2016 Art Fair at MIX Ann Arbor
We saw a tremendous turn-out at the 2016 Art Fair at MIX Ann Arbor, in spite of some hotter-than-hot temperatures this year! We have now been in our Nickels Arcade location long enough to have enjoyed our third fair. Following our own Art Fair tradition, we had large tents outside on Maynard Street, with racks and racks of deeply discounted clothing. Amazing pieces were snatched up by customers, happy to take home some of favorite designers at deep discounts. The deals were hot, but the fitting rooms were nice and cool – a fact that we’re sure helped.
This year saw a shift in the days of the fair. Instead of running Wednesday through 6pm Saturday, this year there were more weekend hours with the start on Thursday, running through 6pm on Sunday instead. Storms rolled through on the afternoon of the first day, but with our Nickels Arcade location we were able to move the party indoors! After years of seeing people show up after 5 on Saturday (or even worse on Sunday) this was a welcomed change, and those attending seemed to appreciate having until 9pm Saturday night.
Each year we meet hundreds of new people, including artists from across the country who are showing at the fair and love MIX clothes! It is a real thrill for us to welcome back jewelry artists, for example, year after year – to see the designs they’ve come up with since we saw them last, and to show off our newest. There is even jewelry we now carry as a result of introductions we’ve made during this very busy week.
From everyone here at MIX, thank you for making the 2016 Art Fair at MIX Ann Arbor a lot of fun.