Art in the Park Recap Inside Michigan's 2nd Largest Art Fair By Liz Johnson Art in the Park, hosted annually in the heart of downtown Plymouth, is Michigan’s second-largest art fair. Celebrating its 42nd year, this celebrated local event welcomes over 400 artists from around the U.S. offering paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, woodwork, photography, art & much more. Entertainment and cuisine complemented the art exhibitors, and with Kellogg Park and the iconic Downtown Plymouth fountain space, it served as the perfect sensory-filled weekend experience for attendees of all ages. Check out some of our highlights of the event and some of our favorites in each category. HOME GOODS East Arbor Goods Featuring hand-poured soy candles, flour sack towels, coasters, mugs, and glassware there were a variety of home good items to choose from to spruce up your home. We especially loved the Michigan-themed glassware and coasters along with the matching canvas tote. You can learn more on their website. BOARD IN THE KITCHEN You’ll never be bored in your kitchen with their custom-made home goods products! Board in the Kitchen features whimsical boards, unique barware, and traditional cutting boards. Their products are made from solid surface corian and are great for cutting, chopping, and serving. They make the perfect housewarming gift or even to elevate your own kitchen space! Can we just talk about how awesome the dog-shaped cutting boards are–you can’t go wrong with Board in the Kitchen, there is something for everyone. Appalachian Bow Saw Have you tried using an Appalachian bow saw in the kitchen?! This dynamic kitchen tool is perfect for slicing and dicing with ease. It makes the perfect gift for the chef in your life! ARTWORK AND DECOR PB Photography CO They are known for their custom high-quality, beautiful photography and unique photo letter art. PB Photography specializes in creating unique keepsakes from letters and signs. We loved what they created for some of our favorite Southeast Michigan cities including Plymouth, Northville, Birmingham, DTP (Downtown Plymouth), and Detroit. These are perfect to gift or snag one for yourself. PATTI PARIS ART Patti Paris is a native of Franklin, IN and her artwork is inspired by nature’s beauty. She has a great love for the outdoors, flower gardening, and landscaping and these influences are seen in her unique, individualistic art style as portrayed through both abstract and impressionistic pieces. These are absolutely stunning and make the perfect, modern statement piece for your living space. You can see more on her website. TEAM WHITT DESIGNS Team Whitt Designs features rustic wooden signs and blanket ladders handmade with love in Columbia, TN by the husband and wife duo, Andrew and Jennifer. You can even place custom orders on their website. They had a variety of one-off wood pieces in a wide range of sizes with uplifting and humorous taglines. Their items make a great gift or add a touch of warmth to your home. JEWELRY L&L CLAY CO L&L Clay Co is a mother-daughter duo that specializes in polymer clay earrings. The benefits of polymer being that it’s flexible, light, and non-toxic made this an easy choice for the foundation of their adorable products. With a broad range of designs from retro to modern, dangles to studs, every set is handmade one at a time with love in Detroit, MI.