Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Tiny Doors Have Begun Appearing In This American Town.

Next time you're visiting the city of Ann Arbor in Michigan, you might want to be on the lookout for a series of small doors. But these aren't just any type of ordinary doors. In fact, there's no way you can fit into them, and neither could your pets, unless it's a very tiny bird. No, these doors are reserved for one creature in mind, fairies. What? Yeah, you read right, fairies! The first one appeared in the baseboards of the home of Jonathan and Kathleen Wright in 1993. Since then, several other fairy doors have been discovered through the city, and people are falling head over heels in love with them.

When you walk around Ann Arbor, you're bound to run into a tiny fairy door here and there.

It seems that these types of installation art pieces have popped up in the city, and of the original ten plus doors, seven still exist today.

Although the fairy doors were present in the Wright House in 1993, the residents in Downtown Ann Arbor didn't notice the tiny fairy doors until 2005.

But you can see how easy it is to miss one of these, unless you're really looking for one, or you're a child with wandering eyes. When Wright first opened the fairy door he discovered in his home, he noticed that it had a staircase that lead to yet another door that remains locked. So who's to say that a real fairy doesn't live in there?

Although the fairy doors were present in the Wright House in 1993, the residents in Downtown Ann Arbor didn't notice the tiny fairy doors until 2005.

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The first fairy door was seen in public on the outside of Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea on April, 7th 2005, and was placed there by a teacher of graphic design technologies named Jonathan B. Wright.

These adorable doors were built right into restaurants, shops, and buildings and are so tiny, people might even mistake them for decorative frames rather than fairy doors.

After discovering a fairy door in his house in the early 90s, Wright decided to install some more fairy doors throughout his home for his daughter.

A decade later, he decided to share the joy of fairy doors with the entire town by selecting key locations to install some more fairy doors.

After Wright's fairy door made it's debut in public at the Sweetwaters Coffee And Tea, he decided that the town needed another door.

So ten days later, a second fairy door appeared outside of the Peaceable Kingdom. It wasn't long before fairy doors appeared in the Michigan theater, the Ann Arbor District library, the Ark, the Red Shoes, Nicola's Books, UofM Mott's Children's Hospital, the Found Gallery, and the Selo-Shevel Gallery.

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