WYANDOTTE – Whether you’re serious about art or simply enjoy a summer street fair, the 61st Wyandotte Street Art Fair offers something for every taste and budget, from food to fine art.
The fair, which runs through July 16, on Biddle Avenue between Eureka and Oak Street, offers more than 250 artist booths, representing a wide range of media, from clothing to fiber, digital and mixed media, jewelry and metal work, painting and photography, prints and drawings, pottery and glass, leather and sculpture, and wood creations, toys and furniture.
If you go, wear a hat and sunscreen, carry a water bottle and wear comfortable walking shoes. To stay hydrated, consider an ice cold, fresh squeezed lemonade, with numerous booths supporting local non-profits spread out along the fair route, slaking thirsts and sweet tooths.
In addition to the city’s restaurants near the fair, more than 20 vendors offer a wide variety of tempting treats from food trucks, from cheese steaks to cinnamon treats, to barbecue delights and egg rolls.
In the mood for Mexican, noodles or vegan fare? Or are pierogi and kielbasa on your wish list? They are hot and ready to tempt your appetite. Gyros, Italian sausage and shish kabob may round out your menu wish list as well.
For dessert, there are elephant ears, funnel cakes, deep-fried Oreos, shaved flavored ice, frozen dipped bananas, caramel and candy apples, cotton candy and more.
Local non-profit groups benefit from running the adjacent parking lots, and a shuttle runs from the Wyandotte Roosevelt High School parking lot.
The annual event showcases artists while raising awareness of the arts in a fun and relaxing setting.
For more information about other upcoming city’s programs, go to Wyandotte.net.