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Rain or Shine, Art on the Grand Goes on in Downtown Farmington

Saturday's activities include a "Chocolate Tour" around downtown Farmington businesses.

Even with a 50 percent chance of rain today, you will find fine art, music and chocolate on Grand River in downtown Farmington, during Art on the Grand. 

Here's what you should know:

Hours

The juried art festival, featuring works by 100 artists, opens today at 10 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m.

Parking

Grand River remains closed between Grove St. and Farmington Rd. Your best bets for parking are south of the Downtown Farmington Center off Orchard St., the Maxfield Training Center at Warner and Thomas Streets, and behind . 

Activities

Look for the hands-on kids art tent just off Grand River near Riley Park. Take a “Chocolate Tour” of Michigan chocolatiers featured in downtown Farmington stores, with a “Golden Ticket” map available at the information booth.

The Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market will be open today at 9 a.m., in a temporary location on the  in the Downtown Farmington Center parking lot, west of the pavilion and park. 

Entertainment

Today's performers on Stage A (Grand River & Farmington Rd.) and Stage B (Grand River near food vendors) include:

Time  Stage A Stage B 10 a.m. Lesley Merrill & Tori Petrak      Billy Brandt and Guests 2 p.m. Robert Johnson Ara Topouzian 6 p.m.  Donna Lee Holman

Mark Reitenga

Grapes on the Grand

, twin brothers Mike and Scott McMath of Midland who combine music and art, will perform in the Grapes on the Grand area, open to adults ages 21 and over at the  starting at 6 p.m. 

A plate of four chocolates from Michigan chocolatiers is $5; tickets for beer and wine are $5, $1 for water and soft drinks. There's no admission charge. 

Learn more at downtownfarmington.org.

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