Spend time at the Fair creating your own works of art in the Art Activity Zone.
Located on Ingalls Mall, between Washington Street and
North University Avenue. This area is open Thurs-Sat, 11am-6pm and Sun noon-6pm.
The following kid-friendly art projects are open to all ages and free to the public.
Detroit Institute of the Arts
Every culture world-wide has a rich history of puppetry reflecting rituals, stories, and even politics. Come and learn about puppet history with the DIA and walk away a Puppeteer!
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
We encourage you to sing the songs of Motown while creating your own paper-doll cut-outs . We’ll even provide the template for a vinyl record so you can design your own album cover with your creation!
The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor
Make a beeswax candle with the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor! Beeswax candles are easy to make and fun to roll and decorate. You’ll even learn how to apply beeswax appliqués.
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
Dinosaurs come to life and travel with you throughout the Fair! Make lively, colorful dino’s with balloons and learn interesting facts from the museum of Natural History.
Cranbrook Art Museum
Create unique transparent projections in celebration of Cranbrook’s current exhibition, "Hippie Modernism". Then, project your creation on-site and take photos with your groovy new backdrop! Hang your artwork on a window at home and let the light filter through!
Clay Works Studio
Get your hands covered in clay when you build an animal sculpture or try your hand at the potters wheel. You never knew you could come to an art fair and leave a ceramic artist, did you? All ages welcome!