Creative Members

 

The intrinsic and aesthetic values of art and creativity are determining factors of success for the creative members of The Arts Alliance. They are professionals and amateurs from students to industry experts leading the sector locally, nationally and internationally who offer creative products, services and programs to county residents and visitors; and ensure that the greater Ann Arbor, Michigan, region remains a great place to create, live, work, learn, play and visit.

The Arts Alliance sincerely thanks its creative members for their support, partnership and encouragement.

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7 Cylinders Studio
Ypsilanti7 Cylinders Studio is a creative engine that can help drive your organization’s outreach by producing compelling videos with an optimized strategy for sharing your stories.
16 HandsAnn Arbor16 Hands offers a carefully curated selection of handcrafted, heartfelt and artistic creations of uncommon strength and character, including jewelry, fashion accessories, exceptional gifts, garden accents and decorative and functional home goods.
22 NorthYpsilanti22 North exhibits works of visual art in all media by emerging and established artists. They also host small musical ensembles in many genres in an intimate house concert setting.
The 109 Cultural ExchangeSalineThe 109 Cultural Exchange is a Saline Main Street initiative. This multipurpose people's space is a venue for arts and cultural events located in the heart of Downtown Saline. Everyone is welcome to gather here and exchange creativity, ideas, customs and liveliness in the spirit of a nurturing and inclusive community.
A2EthicsAnn ArborA2Ethics promotes public ethics and philosophy initiatives through events, education and civic partnerships, including the “Big Ethical Question Slam” and the “Michigan High School Ethics Bowl” in partnership with the U-M Department of Philosophy.
A2 JAZZ FestAnn ArborA free two-day community-based jazz festival held in September each year, the A2 JAZZ FEST brings multiple generations of local jazz artists together with a supportive community of fans to create a great celebration of jazz in Ann Arbor. The A2 JAZZ FEST mission is to showcase and promote jazz by presenting live performances of original compositions and jazz standards by Michigan-based artists.
a2tix.comAnn Arbora2tix.com is a locally owned, online marketing and ticketing portal dedicated exclusively to the Ann Arbor area. Ticket buying is easy and secure. A division of the “Ann Arbor Observer,” a2tix.com offers marketing support, excellent credit card rates, membership and donation options, plus a professional, local team to help your events succeed.
Academy of Russian Classical BalletAnn ArborThe Academy of Russian Classical Ballet (ARCB) offers students of all ages and levels a world-class professional ballet education in the Vaganova (Russian) ballet method and performance opportunities. Under the training and guidance provided by ARCB, students study both technique and artistry unique to the Vaganova method and develop skills and confidence to help them reach their fullest potential.
Adrian Center for the ArtsAdrianThe Adrian Center for the Arts (ACA) is collaborative visual arts center located in a rural setting conducive to creativity. The ACA offers resident artists' space in clay, 2-dimentional, glass and metal sculpture and has a gallery hosting six shows a year. It offers classes for all ages in clay, painting, sculpture, fibers and print. The success of the ACA is based on a great many volunteers and an interested community.
African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw CountyAnn ArborThe African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County promotes awareness, understanding and appreciation of the black experience. It gathers and preserves stories, images and documents to make the history of African Americans available to generations today.
Alice Greene & Co.Ann ArborAlice Greene & Company is devoted to bringing works of poetry, creativity and sustainability to readers. Publisher Jill Peek combines her love of the written word & working with writers, artists and book designers. Focusing on sense of place has led to partnering with some of the best regional poets in unique and beautiful chapbooks.
Allegra Print Mail Marketing SalineServing the creative community since 1973, Allegra Print offers a wide range of services to help market and promote businesses, nonprofits, health care and the education network. Services and products include wide format graphics, interior and exterior signage, vehicle signs, offset and digital printed posters, brochures, postcards, pocket folders, mailing, fulfillment, promotional products, graphic design, etc.
Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers GuildAnn ArborThe Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild offers professional enrichment and support for piano teachers. Programs are presented at the Kerrytown Concert House in addition to informal seminars, performance opportunities and grants that support teacher study and the music community. Students may participate in Kerrytown recitals, achievement testing, master classes and a summer ensemble camp.
Ann Arbor Book SocietyAnn Arbor Book SocietyThe Ann Arbor Book Society fosters an appreciation for and access to books for all. They celebrate and sustain Ann Arbor's dynamic book culture through advocacy of its diverse book-related institutions and communities; connect local readers; and make Ann Arbor a book lover's destination.
Ann Arbor Civic TheatreAnn ArborAnn Arbor Civic Theater (A2CT) celebrates more than 50 years of quality theater produced and performed by community members and presented for southeast Michigan and northeast Ohio audiences. Founded in 1929, its first staged drama was “The Late Christopher Bean.” Five decades later, A2CT is “still here” after hundreds of shows, various performance venues, offices and, most importantly, wonderful members and patrons. Get involved and find out more at a2civic.org.
Ann Arbor Concert BandAnn ArborThe Ann Arbor Concert Band is a 75-member nonprofit community-based ensemble. It was born from the desire of local adult musicians wanting to continue playing and performing music that appeals to a broad audience and to offer music education to its members and the public.
Ann Arbor Fiberarts GuildAnn ArborThe Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild (AAFG) is an educational, nonprofit group of fiber artists. Founded in 1956 as a club for weavers, the guild also supports other forms of fiber art. Through monthly meetings, workshops, exhibitions and scholarships for directed study, the guild promotes the exploration of fiber art.
Ann Arbor Film FestivalAnn ArborThe Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America, founded by George Manupelli in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premier forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction and performance-based.
Ann Arbor Hands-On MuseumAnn ArborConsidered a gem by many, AAHOM’s regional and national reputation is built on its visionary planning and implementation of interactive STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, art and math) exhibits; groundbreaking educational outreach programs delivered to 47 counties throughout the state, including the Upper Peninsula; award-winning distance learning programs in 44 states and countries around the world; and an exceptional ability to establish and maintain strong collaborative bonds with public and private organizations from a variety of disciplines. AAHOM's temporary traveling exhibits have also been displayed in libraries, community centers and schools throughout the state. The AHHOM received The Arts Alliance 21st Century Awards Excellence in Education 2015.
Ann Arbor Potters GuildAnn ArborThe Potters Guild is a cooperative nonprofit organization comprised of more than 50 members. Classes in ceramics for adults run 12 weeks in the fall and winter terms. The Potters Guild also holds two sales per year at the studio and participates in the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair.
Ann Arbor Public Art CommissionAnn ArborThe Ann Arbor Public Art Commission is an advisory body to the Ann Arbor City Council with the goal to improve the aesthetic quality of public spaces, provide cultural opportunities, contribute to local heritage and promote the general welfare of the Ann Arbor community.
Ann Arbor Society for Musical ArtsAnn ArborThe Ann Arbor Society for Musical Arts produces six concerts annually at the Ann Arbor City Club, featuring regional artists and two annual youth music competitions: “Rosalie Edwards Youth Music Competition” (REYMC) for musicians ages 13-18 and “Young Artist Competition” for college age.
Ann Arbor Storytellers GuildAnn ArborThe Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild exists to promote and support storytelling locally, regionally and nationwide. They create opportunities for members to develop and practice their art in front of a supportive group of individuals, hold workshops to study the principles of good storytelling and build venues to allow members to perform in front of a broader audience.
The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The OriginalAnn ArborThe original of the four fairs that comprise the Ann Arbor Art Fair, the original fair is a fine art and fine craft show known for its stringent jury standards; resulting in a show of exceptionally high-quality work. The fair takes place each July on the streets surrounding the Burton Tower.
Ann Arbor Summer FestivalAnn ArborThe Ann Arbor Summer Festival is a three-week multdisciplinary arts festival offering ticketed and free events both indoors and out, featuring music, dance, comedy, film, circus, street arts and family entertainment.
Ann Arbor Symphony OrchestraAnn ArborFounded in 1928, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (A2SO) is a fully professional orchestra presenting concerts and educational programs for all ages. The orchestra presents classical, pops, chamber and educational concerts onstage and in schools, as well as free concerts in libraries and farmers markets, across southeast Michigan. A2SO also offers family-friendly Instrument Petting Zoos in schools and at community events.
Ann Arbor Women ArtistsAnn ArborAnn Arbor Women Artists help artists achieve creative and professional excellence.
A2Y Regional ChamberAnn ArborThe A2Y Chamber is a member-based community organization that actively facilitates, educates and advocates on behalf of its members through its services and programs.
Argus Museum & Museum on Main StreetAnn ArborThe Argus Museum, under the umbrella of the Washtenaw County Historical Society, features products manufactured by Argus Cameras Inc., and preserves the company’s history by displaying its significant impact on photography, military equipment and Ann Arbor. The museum hosts photography exhibitions that showcase local and regional photographers and encourages the continued use of analog cameras.
The ArkAnn ArborThe Ark is a nonprofit live music venue for contemporary
and traditional folk and roots music.
Art Meets BusinessSalineArt Meets Business offers individual and group coaching, networking, speaker seminars, and referrals to resources to help creative individuals learn business skills and develop their markets.
ArtisticaDexterArtistica offers handcrafted gifts by Michigan artists. Look for the red door by the village clock in the historical downtown of Dexter.
ArtrainAnn ArborArtrain is a nonprofit project management agency that honors its award-winning community-building programs as it partners with creative people and organizations to produce and deliver art-infused outreach programs intended to expand personal horizons and strengthen local cultural infrastructure. Artrain defines community broadly—geographically and as people connected by common interests.
The Arts AllianceAnn ArborThe Arts Alliance is the arts + creative industry authority in Washtenaw County. A regional agency, its mission is to advocate for and support Creative Washtenaw and ensure that the greater area remains a great place to create, live, work, learn, play and visit. It serves professionals, amateurs, students and industry experts leading the sector locally, nationally and internationally who have creative practices, own creative businesses and hold creative jobs in profit, nonprofit, educational and government entities and produce creative goods, services and programs for county residents and visitors.
Jill AultAnn ArborJill Ault is a fiber artist working primarily with the quilt form.
Misun BaekAnn ArborMisun Baek is a visual artist and received her BFA from Eastern Michigan University in 1991. She currently works in the styles of realism, expressionism, abstract and aesthetics. Her favorite mediums include acrylics, watercolors, graphite and charcoals, though she uses other mixed mediums such as resin, sculpture paste – or as she says “anything I can get my hands on.” A mother and wife, she recently retired and is now able to finally concentrate on her fine arts.
Ballet ChelseaChelseaBallet Chelsea is a world-class dance school and performance company focused on offering high-caliber dance education to young dancers throughout the region. They also provide community outreach and the Adaptive Dance Program, which promotes the enjoyment of dance for those with physical, mental and cognitive disabilities through performances, workshops and classes.
Bank of Ann Arbor – Sonic LunchAnn ArborBank of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch is a summer outdoor concert series running June to August on Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Liberty and Division streets in downtown Ann Arbor. Concerts are free and suitable for all ages. Join the crowds for an energizing midday break or just relax and enjoy the sounds.
BARICKUDA GALLERY at trustArt studiosAnn ArborLocated in Ann Arbor, BARICKUDA GALLERY at trustArt studios exhibits work by artists in all media and is also available to rent by arts organizations and individuals for their events. trustArt studios leases eight private art studios and a group ceramics studio.
Blue LLama Jazz ClubAnn ArborHaving opened in April 2019, The Blue LLama Jazz Club presents live jazz and world music paired with inspired cuisine, creating a destination music venue and restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor. The Blue LLama connects the “love of food” and “love of music” for guests and has quickly established itself as one of the most exceptional and exciting entertainment and dining destination experiences in the Midwest.
Boychoir of Ann ArborAnn ArborThe Boychoir of Ann Arbor offers choral music education and performance opportunities for boys who like to sing while enriching the community with outstanding choral music concerts.
Janet T. CannonAnn ArborConcert news, viol teaching and other events! Poetry, music and stuff.
Daniel CascardoHuntington WoodsDaniel Cascardo is a Midwest visual artist who creates abstract paintings that combine elements from primitive cultures with euro sophistication. His work has been described as “Fauvist-bright, cubist geometric and Picasso-esque in human form,” with a joy and vibrancy that creates a “playground for the senses.” Cascardo also inspires and engages groups of people with his original interactive mural process called “Color in Cascardo,” formerly known as the Cascardo Art Action Experience.
Colby Spencer CesaroDexterColby Spencer Cesaro is a performer, arts professional and arts advocate. Her specialties are vocal performance, dance and theater. She is a board chair of The Arts Alliance and board co-president of the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health.
Chelsea Area Festivals & EventsChelseaChelsea Area Festivals & Events produces outdoor music concerts and an art series every Thursday night from June – August in historic Chelsea. The annual Sounds & Sights Festival includes an art market, live music, a car show and a chalk exhibition and contest.
Mark ClagueAnn ArborMark Clague is a musicologist focusing on music in the United States with specialties in the music of George and Ira Gershwin and the history of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” He serves as associate dean of undergraduate academic affairs at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Russ Collins & Deb PolichAnn ArborRuss Collins and Deb Polich have a passion for arts, creativity and community that their family and friends most often find infectious and sometimes - obnoxious! Russ has served at the helm of the Michigan Theater since 1982 working with the community to restore both that 1928 movie palace and the 1942 art deco style State Theater in downtown Ann Arbor. He founded the Art House Convergence, a national movement for community driven mission-based art houses and the Cinetopia International Film Festival. Deb has served as the lead at Artrain since 1993 and took on a similar roll at The Arts Alliance in 2013. She is the co-host of “creative:impact” on WEMU 89.1 FM.
Comic Opera GuildAnn ArborThe Comic Opera Guild is a semi-professional lyric theater company that has performed classics of light opera for over 45 years. In addition to its own productions, the Guild also sponsors the Harold Haugh Light Opera International Vocal Competition that has awarded over $60,000 in scholarship prizes to young singers.
CAN Art & DesignAnn ArborArt and cultural enrichment provides opportunities for self-expression, collaboration and project based-child centered learning. CAN Art & Design develops thematic curriculum through understanding ways images and personal expression to convey ideas, values and beliefs. This program aims to give children creative skills sets to inquire, design, build and connect with their broader community.
Community Music School of Ann ArborAnn ArborCommunity Music School of Ann Arbor empowers, inspires and connects the community through collaborative music-making. Programs center on using music as a vehicle for both personal growth and community transformation.
The Community School of Ballet, LLCAnn ArborThe Community School of Ballet takes pride in its 40 years as a family business teaching classical ballet to children and adults of all ages and levels. They provide high-caliber training for all students, challenging both body and mind, and building confidence, strength and the love of dance. The school is certified by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), a world-renowned teaching institution, to teach ballet, pointe and character dance. RAD exams are offered to eligible students.
Community Television Network (CTN) – Ann ArborAnn ArborCommunity Television Network - Ann Arbor (CTN) is committed to providing multimedia resources such as media production workshops, equipment checkout and programming – all free of charge – to serve diverse public interests and strengthen the fabric of the Ann Arbor community through multimedia.
Concordia University – Kreft Center for the ArtsAnn ArborThe Kreft Arts Program at Concordia University sponsors art exhibitions, concerts, lectures, dance performances and author appearances.
Cornerstone DesignAnn ArborCornerstone Design Inc. offers creative, responsive architectural services for commercial, nonprofit and residential clients.
CultureSourceDetroitCultureSource is a member association for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in southeast Michigan. As a regional service organization, CultureSource provides support by hosting professional development workshops that grow creative and leadership capacities, presenting programs that provide space for exchanging ideas about arts and culture and leading initiatives that bring together stakeholders interested in enhancing public access to creative expression.
Damian Farrell Design Group, PLLCAnn ArborDamian Farrell Design Group (DFDG) is an architecture and design firm bringing about change through design thinking to improve living, working, playing and gathering spaces. Damian Farrell, owner and principal of DFDG, serves on the boards of Artrain, The Arts Alliance and the Michigan Architectural Foundation.
Dave Sharp Ann ArborDave Sharp brings both his upright and electric bass skills to a wide variety of music groups, including Dave Sharp’s Secret 7 (world jazz), Dave Sharp Worlds Trio, Three Worlds Trio, Sumkali (Indian fusion), Klezmephonic (traditional Klezmer) and Wisaal (Arabic fusion). He also collaborates with Bollywood musicians (Parthiv Gohil, Jointa Gandhi) and touring Kirtan (Girish, Prema Hara) artists.
Detroit Public Television (DPTV) & WRCJ 90.9 FMWixomDetroit Public Television (DPTV) is Michigan's largest and only community-licensed public television station, reaching an audience of more than 2.5 million people each week across its many platforms with extensive journalism, cultural and educational engagement and programming. Ann Arbor is its second largest market. DPTV also operates WRCJ 90.9 FM, Detroit’s classical and jazz radio station.
City of Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee | Plein Air FestivalDexterThe City of Dexter's Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the local city council on arts, cultural and heritage-related affairs in the city. This includes sponsoring and hosting the annual Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival in August, installing temporary and permanent sculpture displays, and implementing other creative projects in the city throughout the year.
Dexter Community OrchestraDexterThe Dexter Community Orchestra (DCO), located in Dexter, Michigan, was founded in 2005 and is dedicated to cultural enrichment through the gift of live musical performances. The DCO has an honored history of talented music directors and musicians, offering an enriching musical experience for its volunteer musicians and dedicated and growing audience. Dr. David Schultz was appointed music director in 2019. The DCO is a nonprofit organization.
Valerue DiScuillio.DexterValerue DiScuillio has the head and heart of an artist. She is a social media manager and digital marketing strategist for DO:BETTER.
DO:BETTERYpsilantiDO:BETTER is a brand studio. They design emotional, simple and intelligent brands for those brave enough to want more.
Dodworth Saxhorn BandAnn ArborDodworth Saxhorn Band brings 19th century America to life through memorable music played on original instruments and the use of compelling storytelling and song.
Aaron Dworkin & Afa S. Dworkin Ann ArborAaron P. and Afa S. Dworkin are an arts power couple! They have built an international reputation as arts-focused social entrepreneurs, including as pioneering leaders advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion in classical music performance and arts leadership. Afa is a cross-sector strategist driving national programming and currently serves as president and artistic director of the Sphinx Organization, the nation’s leading organization transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Aaron is the founder of the Sphinx Organization, a 2005 MacArthur Fellow, a member of National Council on the Arts and is the former dean and a current professor at U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance. The Dworkins received The Arts Alliance Medal for Arts, Science & Humanities Outstanding Service Medal 2019.
Eastern Michigan University Communications, Media & Theatre ArtsYpsilantiTheatre Arts at EMU offers intensive curricular and co-curricular programming, supporting four BA, four MA and one MFA degree that span the disciplines of Applied Drama & Theatre for the Young, Arts Management & Administration, Entertainment Design & Technology, Interpretation & Performance Studies and Theatre Arts. Earn a master’s degree and advance your creative practice!
Eastern Michigan University School of Art & DesignYpsilantiThe School of Art & Design at Eastern Michigan University is NASAD-accredited with five art buildings on campus and graduate programs. For more information, visit art.emich.edu.
Envision Designs Ltd.SalineLynne Friman provides consulting services to nonprofits, including arts management, management, strategic planning, museum development, exhibition design and project development and facilitation.
ExactlyAnn ArborExactly is an interior design firm specializing in the midcentury modern era. Whether it be a nod to the design era or an actual restoration of a home built in the midcentury years, Exactly focuses on modern design using clean lines, geometry, pops of color, natural elements and light.
Jason EysterChelseaJason Eyster is a composer and musical instrument maker (Eyster Lyres). Since 2016 he has been laboring to create "The
Only Man in Town", a musical about Frank Glazier, a poet/politician/philanthropist/industrialist, who transformed Chelsea from
a small farm town to a modern village with electricity, running water, an old age home, industry, and the iconic clock tower.
While he reached for the stars, he forgot to keep his feet on the ground, injuring his family and landing in prison.
Faber Piano InstituteAnn ArborThe Faber Piano Institute is the international training center for the Piano Adventures® teaching method. They are dedicated to excellence in piano study for students of all ages.
Terry Farmer MusicAnn ArborTerry Farmer is a musical director, singer-songwriter, guitarist and recording artist. He performs extensively - most recently with The Terry Farmer Band. He has a degree in classical guitar from University of Denver and runs a thriving Suzuki Guitar Studio. Look for Terry’s music in online stores.
Ken FischerAnn ArborKen Fischer served 25 years as president of the University Musical Society (UMS), one of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country. Fischer oversaw the organization’s artistic growth over the course of three decades. This included expanding and diversifying its programming, deepening its engagement with the university and local communities, and creating partnerships with leading artists from around the world. Under his tenure, UMS was named a 2014 National Medal of Arts recipient, the first university presenter to receive the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government. Ken received The Arts Alliance's 2017 Medal for Arts,
Donna FisherAnn Arbor
FOUNDAnn ArborFound is a creatively curated shop in Ann Arbor's historic Kerrytown District. They feature local artists, plus a collection of jewelry, gifts and home decor, with a focus on simple lines, natural elements, texture and pops of color. Some vintage finds are always mixed into the collection. During November and December, Found becomes a wonderland of gifts and holiday décor.
Fun Girl Dance CompanyYpsilantiFun Girl Dance Company strives to provide the Ypsilanti community with dance education and exposure through programs offered to children and adults, along with professionally created works. It is their goal to provide an affirming environment for children to experience movement, while ensuring such an environment can exist on a professional level through the official company. By providing gender affirming and racially celebratory representation, Fun Girl Dance believes that dance can become widely accessible.
Cathy GendronAnn ArborFor more than 25 years, Cathy Gendron has combined freelance illustration for the editorial, book and corporate markets with teaching at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. See one of her large-scale murals at Fifth Avenue and Liberty Street in Ann Arbor.
Zita GillisAnn ArborZita Gillis is the artist and craftsperson behind Zitatini – finely crafted martini picks and jewelry for cocktails! She sells on Etsy, at local events and directly. She is also a principle with Illuminatus, a laser lightshow company.
Daniela GobettiAnn ArborDaniela Gobetti is a photographer and a poet. She grew up in Turin, Italy, moved to New York and later to Ann Arbor. After years of political research, writing books for learners of Italian and translating to and from Italian and English, she moved on to photography. Her most recent project is called “Out of Nowhere,” a meditation on mountain trees and their potential to connect us to a past era which speaks to our subconscious and our connection to that distant and powerful world.
Rocky Gonet - In memoriam 1948 - 2019Ann ArborRocky Gonet was a fine art photographer, photo instructor at Washtenaw Community College, a teacher at Community High School and a member of The Arts Alliance. He owned Rocky Gonet Photography, which specialized in fine art and senior and corporate portraiture.
Mike GouldJacksonMike Gould is an internationally recognized laser artist who builds laser light installations for art galleries, museums and art events. He works with the Illuminatus Lasers.
Great Lakes Performing Artist AssociatesAnn ArborGreat Lakes Performing Artist Associates (GLPAA) develops artists and audiences for the live performing arts. Established in 1978, GLPAA serves as a nonprofit booking agency offering musicians the technical skills necessary to build their careers, as well as professional assistance in developing performance, outreach plans, and in creating promotional and marketing materials.
Great Lakes Theatrical ConsultingAnn ArborGreat Lakes Theatrical Consulting offers theater and studio design consulting, rigging, drapes, distribution, control and fixtures.
Sophie GrilletAnn ArborPrimarily a painter, Sophie Grillet's work can be abstract or figurative, and is always expressive and full of life. Each work has a story or is about some aspect of our troubled world. Sophie also creates 3D work in many media including photography. Her studio is open for Westside Art Hop (May and October) and at any time by appointment. She welcomes your contact: arrange a studio visit, consider commissioning a special work or just say “hello.” See also ArborArtConsulting.com.
Marcia Y. GuetschowBrightonMarcia Guetschow is a printmaker practicing in the traditional style of Japanese woodblock. Her inspiration comes from the beauty of the shorelines and landscapes in Michigan. Contact her for commissions or more information.
The Guild of Artists & ArtisansAnn ArborThe Guild is a nonprofit, membership-based organization of artists whose mission is to provide marketing opportunities for its members which also serve as educational, cultural and entertaining places for the community. The newly opened Gutman Gallery is a fine art gallery and shop open Tuesday through Saturday at 118 North Fourth Ave. in Ann Arbor. The Guild is the producer of one of the Ann Arbor Art Fairs plus several others in Southeast Michigan and Northern Ohio. They add a new Ann Arbor Art Fair in 2020: A2 Artoberfest, October 17 – 18. For more on Guild events, visit theguild.org.
John GutoskeyAnn ArborJohn Gutoskey is an artist, designer, printmaker and collector. John is the owner and operator of the A2 Print Studio in Ann Arbor. As an artist equally comfortable in assemblage and printmaking, John is a matchmaker of colors, found objects, textures and materials with the patterns and juxtapositions that transform their meanings into provocative statements of identity and place..
Hollander’sAnn ArborHollander's is a locally owned retail store featuring decorative papers, bookbinding and art supplies, stationery and gifts. Hollander's has been supplying inspiration for more than 30 years! As of June 15, 2020, they will close their Kerrytown shop in Ann Arbor and continue as an internet store operating at 3858 Bestech Drive, Suite B, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
Sean HoskinsAnn ArborSean Hoskins works at the intersections of dance and technology as a choreographer, performer and educator. He produces the “shape // matter” choreography showcase in Liberty Plaza every August and teaches movement and digital media courses at University of Michigan and the YMCA.
InMotion StudiosAnn ArborInMotion Studios specializes in creative video production. Whether your needs are a savvy television commercial or an engaging promotional video for your website, InMotion Studios has the creative vision and technical capabilities to make your project stand out.
invisible engines
YpsilantiInvisible Engines is a creative design and strategy studio specializing in working with visionary nonprofit organizations and change makers. Linette Lao is the founder and designer. She is a board member of The Arts Alliance, serving on the executive committee as secretary.
Cathy JacobsAnn ArborCathy Jacobs is an artist specializing in painting and handwoven dimensional wall sculptures. Contact her for exhibitions, commissions and artist talks.
Jodie Randolph DanceAnn ArborJodie Randolph Dance (formerly Pure Existence Dance) is a professional contemporary dance company based in southeast Michigan under the direction of choreographer Jodie Randolph. Known for its distinct contemporary vocabulary, Jodie Randolph Dance consistently creates inspiring and diverse works grounded in authenticity, athleticism and technical virtue. Comprised of highly trained professional dancers, the company presents full-length productions both locally, nationally and internationally.
Kerrytown BookFestAnn ArborThe Kerrytown BookFest is an event celebrating those who create books and those who read them. The primary goal is to highlight the area’s rich book culture in the region. The event includes literary panels, demonstrations and a wide availability of regional book providers across genres.
Kerrytown Concert HouseAnn ArborKerrytown Concert House (KCH) hosts and presents hundreds of performances of classical, jazz, cabaret and avant-garde happenings by both established national and international artists, as well as emerging talent, many of whom live and work in our area. KCH is home to diverse offerings in every musical genre. There is always something new to see, hear and experience at the house. KCH’s mission is to connect musicians to audiences in an intimate and meaningful way.
Kickshaw TheatreAnn ArborKickshaw Theatre engages, entertains and educates people with gutsy, stylish live theater. Operating as a pop-up, they produce fresh new plays and revivals of great plays by playwrights that have been historically overlooked. They ask their audience to come to the show with curiosity and to lean forward and engage as the story unfolds. If you’re looking for fun and unique entertainment, Kickshaw Theatre is for you!
Linda Kortesoja KlenczarSalineThis Plein Air artist loves to paint outside and capture the essence of human structures and nature structures in landscapes and cityscapes. Pastels are Linda's primary medium though she enjoys using watercolors, ink and graphite to do drawings and acrylic painting.
Bill KnudstrupYpsilantiBill Knudstrup creates figures and portraits in oils.
Amanda KrugliakAnn ArborNotable monologist, essayist, blogger and visiting lecturer, Amanda Krugliak is not only an artist, but is a curator and assistant director for creative programming at the U-M Institute for the Humanities. She is best known for performance and conceptual experimental installations, recognized internationally for co-creating State of Exception based upon Jason De Leon's Undocumented Migration Project.
Laila KujalaMilanLaila Kujala likes her art to be positive, uplifting and promote peace. She is eager to experiment with new media in search of the best expression for her thoughts, feelings, aspirations and dreams. Her most recent love is colored pencil on wood. She finds the wood very inspiring. It talks to her and asks her to reveal what is hidden in it. The gold in her art symbolizes universal love, the invisible world and the life force that unites all life. Her studio in Milan is open for visitors.
Barry LaRueYpsilantiBarry LaRue, a longtime staff member at U-M's University Productions, also serves on the boards of the Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti Heritage Foundation, Highland Cemetery and Destination Ann Arbor. Historic preservation, the arts and economic development are lifelong interests. He is currently working to restore Highland Cemetery's Starkweather Chapel.
Leslie Science & Nature CenterAnn ArborLeslie Science & Nature Center creates moments of discovery that inspire curiosity, exploration and respect for STEM and the natural world. Together with their sister organization, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, they envision a world where curiosity today leads to more purposeful lives tomorrow! They create environmental education programs both on-site, and work with schools, scouts, senior centers, libraries and other community spaces to bring programming across southeast Michigan.
K.A. LettsAnn ArborK.A. Letts is a working artist and arts writer in Ann Arbor. She brings an unusual skill set from her background in set and costume design for the theater to her richly detailed and strongly narrative drawings and paintings.
Lotus GardenscapesDexterLotus Gardenscapes is an award-winning landscape design/build firm. They specialize in creative, artistic outdoor spaces, including patios, decks and gardens, as well as environmental sculpture, custom water features, mosaic inlays and specialty carpentry.
M. Douglas EvanAnn ArborM. Douglas Evans is a life coach and therapist who helps creative people address issues related to their creative pursuits, personal lives, relationships, jobs, careers and self-employment aspirations. His clients include artists, lecturers, professors, writers, editors, musicians, actors, filmmakers, photographers, performance artists, software developers and others in the arts.
Maker WorksAnn ArborMaker Works is a member-based workshop with a creative and supportive community, providing 14,000 square feet of state-of-the-art tools and classes for artists and makers in metal, electronics, wood, crafts and jewelry.
Shel MarkelAnn ArborShel Markel is a retired physician who became an emerging artist 25 years ago. He does drawing and painting and has been represented in several galleries and a number of juried group and solo exhibits. His works are representational and are mostly figurative and equine subjects.
Joan MastersJoan Masters is fairly new to art. She has been taking classes in watercolor and drawing and enjoying the process.
Gregory F. MazureAnn ArborGregory F. Mazure is a lighting designer and member of IATSE 395 – the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.
Measure for Measure - A Men's Choral SocietyAnn ArborMeasure for Measure, a men’s choral society, is directed by Steven Lorenz. Founded in 1988, it was established to provide an opportunity for men to perform music composed and arranged for male chorus.
Michigan & State TheatersAnn ArborThe Michigan Theater Foundation stewards three great arts programs that serve the Ann Arbor area and beyond: The 90-year-old Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor’s center for fine film and the performing arts; the State Theatre, renovated as an Art Deco theater masterpiece in 2018; and the Cinetopia Film Festival, bringing the best films from the best festivals to southeast Michigan.
Melissa Milton-PungAnn ArborMelissa Milton-Pung activates her interests in historic preservation, arts and culture by serving in leadership positions on the boards of the Ann Arbor Historical Foundation, The Arts Alliance and the Michigan Historic Preservation Network. By day, she advances creative approaches in planning, community, and economic development with an emphasis on financially and environmentally sustainable developments as well as quality placemaking for the Michigan Municipal League.
Susan MontgomeryAnn ArborSusan Montgomery is a photographer focusing on editorial, stock and travel photography. Her photographs have been exhibited in local coffeehouses, Ann Arbor Women Artists juried shows and the Westside ArtHop. She blogs about her photography journey at susanmontgomeryphotos.com. You can find her photos at susanmontgomeryphotos.smugmug.com.
Motawi TileworksAnn ArborMotawi Tileworks makes handcrafted tile as individual art pieces and for residential and commercial installations. Specializing in Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts and midcentury modern aesthetics, their installations can be found in libraries, hospitals, Disneyland and many other homes and spaces across the country.
Neighborhood Theatre GroupYpsilantiThe mission of Neighborhood Theatre is to make theater an accessible home for the collaboration of people, artistic challenges and new ideas.
NETSCOUTAnn ArborNETSCOUT assures and protects the connected world. They make sure both service providers and enterprise businesses can operate without interruption or slowdowns in performance, manage data securely, and take down cyber threats before they wreak havoc on your network. NETSCOUT helps protect every person’s right to uninterrupted access to a threat-free internet service.
Neutral ZoneAnn ArborNeutral Zone is a youth-driven arts and leadership center dedicated to promoting personal growth through artistic expression, community leadership and the exchange of ideas. NZ's B-Side Venue features weekend concerts and special events that are booked and promoted by teens. The arts programs feature visual and media arts, literary arts, music performance and technology, and community leadership.
Nisson Glass ArtLarry Nisson started as a stained glass artist and moved into glass blowing and glass sculpting. His glass sculptures combine his glass blowing expertise, sensitivity to the glass and artistic creativity.
Colin O'BrienAnn ArborColin O’Brien specializes in fine art prints, photographing landscapes and nature. He grew up in Liverpool, England, moving to California before settling in Michigan. Looking for wonder wherever he travels, from the grand vista to reflections in a pond, he always enjoys what's happening in the garden. Recent projects highlight trees & forestry.
Leah O'DonnellAnn ArborLeah O’Donnell is a freelance choreographer whose work focuses on the intersections of nature and narrative. She fuses dance with theater, opera, text and visual art to create dreamlike performances with splashes of magical realism. Performance credits include the Metropolitan Opera, Beyoncé, Saturday Night Live, Across the Universe and more.
Orchard Lake Fine Art Show|Hot Works Fine Art ShowMilfordHot Works presents the 18th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show from July 25 – 26, 2020, located in the heart of West Bloomfield, Michigan. Voted as one of the top 100 art shows in America— 11 times— this professionally juried art show features original art handmade by artists who are present. Professional artists may apply at hotworks.org or zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=8053. Institute for the Arts & Education is the associated 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth.
The Penny Seats Theatre CompanyAnn ArborThe Penny Seats produce professional theater outdoors in Ann Arbor's West Park in the summer, and indoors at some of Ann Arbor's engaging performance venues in the winter. Because the group relies primarily on donations, tickets are inexpensive.
Pittsfield Charter TownshipAnn ArborPittsfield Township is committed to promoting a sense of place through the establishment of public gathering spaces that incorporate art. Highlighting their cultural heritage and future vision through the visual medium of art is further defined in the Sustainable Pittsfield Master Plan.
Pointless Brewery and TheatreAnn ArborAnn Arbor's home for delicious improv comedy and entertaining craft ales.
Pro Musica of Detroit, Inc.DetroitPro Musica has been dedicated to presenting performing composers in an intimate setting. Over the years we’ve presented a wide range of composers from Maurice Ravel, Bela Bartok, Aaron Copeland to George Crumb, along with traditional chamber music. Our group also strives to showcase performances by emerging artists. We also believe in the power of new music, and are proud to feature contemporary composers and performers. It’s part of our commitment to present music that challenges listeners
The Purple Rose Theatre CompanyChelseaThe Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) is the home of world-class, original American theater. The PRTC is a professional theater company with roots in the Midwest that takes a handcrafted, artisanal approach to producing new and classic American plays that are nothing less than one-of-a-kind experiences. The PRTC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional theater operating under a Small Professional Theatre agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association.
Randy Parrish Fine Framing & Art Inc.Ann ArborCreative picture framing and display solutions. Showcasing antique maps and contemporary Michigan and Ann Arbor talent with a focus on regional art.
Rapport Innovative Marketing LLCMilanEvery business wishes to enhance their brand, build rapport, increase their sales and save on expenditures, while having a bit of fun –they just need more time! Join the Rapport Innovative Marketing, a firm with clients who love how they mix design skills and marketing solutions with cutting-edge products, honest insight, and innovative team members who love their craft! Owner Tina Walther serves on the board of The Arts Alliance.
4-logo-Red-Barn-Realty (1)Red Barn Realty | Merrill GuerraYpsilantiMerrill Guerra, MBA, GRI, SRS, is the owner and broker of Red Barn Realty, a boutique brokerage for buyers and sellers serving Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Canton, Belleville and surrounding communities. She is also a proud former board member and supporter of The Arts Alliance.
Eric J. Reichenbach Ann ArborErik Reichenbach is a two-dimensional (2D) comic artist and illustrator from Ann Arbor. He has a passion for storytelling with bold colors and hand lettering. He really likes making art, regardless of medium and sharing that creativity with others. View his art at DabuDoodles.com
Mia RisbergAnn ArborMia Risberg is a visual artist painting in acrylic, oils and cold wax medium. She lives and has a studio in Ann Arbor and is interested in exhibitions and collaborations. She can be found on Instagram at @miarisbergart and on Facebook at Mia Risberg Art.
River Raisin Ragtime RevueTecumsehRiver Raisin Ragtime Revue is an internationally recognized ragtime orchestra committed to performing and preserving outstanding American music. Their fun, interactive concerts and educational workshops include exciting music and engaging history.
Riverfolk Music and ArtsRiverfolk Music & ArtsManchesterRiverfolk’s mission is to engage the community in music and arts experiences that nurture creativity and promote cultural diversity. Programs include Art Kettle, Blacksmith Shop Concerts that run September to May, Cultural Art Strings and Summertime Gazebo.
Riverside Arts CenterYpsilantiThe Riverside Arts Center offers, promotes and nurtures dynamic arts and cultural programs through arts education, performing, visual and fine arts activities that serve and engage the community in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County and the surrounding area.
Joan RosenblumAnn ArborJoan Rosenblum is an abstract color field pastel and oil painting artist.
Saline Area PlayersSalineSaline Area Players is a community theater company that has been in Saline for more than 45 years. It has members of all ages and performing three to four shows a year.
City of Saline Arts & Culture CommitteeSalineThe City of Saline Arts and Culture Committee is composed of a group of volunteers with various backgrounds in the arts, marketing and administration. The committee is charged with encouraging the growth and expansion of the arts and culture in the community including but not limited to visual arts, drama, music, dance, historical heritage and the humanities.
Salt Valley ArtsSalineSalt Valley Arts builds and nurtures the creativity of the individual and the local community. They provide engaging opportunities for learning, teaching, sharing and appreciating the arts. The space in Saline provides 2,100 square feet to teach classes and hold events on the campus owned by EHM-Senior Solutions. Information about memberships, classes, workshops and events can be found at saltvalleyarts.org or in the Saline Community Education Program Guide.
Bill & Inger SchultzAnn ArborInger and Bill Schultz are longtime advocates and appreciators of the arts and the environment. Inger leads the Library of the Great Lakes, whose mission is to inspire and support exploration of the science, history, literature, arts and cultures of the Great Lakes region.
George ShirleyAnn ArborGeorge Shirley (tenor) is a National Medal of the Arts recipient recognized for his international acclaim performing on the stages of world's greatest opera houses. He is the Joseph Edgar Maddy Distinguished University Emeritus Professor of Voice at U-M and is in demand nationally and internationally as performer, teacher and lecturer. He has performed at the Metropolitan Opera (New York), Royal Opera (Covent Garden, London), Deutsche Oper Berlin, Téatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Netherlands Opera (Amsterdam), L’Opéra de Monte Carlo, Scottish Opera (Glasgow), Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington Opera (Kennedy Center), Michigan Opera Theater, Glyndebourne Festival and Santa Fe Opera.
Sing Ann Arbor / Club MettaAnn ArborUsing traditional and nontraditional techniques, Chris McCall has developed a holistic approach to vocal training based on a deep respect for the uniqueness of each voice and for the innate human desire to open to joy and sing from the heart. Sing Ann Arbor is also the home of Club Metta – a place to practice loving consciousness. Weekly lunchtime meditations are offered as a support for creatives and non-creatives, seeking to develop a daily practice and to generate self-compassion.
Patti F. SmithAnn ArborPatti F. Smith is a teacher, writer and storyteller. She curates “HERsay” (an all women variety show) and Grown Folks Reading” (story time for adults). She has had four books published, including “Vanishing Ann Arbor” about the past of the city and “Head Over Feet In Love,” a feminist romance. Patti conducts beer history tours and history tours of downtown Ann Arbor and is a frequent public speaker around town.
Leslie SobelAnn ArborLeslie Sobel is a visual artist focused on climate and the environment. She works with landscape from the air and on the ground primarily as a painter and printmaker, often partnering with scientists in the field.
State Street DistrictAnn ArborNext to the U-M campus and amid the beautiful skyline of Ann Arbor’s historic theater marquees, the State Street District has its own energy. The neighborhood is full of entertainment, restaurants and shopping every day of the week. It is the site of the State Street Fine Art Fair that draws more than 400,000 to the city the third week of July each year.
Charter Township of SuperiorYpsilanti Superior Township is home to many parks, natural areas and features. The Staebler Farm County Park and the Michigan Folk School offer visitors and residents hands-on experiences in traditional folk arts, crafts, skills and programs to learn about the agricultural heritage of Superior Township.
Christopher TedrickAnn ArborFilmmaker. Storyteller. Amateur Futurist. Techie.
Theatre NOVAAnn ArborTheatre NOVA, a resident professional theater that focuses on new plays, is in its fifth season and presents seven world or Michigan premieres. Theatre NOVA gives you the hottest new scripts in the country in an intimate theater in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor with free parking for patrons.
Third Mind Books LLCAnn ArborThird Mind Books is an online antiquarian bookseller specializing in “Beat” and beyond!
Tobins Lake SalesAnn ArborTobins Lake Sales offers theater and studio design consulting, rigging, drapes, distribution, control and fixtures.
TreeTown MuralsAnn ArborTreeTown Murals is a community mural arts organization. They invite individuals, youth and community stakeholders to be a part of the process. Together, they create transformative works of art and strengthen the community, all while creating a transfer of ideas.
Kate TremelAnn ArborKate Tremel makes functional porcelain pottery and lighting. The organic, minimal shapes are hand formed with a wooden paddle and stone anvil. The pieces range from large nesting bowl sets, centerpieces and architectural lighting to functional dinnerware and small sculptural vessels. The annual Open House is in December. Call for an appointment to visit the studio and gallery. Custom commissions are available.
TS Rosenbaum Art,The Artists' StudioAnn ArborThe Artists’ Studio is a gallery, event and working studio for Thomas Rosenbaum. The Artists’ Studio hosts workshops, life drawing, artist critique groups and special events. Thomas Rosenbaum’s art is on exhibit on a rotating basis as well as students’ work.


University of Michigan Arts & CultureAnn ArborA leader in arts research, creation, education and presentation, the University of Michigan has a rich history of supporting and encouraging a culture of creativity. Along with the City of Ann Arbor, U-M offers a wide array of cultural attractions that enhance the lives of students, alumni, faculty, staff and local and regional residents. There are more than 20 libraries, several museums and galleries, a host of major performing arts venues, and a botanical garden and arboretum. In addition to presenting an ongoing schedule of installations, performances, events and exhibitions, U-M regularly hosts artists and performers from all over the world.
U-M  Gifts of Art program at Michigan MedicineAnn ArborGifts of Art brings the world of art and music to patients, families, visitors, faculty, students and staff of Michigan Medicine, including exhibit galleries, concerts, bedside music/art and more.
U-M Helen Zell Writers ProgramAnn ArborThe Zell Visiting Writers Series, presented by the U-M Helen Zell Writers Program, brings the world of contemporary literature to Ann Arbor with weekly visits from working writers that include readings, moderated Q&A sessions, lectures and public panel discussions.
U-M Institute for the Humanities GalleryAnn ArborThe gallery at the U-M Institute for the Humanities is a unique meeting place for the exchange and interchange of ideas. Each exhibition serves as a starting point for collaboration and critical inquiry, bringing new perspectives to the institute and actively engaging the community with the humanities. In addition to providing a venue for artists to exhibit their work, the gallery now also offers commissioning fellowships each year, providing artists the time and support to create new work while in short term residence.
U-M Kelsey Museum of ArcheologyAnn ArborThe U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology supports teaching and research on classical, Egyptian, and Near Eastern archaeology through stewardship of its rich collections, an active exhibitions program, and sponsorship of ongoing field research. As an exhibit museum at a public university, the Kelsey Museum also embraces a vigorous public outreach mission, engaging with local residents and visitors of all ages, from kindergarten through retirement.
U-M LibraryAnn ArborWith more than 20 libraries in its system, the U-M Library is dedicated to contributing to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating and sharing the record of human knowledge. The library hosts a full schedule of exhibitions and events year-round.
University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols ArboretumAnn Arbor, MI 48105U-M’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum promote environmental enjoyment, stewardship and sustainability through education, research and interaction with the natural world. In addition to presenting “Shakespeare in the Arb” each year, Matthaei boasts an ongoing schedule of art exhibitions each season.
U-M Museum of Art (UMMA)Ann ArborTThe U-M Museum of Art (UMMA) seeks to transform individual and civic life by promoting the discovery, contemplation and enjoyment of the art of our world. The museum is always free.

U-M Museum of Natural HistoryAnn ArborThe U-M Museum of Natural History inspires curiosity with exhibits that explore the natural world from molecules to dinosaurs, a planetarium to discover the universe and programs such as dissecting a cow’s eye and scientists discussing their research. The museum is free for families and individuals. Check the schedule at ummnh.org.
U-M Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker SeriesAnn ArborThe Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series presents visionary leaders of creative practice from around the world, celebrating those who have made lasting marks by transcending tradition and building an influential and progressive path with their work. Free to the general public, presentations are at 5:10 p.m. every Thursday during the fall and winter semesters at the historic Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor.
U-M School of Music, Theatre & DanceAnn ArborThe U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance educates the artists, scholars, educators and entrepreneurs of the future. Students are prepared with expert skills, instilled with passionate enthusiasm and emboldened to challenge and inspire the world through the power of the performing arts. It is a NASM-accredited school of performing arts.
U-M Stamps School of Art & Design Ann ArborFueled by the scholarship, research and resources of a tier-one research university, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan provides a unique approach to transdisciplinary, inquiry-led creative practice. Graduate and undergraduate students enjoy a supportive, curiosity-filled culture of makers and scholars seeking to activate their creative practice as an engine for cultural change and innovation. The school offers undergraduate degrees in art and design and two graduate level degrees: an MFA in Art and an MDes in Integrative Design. More at stamps.umich.edu.
U-M Stamps GalleryAnn ArborOpened in 2017, Stamps Gallery is part of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Building on the school’s strong tradition of excellence, thought leadership and community engagement, the gallery is a non-collecting institution—functioning in the Kunsthalle tradition—committed to deepening the understanding of contemporary art and design practices that spark action and conversation. The gallery showcases work by the school community as well as contemporary artists and designers from across the globe.
U-M Stearns Collection of Musical InstrumentsAnn ArborThe U-M Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, comprised of well over 2,400 pieces, is one of the most important global instrumental collections in North America, housing instruments from cultures on six continents.
U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban PlanningAnn ArborThrough interdisciplinary education and research, the U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning aims to create a more beautiful, inclusive and better environment for generations to come. Taubman College operates two galleries that show student and faculty work, as well as the work of internationally known architects.
University Musical Society (UMS)Ann ArborUMS brings an exceptional collection of talent, creativity, performance and passion in the world-class performing arts to engage, educate, transform and connect individuals with uncommon experiences.
U-M William L. Clements LibraryAnn ArborThe U-M William L. Clements Library houses original resources for the study of American history and culture from the 15th –19th centuries. Its mission is to collect and preserve primary source materials to make them available for research and to support and encourage scholarly investigation of our nation’s past. The Clements Library showcases its collections with regular exhibits presented in the Avenir Reading Room. Exhibits are free and open to the public on Fridays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and by special arrangement.
Urban Fairies OperationsAnn ArborJonathan B. Wright is an illustrator and graphic designer. As a certified fairyologist, he is also focused on the infestation of urban-fairies in Ann Arbor and the phenomenon of fairy doors, which first appeared in 1993 in the Wright family home.
Kim Vox & Warren NelsonAnn ArborHave keyboard, will travel! Vox and Nelson are an engaging duo who perform at private parties and special events, with a repertoire that includes intimate ballads, energetic bebop and everything in between. Hailing from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Vox and Nelson celebrate The Arts Alliance's commitment to the arts and creative sector in Washtenaw County.
Jill Stefani Wagner, PSA-MPAnn ArborWhatever she paints, Jill Stefani Wagner's focus is always “light” and how it affects scenes she’s trying to capture. Working in pastel and oil, she approaches painting as a sculptor would, carving out nuances of highlight and shadow. She is a national award winner whose work is often featured in fine art magazines.
Washtenaw ChoraleDexterSince 2009, the 60-member Washtenaw Chorale has been performing both sacred and secular music, including contemporary pieces. The group often performs with local orchestras or smaller instrumental ensembles. Concerts are usually given in the fall and spring. Members come from varied musical backgrounds.
Washtenaw Community College Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences DivisionAnn ArborWashtenaw Community College's (WCC) Human, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division offers a variety of associate's degrees and certificate programs in the creative arts and industries. WCC also participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement, where many courses transfer to colleges and universities in Michigan.
Washtenaw Community Concert BandYpsilantiThe Washtenaw Community Concert Band is a 70-member adult recreational band in its 39th season. It provides its members, concert audiences and area communities quality musical concert band experiences.
WEMU 89.1 FMYpsilantiWEMU is a community NPR station with a format of local news, jazz and blues, in addition to NPR news, information and cultural programming. Tune in weekly to art-focused local programs “Art & Soul,” “Cinema Chat” and “creative:impact.”
Gordon WhiteAnn ArborGordon White is an independent writer and an Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) stage manager with experience organizing nonprofit volunteers, events, fundraising, theater production and advertising sales.
Ambrose, Sam & Aubrey WilbanksYpsilantiFor Sam, Audrey and the Wilbanks family's love of the arts.
Wild Swan TheaterAnn ArborWild Swan Theater is a national leader in developing accessible audience and drama workshop opportunities for children and young adults. Wild Swan was founded in Ann Arbor 36 years ago by Hilary Cohen and Sandy Ryder, producing and presenting theater that is accessible to everyone including low income, minority and disabled children. Wild Swan has performed for hundreds of thousands of school children at theaters, schools, museums and libraries throughout Michigan. Wild Swan received The Arts Alliance’s 21st Century Award - Excellence in Education 2017.
Katie WilliamsYpsilantiKatie Williams is an artist, teacher and advocate working in Washtenaw County. Currently in her seventh year teaching visual art, she continues to design curriculum focused on inquiry and culturally relevant teaching. Her main interests and expertise are student engagement, choice-based arts education, community engagements, arts leadership and cultural management.
WolfBrownDetroitWolfBrown is a leading provider of market research, consulting and evaluation services to cultural organizations and philanthropic foundations.
WonderFool ProductionsAnn ArborWonderFool Productions engages communities in dynamic, educational, collaborative and entertaining public art experiences. WonderFool Productions’ events celebrate diversity, connect people of all ages and build community through shared creative experiences.
WSG GalleryAnn ArborThe member artists who own and operate this gallery work in a variety of disciplines. A featured exhibit in addition to members’ artwork is always on display. Commercial and residential clients are welcome.
Linda YohnYpsilantiCurrently hosting “The Swing Set” on WRCJ FM, Linda Yohn served 30 years as the music director at WEMU 89.1 FM, a National Public Radio station located at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She was named the 2017 National Jazz Presenter of the Year by “JazzWeek” magazine, has been named National Jazz Programmer five times and was awarded the Duke Dubois Jazz Humanitarian Award, Willis Conover/Marian McPartland Award for Jazz Journalism and The Arts Alliance's Medal for Arts, Humanities & Sciences Lifetime Achievement 2016.
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