The campaign to raise $100,000 in aid for arts + creative organizations shuttered and artists and creatives workers out of work and without pay in the greater Ann Arbor area due to COVID-19.

More than 50 grants made! More aid requests wait.

Applause to our Cast of Donors!

Lead gift of $20,000

It’s a standing ovation for the cast members giving to CREATIVE WASHTENAW AID and assisting artists and creatives who live, work and have businesses in Washtenaw County, the greater Ann Arbor area. Because of their kindness, once the green light is given, our creatives will be ready to return to the cultural gathering places to do what they do so remarkably: give of their art so that we may rejoice, renew, remember and reflect on our humanity as individuals and together as community.

And a curtain call for the stars of the show…

Decky AlexanderWe need artists to document this time…our lives…to truth tell, our first ‘recorder.’


Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Kasia Bielak-HoopsWe will get through this because our art will sustain us!

Elizabeth S. Bishop  

Lisa & David Borgsdorf

Kathy Carter & Mack Ruffin

Mark Clague & Laura Jackson The arts remain as important as ever. We need you! Thanks for making our community more beautiful and more meaningful. We can’t wait to welcome you back.

Joanne Vollendorf Clark – Thank you Kathryn [Goodson] and Thor [Sigurdson] for a lovely concert.

Crystal Cole

Russ Collins & Deb Polich

Dea DeWolff & Robert Kail

David & Jill Esau  

Jason Eyster  

Becca Fisher – Thank you for providing support for our local artists and arts organizations!

Kathy & Dave Friedrichs  

Richard Garner  

Zita Gillis  

Larry & Martha Gray

Esther L. Hurwitz Hello to all poets and writers. Stay Strong!

Deborah & Ralph Katz Thank you for caring for the independent artists in our community. To everyone, be strong and stay safe.

John & Kathleen King  

Barbara KramerHope everyone can hang on, especially pulling for the freelancers (like musicians) who can’t get unemployment insurance.

Barry LaRueGive till it hurts. We’ll get through this!!!

Greg Leeder

K.A. LettsArtists and nonprofit art organizations are part of our rich creative commons in Washtenaw County. We need to protect these fragile members of our cultural ecosystem.

Joan Lowenstein

Jane & John Lumm  

Shel Markel Art  

Timothy McAllister & Roshanne Etezady

Jill McDonough & Greg Merriman

Bob Milstein

Richard Montmorency & Carol Rugg

The Mosaic Foundation of Rita & Peter Heydon

William Nolting & Donna Parmelee

Jen Proctor

Kirk A. Profit, owner – GCSI        

AnonymousWhen I was listing off my worries surrounding the outbreak, the financial welfare of artists, venues and event-companies was one of them. I’m glad there is at least an effort toward a local solution 🙂

Mike & Veena Rankin Thank you, Creative Washtenaw, for supporting artists through this difficult and uncertain time!

Julie & Randy Roth  

Michael Smith

Patti Smith

Sharman SpieserThank you very much for providing this way to support our community of artists.

Austin Stewart 

Anne Subotic – Keep creating!

Ebru Uras

Virginia Wait  

Sarah & Sandy Wiener  

Bruce Worden, Black Market Books

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