FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DIY Street Fair Expands for 2010
Third Annual Event to Showcase Local Business and Creative Culture
FERNDALE, MI (August 3, 2010) – The third annual DIY Street Fair (DIYSF) returns to Ferndale this September to celebrate Do-It-Yourself pursuits and creative endeavors with a free weekend fair showcasing local businesses, original bands, artists and crafters, restaurants, breweries and more.
Building on the success of the first two events in 2008 and 2009, the 2010 board is making the official kick-off a night earlier, as well as augmenting the physical footprint to include additional vendors.
“The response and support from the community has been phenomenal, and we saw a significant increase in attendance in 2009. So, we are working to offer more in anticipation of another increase this year,” said Chris Johnston, a Ferndale resident and business owner who originated the concept of the event. “The word is out about this event… people know it’s not a traditional art fair – that it’s a unique thing. It’s a great way to see and meet self-driven, creative and enterprising residents who continually enhance the quality of life in the area.”
The DIY Street Fair takes place September 17, 18 and 19, 2010 in the Southeast quadrant of 9 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, Michigan . It occurs simultaneously with the 2010 Funky Ferndale Art Festival.
“What makes this fair unique is its participant roster, which we curate based on local presence, originality, grass-roots nature, and contribution to local creative culture”, said Carey Gustafson, Handmade Detroit co-founder and DIYSF board member since the fair’s inception. “Every inch of the fair is somehow associated with Detroit and the surrounding area, if not completely of it.”
The Main Stage will again showcase live music by well-known regional, independent recording artists throughout the weekend. Live music will continue at after-parties scheduled at establishments surrounding the fair site.
An outdoor marketplace will feature vendors and exhibitors sharing and celebrating their passions while patrons enjoy locally-produced food and craft beer from Michigan restaurants and breweries.
The DIYSF Kids Zone will open Saturday and Sunday, offering family entertainment and activities for children.
Interested sponsors, vendors and exhibitors may find information online at www.diystreetfair.com or at Woodward Avenue Brewers, adjacent to the site of the fair itself.