Ypsilanti

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Ah, Depot Town, Riverside Park, Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti is all about the perfect summer festival. Its walkable neighborhoods boast vintage housing to die for and its downtown historic district is the third largest in Michigan -- only Detroit and Grand Rapids have larger ones. Its independent music and art scenes are thriving, and it boasts a diversity and community spirit very few other Metro Detroit cities can touch.

Grab a sandwich at Beezy's Cafe. Catch an outre performance at the Dreamland Puppet Theatre. Down a Michigan brew at Frog Island or Corner Brewery. Check out the latest art show at Riverside Gallery or lust after an antique architectural find at Materials Unlimited.

At nearly 200 years old, this storied community's history has yet to be written. After all, name another city in Michigan that holds an annual summer festival dedicated to Elvis and the annual DIY fest, the Shadow Art Fair?
Concentrate's office at Landline Creative Labs in Ypsi.

Introducing On the Ground Ypsi


Participants at Tower Inn for the 2016 YpsiTasty grub crawl.
AFS founder Mike Stack presents Ozone House staff with the proceeds from AFS' charity challenge.
Soar Automotive logo.
Feodies Shipp III at U of M Detroit Center

Does Ann Arbor need a stronger relationship with Detroit?


GoWork founders Kyle Thibaut, Andrew Sereno, and Clayton Smith peer through the front window of their business.
D'Real Graham

Is there still time to nip Ypsi's affordability crisis in the bud?


Holmes Elementary student A'Nya Wells with her sculpture.

How a collaborative after-school arts program transformed Ypsi's Holmes Elementary


Andrea Plevek and Teresa Gillotti of Washtenaw County's OCED
A concert in Cultivate's beer garden.
Detail from John Gutoskey's "Queer Pop."

Essential arts events for May 2017


Design rendering of the renovated Strong Hall.
Mark Maynard and Jesse Kranyak in the lobby of Landline Creative Labs.

Take a look inside Ypsi's newly opened Landline Creative Labs


Rendering of Michigan Avenue redesign