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File #: 22-0831    Version: 1 Name: 5/16/22 A2 Artoberfest
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/16/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/16/2022 Final action: 5/16/2022
Enactment date: 5/16/2022 Enactment #: R-22-140
Title: Resolution to Approve Street Closures for the A2 Artoberfest from 6:00 AM on Friday, October 7, 2022 through 11:00 PM on Sunday, October 9, 2022
Attachments: 1. A2 Artoberfest.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Street Closures for the A2 Artoberfest from 6:00 AM on Friday, October 7, 2022 through 11:00 PM on Sunday, October 9, 2022
Memorandum
Attached for your consideration and approval is a request from The Guild of Artists and Artisans to close streets for the second annual A2 Artoberfest. This event was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, but took place in 2021 with no issues.

The street closure is requested for Friday, October 7, 2022 at 6:00 AM through Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 11:00 PM. The actual event will take place Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 AM through Sunday, October 9 at 5:00 PM. The additional time to be used for set-up and breakdown.

The following streets are requested for closure:

* Fourth Avenue between Catherine and Huron
* Ann Street between Main and up to the Fire Department before Fifth Avenue

Produced by The Guild of Artists & Artisans, a non-profit Artist Membership organization whose mission is to provide artists with marketing opportunities which they do by producing fine art fairs including the nationally acclaimed Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, as well as the new Gutman Gallery. This event will be a fall celebration of the arts, both visual and performing. It will feature 160 jury selected artists, live musical performances, Kids Activities, and local food and beverages. It will take place in the N. Fourth Ave neighborhood to help bridge the downtown and Kerrytown areas and highlight the businesses there. The plan is to establish partnerships with area businesses and other non-profits such as the Hands on Museum and Kerrytown Concert House. The applicant looks forward to this becoming an annual event and a true celebration of the Arts in Ann Arbor. This event has received support from the Fourth Avenue businesses as well as the Kerrytown District Association.

The applicant will submit an application for approval from the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission for temporary sales, service and consu...

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