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POP-X 2015

A ten day festival of pop-up art in Ann Arbor POPX

A ten day Festival of pop-up art pavilions in Ann Arbor!

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POP-X is free and open to the public!

 October 15 to October 24, 2015 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Sit in the park, wander in and out of pavilions, co-create with onsite artists, enjoy POP·X!

Click here to join the Facebook Event and get updates on the artists, the pavilions, and everything that will be going on during POP-X!

Join our POP•X Selfie Contest! Take a selfie with your favorite pavilion and share it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using #A2POPX for a chance to win POP•X merchandise!

About POP-X

POP·X is an annual ten-day festival presented by the Ann Arbor Art Center of small pavilions that serve as pop-up art exhibition spaces throughout the Ann Arbor area. Created by architects and artists, these pavilions use their interiors to show a focused and engaging expression of contemporary art and use their exteriors to host a curated set of activities that may include demonstrations, performance, lecture, or participatory art making.

During the first iteration of the festival, October 15-24, 2015, ten of the pavilions will be grouped in a downtown Ann Arbor “village” setting (Liberty Plaza Park).

Learn more about POP-X...

Location and Hours

Liberty Plaza Park
255 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

From 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Getting to POP-X

By bike

POP·X is working to offer bike valet and bike locking options at Liberty Plaza Park. More details to come in late summer regarding these services.

By foot

The sidewalks of Liberty and Division Streets leading to Liberty Plaza Park are wide, paved, and lined with a variety of restaurants and shops that can enhanced your experience at POP·X.

By bus

Ann Arbor’s Blake Transit Center, a regional bus transportation hub, is one block away from the Liberty Plaza Park festival site at 328 S Fifth Avenue. Visit the Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority site for up-to-date schedules and routes: www.theride.org.

By car

The Library Lane Underground Parking Structure as well as curbside parking offer the closest parking options for cars commuting to POP·X.

Sponsored by:

  • Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
  • Larry and Lucie Nisson
  • Old National Bank
  • Gretchen Gardner and Josh Pokempner

Presented by:

  • Ann Arbor Art Center

POP-X 2015 Artists

POP-X 2015 Architect

  • Kreg Norgaard

POP-X 2015 Jurors

  • Yen Azzaro
  • Lily Cox-Richard
  • Harrell Fletcher
  • Nick Tobier

POP-X 2015 in the media

WEMU/89.1: POP-X Opening Day
Ann Arbor News: POP-X Video Tour
Ann Arbor News: POP-X Preview
Radio Interviews
LucyAnn Lance: Damian by Design
WEMU/89.1: Art and Soul, featuring POP-X
Martin Bandyke

Calendar of POP•X Programs


Music Performances

Daily, 11:00am-2pm and 4-7pm - Liberty Plaza Park - Fee: Free

Each day of POP·X live music performances or recorded playlists curated by guest DJs add vibrancy to Liberty Plaza Park.

Sponsored by Old National Bank

Field Trips: K-12 Students

Weekday Mornings, beginning Fri, Oct 16 - Fee: Free; registration required

Each morning the pavilions of POP·X welcome students grades 2-6 to Liberty Plaza Park for hour-long field trips that allow students to explore diverse art forms (sculpture, painting, photography, print, fiber arts) and interact with artists of diverse backgrounds. School registration fees are generously being subsidized by Old National Bank.

To register please contact krobertson@annarborartcenter.org

Field Trips: Seniors Citizens

Weekday Afternoons, beginning Fri, Oct 16 - Fee: Free; registration required

Ann Arbor area assisted and independent living communities are invited to visit POP·X each weekday afternoon for field trips featuring tours of pavilion exhibitions led by docents.

To register please contact wrush@annarborartcenter.org

With support from John Kotarski

During the ten-day exhibition, POP·X features programs that activate Liberty Plaza Park, provide exhibition context, and highlight an array of artists and organizations doing creative work in the Ann Arbor area. Check out the following schedule of programs and plan your visit to POP•X according to the events you want to attend!

Go to the official POP-X website



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