Hosting an Artist
The Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival is fortunate to be able to host artists from all-over the United States and Canada. Participating in Festivals is can be an expensive proposition for artists that travel from out-of-town and spend a week in a hotel. With this in mind, we are asking that Festival patrons consider hosting an artist in their home during the week of the Festival. Our goal is to connect patrons with participating artists (the level of accommodation is entirely between the host and the artist).
Please visit the link below and complete the Host an Artist Form if you may be interested in hosting an artist for the week of the Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival.
Artists Seeking Accommodations
The Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival is fortunate to be able to host artists from all-over the United States and Canada. We know that participating in Festivals is can be an expensive proposition for artists that travel from out-of-town and spend a week in a hotel. With this in mind, we are working to connect patrons with participating artists. If you are an artist interested in being hosted by a Dexter-area resident, please visit the link below and complete the Artist Seeking Accommodation Form.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ann Arbor West is just 4 miles from downtown Dexter. A block of rooms with a discounted rate has been established at this hotel. Use the group code “PAD” when making your reservation. Reservations must be made by June 1. Book your room online, or call 734-827-1100.
Weber’s Inn Ann Arbor is just 7 miles from Dexter.
Wyndham Garden Ann Arbor is also only 7 miles from Dexter.
While in Dexter, you may wish to visit some of the local attractions. These include:
The Washtenaw County Border-to-Border Trail
This paved multi-use Trail is a segment of the Iron-Belle Trail that, when complete, will stretch from Belle Isle in Detroit to Ironwood in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Currently, when beginning your trip from Dexter’s Mill Creek Park, walkers, runners, and bicyclists are able travel to the Hudson-Mills or Dexter-Huron Metroparks.
Huron River Water Trail
Dexter is situated where Mill Creek flows into the Huron River. The Huron River Water Trail has received the Federal designation of “Water Trail,” one of only 18 Water Trails nationwide. With launch access from Mill Creek Park, Mill Creek and the Huron River offer a variety of recreation opportunities, including kayaking, tubing, and fishing. Paddlers can venture off the trail to enjoy scenery, sample local fare, and experience the heritage and character of downtown Dexter.
The Encore Musical Theatre Company
The Encore Musical Theatre Company is a non-profit musical theatre located in the historic City of Dexter. Our mission is to create quality, original theatrical productions with an emphasis on Musical Theatre, utilizing a unique mixture of Broadway and Local talent of all levels, while engaging and entertaining a wide spectrum of the surrounding communities. During the week of the Festival, the Encore Theatre will be hosting a production of West Side Story. For more information or to order tickets, please visit their website or call 734-268-6200.
Gordon Hall and the Dexter Area Historical Society
Dexter was founded in 1824 by Judge Samuel W. Dexter. Judge Dexter’s estate, now known as “Gordon Hall,” sits on a hill overlooking downtown. It was purchased in 2006 by the Dexter Area Historical Society and Museum, and restoration is underway. More information about the history and historical attractions in and around Dexter may be found on the Historical Society’s website.
See the Dexter Visitor’s Guide below for information about Dexter’s fabulous restaurants and entertainment venues.