The Ann Arbor Art Center continues to promote independent artists and crafters by hosting Liberty Local, a handmade craft fair to be held in the fall showcasing regional talent. This indoor craft fair aims to have unique, handmade and creative works. The Ann Arbor Art Center is looking for artists and crafters to embrace this indie spirit and to be a part of Liberty Local, and help to promote regional culture and the local economy. Liberty Local runs from Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 9. Artist applications are due by August 5 and acceptance notification will be done by August 15. There is a $100 participation fee with a $10 application fee for those accepted. For more information and to apply visit the website. The Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty St. 734-994-8004. www.annarborartcenter.org
Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed
On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.
The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.
Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode