FARMINGTON, Mich., May 13, 2015. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss the 6th year of Art on the Grand in the middle of Downtown Farmington. Farmington is the historic downtown area, surrounded by the City of Farmington Hills, making this a unique urban fair with a small town charm. The Kids Hands-On Art sponsors for the art fair this year are Tom Holzer Ford, Renewal by Andersen, AT&T U-verse and SMART, with support from C&G Newspapers and Waste Management.

Over 100 artists and craftsmen from across the country will display their works in this juried fine arts fair presented by the Farmington Hills Special Services Department's Cultural Arts Division in partnership with the Farmington Downtown Development Authority. Various media will be represented, including paintings, sculpture, fiber, ceramics, glass, photography, and more.

A special feature this year is DIA Away: Think Like an Artist. It is a free, mobile interactive classroom and a creative exploration space for people of all ages to try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations.  DIA Away will be open in Kids Hands-On Art from 11am-5pm on both event days.

Event hours are Saturday, June 6, 10am - 7pm and Sunday, June 7, 11am - 5pm.

? Artists along Grand River
? Freestyle Facepainting
? Make a card with kickstART Farmington
? Kids Fun Painting Day with artists from Painting with a Twist
? Outdoor Dining at downtown restaurants
? Street food vendors selling roasted almonds, fudge, lemonade and Kona Ice
? Sidewalk shopping

Arrive early and visit the Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market Saturday 9 am - 2 pm in Riley Park.  This market will feature growers and prepared foods only.

Take a break or stay late and visit one of the local restaurants; we have a wide variety to suit almost every taste!

For more information on Art on the Grand, please call 248-473-7276 or visit Become a fan of Downtown Farmington on Facebook and follow Downtown Farmington on Twitter @DntwnFarmington.

Please note: Grand River Avenue will close to traffic at 7pm on Friday, June 5 so set-up may begin!