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Directions & Parking


Click for maps to the city of Ann Arbor's downtown lots and parking structures.

From the front door of The Ark on Main Street, the closest parking areas are the lot directly behind the building and the structure around the corner.

To get to the lot behind The Ark, from southbound Main at The Ark go right onto William and right onto Ashley; from northbound Main go left at Liberty, left at First Street, left onto William, then left onto Ashley.

To find the structure at the corner of Fourth Avenue and William (just east of Main), from southbound Main at The Ark go left at William; from northbound Main, go right on Liberty and right on Fourth Avenue.

If you can find one, parking at street meters is free after 6 pm and on Sundays. Parking at downtown businesses, even those that are closed, runs the risk of leaving the show and finding that your car has been towed.


Click to go to the Ann Arbor DDA, where you can link to a map of the Main Street area. Look for The Ark’s location on Main between Liberty and William.

For the verbally oriented, here are directions to The Ark:

From I-94

Take the Ann Arbor-Saline Road exit (Exit 175). Go north on Ann Arbor-Saline Road, and continue north where it becomes Main (do NOT turn right onto S. Main at Busch's supermarket). Follow Main into downtown Ann Arbor. The Ark is located at 316 S. Main, between William and Liberty on the west side of the street.

From US-23/M-14

From points north on US-23 southbound, take M-14 westbound at the US-23 split.

From M-14 westbound/US-23 northbound, take left exit onto M-14 westbound.

Take business US-23 (Exit 3), which runs into Main Street southbound.

Follow Main Street into downtown Ann Arbor. The Ark is located at 316 S. Main, between Liberty and William on the west side of the street.


From the south, take US-23 north to exit 37-B, Washtenaw, towards Ann Arbor.

Head west on Washtenaw, towards downtown.

Follow Washtenaw (stick to the right as the road splits) until it turns into Huron.

Take Huron to First street.

Take a left on First, go down to William, take a left on William.

Two blocks east is Main Street.