Arts + Creative Industry Members

The Arts Alliance’s creative members include individuals and businesses in virtually every creative discipline including the literary, media, performing and visual arts plus design, advertising, architecture, creative technology, fashion, museums, science and nature centers plus other multidisciplinary creative fields.

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

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, decorative and functional home goods, garden accents and exceptional gifts.
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.
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 makes selling tickets easy and secure with excellent credit card rates, membership and donation options, marketing support and a professional team to help events succeed. For more information, contact Courtney Sidor:
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.
Accelerate Dance ArtsYpsilantiAccelerate Dance Arts was founded on safe dance teachings and practices for children in the Ypsilanti community. Accelerate Dance Arts believe in providing children with the discipline dance training cultivates while enhancing creativity. Fun Girl acts as a platform for technically-based dancers to explore quirky momement through thoughtful activism. Fun Girl believes in placing queer art in spaces and places where it currently does not exist.
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-American available to generations today.
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 through programs at Kerrytown Concert House, informal seminars, performance opportunities and financial aid for teachers and students. Students can participate in Kerrytown recitals, achievement testing, master classes and a summer piano 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 Theatre was founded in 1929. Hundreds of shows and nearly nine decades later, they continue to provide theater opportunities for all members of the community, and offer quality entertainment for southeast Michigan and northeast Ohio.
Ann Arbor Concert BandAnn ArborThe Ann Arbor Concert Band, under direction of Dr. James Nissan, features local, nonprofessional adult musicians who continue playing, to provide public performances with broad audience appeal and foster interest in amateur music performances in the community.
Ann Arbor Fiberarts GuildAnn ArborThe Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild (AAFG) is an educational, not-for-profit 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, founded in 1963, is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America.
Ann Arbor Hands-On MuseumAnn ArborThe Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a favorite regional destination filled with unique exhibits and informal learning experiences designed to engage curious minds of all ages.
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 esthetic quality of public spaces, provide cultural opportunities, contribute to local heritage and promote the general welfare of our community.
Ann Arbor Society for Musical ArtsAnn ArborAnn 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 ArborThe Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (A2SO) presents live symphonic concerts throughout the year at the Michigan Theater and Hill Auditorium, as well as concerts at farmers markets, senior centers, libraries and various educational programs throughout southeast Michigan. A2SO touches the lives of 70,000 Michiganders annually, including 30,000 children through its education and artistic programming.
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.
Arbor Opera TheaterAnn ArborArbor Opera Theater is a community-based nonprofit organization that cultivates a diverse audience and fosters the talents of operatic artists by creating inspiring, uncommon experiences with lyric theater.
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 KettleManchesterArt Kettle is a community arts center within an historic home in the charming village of Manchester offering flex space for gallery and performing arts. The residency program encourages artists to dedicate time for the creative proces and offers an opportunity for cross-disciplinary collaboration and a venue for engaging with the community. Art Kettle’s mission is to engage the community in music and arts experience, nurture creativity and promote cultural diversity. Art Kettle is an outreach of Riverfolk Music & Arts Organization.
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 Gallery is a shop with a mission to sell and display handmade gift items crafted by more than 35 Michigan artisans. Look for their bright and friendly red door near the village clock at the corner of Main and Broad Streets in Dexter and go on in!
ArtrainAnn ArborArtrain is a nonprofit project management agency that honors its award-winning community building programs. In partnerships with creative people and organizations, it produces and delivers 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 membership-based local arts agency serving Washtenaw County - the greater Ann Arbor area. It represents 14 creative disciplines, including performing, design, literary, media and visual arts, architecture, museums, science and nature centers, creative technology and more. It is a leader, promoting the value and advocating for policy and investment that build and sustain arts and creativity. The Arts Alliance’s mission is to champion the arts and creative industries to ensure that the greater Ann Arbor region remains a great place to create, live, work, learn, play and visit.
Arts in Motion Dance StudioAnn ArborAt Arts in Motion, they treat all students with respect, believing that dance should be accessible to all ages and ability levels. They encourage teamwork and cooperation. In their group dance classes, they teach a love of the art of dance with an understanding of the theory and history behind it, preparing students to explore their creativity and to perform with confidence. Adult dance classes in ballet, modern and ballroom are also available for teens and adults just wanting to get in shape.
Jill AultAnn ArborJill Ault is a fiber artist working primarily with the quilt form.
Misun BaekAnn ArborMisun is a Fine Arts. Graduated BFA at Eastern Michigan University 1991. She is currently working on Aesthetic Arts and enjoys all mediums and styles in Fine Arts. Realism, Expressionism, Abstract and Aesthetic arts are her most interest. Oils, acrylics, watercolors, graphites, charcoals are her most favorite although I work with mix mediums such as resin, sculpture paste, anything I can get my hands on. She is a mother, a wife, and just recently retired so that can concentrate explore into Fine Arts finally.
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, as well as providing community outreach and specialized dance programming for individuals with disabilities.
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 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.
Ruth BardensteinAnn ArborRuth Bardenstein's work includes 2D prints, mixed media and digital work, as well as assemblages and installations. Her focus in book arts has produced a number of artist books along with research publications on historical bookbinding.
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 ArborOpening in spring 2019, the Blue LLama Jazz Club will present live jazz and world music paired with inspired cuisine to create a destinative music venue and restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor. The Blue LLama aims to connect the “love of food” and “love of music” for guests and offer one of the unique and exciting dining 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 providing choral music performances for our community.
CAN Art & DesignAnn ArborArt and cultural enrichment provided 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.
Janet T. CannonAnn Arbor
Carlisle / Wortman Associates Inc.Ann ArborCarlisle/Wortman Associates, Inc. (CWA) was established in Ann Arbor in 1988. Since then, CWA staff has grown from two to 22 professionals: planners, landscape architects, architects, code officials, building inspectors and plan reviewers. The majority of the staff have advanced certifications, including 10 registered/certified planners (AICP/PCP). CWA serves more than 70 municipal clients throughout Michigan and is constantly growing and evolving to address modern challenges.
Lisa CastileChelseaFor over 20 years, Lisa Castile has worked as an administrator of a visual arts studio in Georgia. During that time, she was fortunate enough to teach and create in pottery, glass, painting and special community events. Castile now lives in Michigan to continue her journey.
Colby Spencer CesaroDexterColby Spencer Cesaro is a performer, arts professional and arts advocate. She is a board chair for The Arts Alliance and board co-president for the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health. Her specialties are vocal performance, dance and theater.
Chelsea Area Festivals & EventsChelseaChelsea Area Festivals & Events produces outdoor music concerts and an art series every Thursday night, June - August, in historic Chelsea. The annual Sounds & Sights festival includes an art market, live music, a car show and chalk exhibition, and contest.
Mark ClagueAnn ArborMark Clague is the Associate Dean of the U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) and is a professor of musicology and arts leadership & entrepreneurship. He founded SMTD's EXCEL program and researches "The Star-Spangled Banner,” as well as the music of George & Ira Gershwin.
Community Music School of Ann ArborAnn ArborCommunity Music School of Ann Arbor empowers, inspires and connects the community through collaborative music making. Programs center around 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. Their goal is to provide high caliber training for all students challenging both the body and mind, building confidence, strength and the love of dance. They are certified by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), a world renowned teaching institution, to teach classical ballet, pointe, free movement and character dance. RAD examinations are offered to eligible students. Adult classes are open to all ages and levels. It is never too late start!
Community Television Network (CTN) – Ann ArborAnn ArborCommunity Television Network (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 ArborA provider of creative, responsive architectural services for commercial, nonprofit and residential clients.
Creative VoiceAnn ArborCreative Voice is an arts journalism social media content source covering the arts and creative industries in southeast Michigan. Creative Voice films and posts video “sizzle reels” that capture the voices of audiences, artists, curators and producers to document and promote the region's creative scene.
CultureSourceDetroitA professional association of arts and cultural nonprofits in seven counties of southeastern Michigan, CultureSource connects audiences to culture and helps nonprofit organizations thrive!
Damian Farrell Design Group, PLLCAnn ArborDamian Farrell Design Group is an architecture and design firm bringing about change through design thinking to improve living, working, playing and gathering spaces.
Dancer’s Edge LLCDexterCome dance with Dancer's Edge! With a belief in developing well-rounded dancers who are motivated, disciplined and love learning in a fun environment, the studio offers ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, contemporary, pom, ballroom, adult classes and more.
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 rich educational, public affairs and cultural 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 OrchestraDexterDexter Community Orchestra (DCO) is a musical group located in Dexter. The DCO is dedicated to cultural enrichment through live symphonic music. It seeks to provide the many benefits that can be achieved only through live musical performance.
Claudia DionneAnn ArborWhile Claudia Dionne's passion is oil painting, she also enjoys other mediums such as pastel, acrylic and charcoal. After raising four children, she has enrolled in art classes with the goal to graduate with a degree in liberal and fine arts.
DO:BETTERYpsilantiDO:BETTER is a brand studio. We design emotional, simple and intelligent brands for those brave enough to want more.
Dodworth Saxhorn BandAnn ArborThe Dodworth Saxhorn Band, based in Ann Arbor, is a living museum with musicians performing on authentic brass and percussion instruments made in the 1800s, delighting audiences with an authentic interpretation of middle-19th century American music for 21st century appreciation.
Aaron Dworkin & Afa S. Dworkin Ann ArborAaron & Afa Dworkin provide leadership, creative and social entrepreneurship and music education to the community.
EMU Arts Management & Administration ProgramsYpsilantiThink differently! Innovate and lead arts businesses and organizations. Earn a bachelor's or master's degree at Eastern Michigan University while developing skills in creative problem-solving, management and finance for arts and creative businesses.
EMU 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
Envision Designs Ltd.SalineEnvision Designs Ltd., provides arts and culture management, project management, long-range and strategic planning, museum and exhibition development, design, construction management, space planning, interior design, wayfinding, graphic identity and illustration services.
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, film makers, photographers, performance artists, software developers
and others in the arts.
Eventually GroupChelseaEventually Group, a small group of students dedicated to promoting conversation about the impact of mental health on young people has become an ever-growing partnership of local youth, business owners, mental health professionals and artists in concert. These young people have shouldered the responsibility of speaking to end the silence surrounding self-harm and suicide in the youth of local communities.
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 build in the midcentury years, Exactly focuses on modern design using clean lines, geometry, pops of color, natural elements and light.
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. Terry 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.
Donna FisherAnn Arbor
FOUNDAnn ArborFound features a creative mix of works by local artists, plus home accents, jewelry, gifts and vintage collections. Found is located in the Kerrytown Market & Shops.
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 is a photographer and a poet. She grew up in Turin, Italy, moved to New York and then to Ann Arbor, MI. 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 to our connection to that distant and powerful world.
Rocky GonetAnn ArborRocky Gonet is an Ann Arbor fine art photographer and photo instructor at Washtenaw Community College. He also owns Rocky Gonet Photography which specializes in fine art and senior and corporate portraiture_x000D_
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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 develops artists and audiences for the live performing arts in Great Lakes communities.
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 3-D work in many media, as well as 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
Merrill Guerra, Red Barn RealtyYpsilantiMerrill 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 board member and supporter of The Arts Alliance.
Marcia Y. GuetschowBrightonMarcia Guetschow is a printmaker practicing in the traditional style of Japanese woodblock printmaking. She was awarded a 2018 Professional Development Grant from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and The Arts Alliance.
The Guild of Artists & ArtisansAnn ArborThe Guild is a nonprofit, membership-based organization of artists whose mission is to develop art fairs to provide marketing opportunities for its members. The fairs also serve as educational, cultural and entertaining events for the community.
Hollander’sAnn ArborHollander's is a locally owned retail store featuring decorative papers, bookbinding and art supplies, stationery and gifts. They teach book & paper arts workshops. Hollander's has been supplying inspiration for more than 25 years!
Sean HoskinsAnn ArborSean Hoskins works at the intersections of dance and technology as a choreographer, performer and educator. He produces shape // matter choreography showcase in Liberty Plaza every August and teaches movement and digital media courses at U-M 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 EnginesYpsilantiLinette Lao, a member of The Arts Alliance board, is the founder and designer at Invisible Engines, creative design and strategy studio specializing in working with visionary nonprofit organizations and changemakers.
Cathy JacobsAnn ArborCathy Jacobs is an artist specializing in painting, weaving and installation. Contact her for exhibitions, commissions and artist talks.
Jodie Randolph DanceAnn ArborJodie Randolph Dance is a professional contemporary dance company based in southeast, MI 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.
Bonnie J. KayAnn ArborBonnie J. Kay is a fiber artist and hand-weaver of clothing and accessories, home furnishings and wall art.
Kerrytown Concert HouseAnn ArborKerrytown Concert House (KCH) is focused on community engagement and bringing artists and audiences together. The intimate 110-seat venue is home to diverse offerings in a wide range of musical styles and a rotating art gallery. KCH is also available for recitals and events.
Kickshaw TheatreAnn ArborKickshaw, a professional theater popping up around Ann Arbor, excites the curiosity of their audience with plays that represent humanity in all its complexity and multitudes.
Linda Kortesoja KlenczarSalinePastel artist Linda Kortesoja Klenczar works primarily in pastel but also watercolor, pen and ink, graphite and acrylic. Working en plein air is Linda's favorite day. She is the 2018 grand prize winner of the Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival.
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 paints pastel portraits of people and pets. Contact her for more information.
Barry LaRueYpsilantiBarry LaRue is the senior performance hall operations manager at University Productions, a part of U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance. He oversees backstage facilities at Hill Auditorium, Power Center for the Performing Arts, Rackham Auditorium and Arthur Miller Theatre.
Leslie Science & Nature CenterAnn ArborLeslie Science & Nature Center creates moments of discovery that inspire curiosity, exploration, and respect for STEM and the natural world. They envision a world where curiosity today leads to more purposeful lives tomorrow!
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.
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.
Dykema MathewsYpsilantiDykema Mathews has extensive experience as a playwright, director, producer, actor, arranger, lyricist and soloist.
Maureen's DesignsSalineMaureen's Designs is a full service European style flower shop that specializes in custom creations for whatever your floral need are: weddings, anniversaries, sympathy, corporate events, parties, baby showers, birthdays, home deco or just because! They are open six days a week and also by appointment outside of regular business hours.
Gregory F. MazureAnn ArborGregory F. Mazure is a member of IATSE 395 and a lighting designer.
Measure for Measure - A Men's Choral SocietyAnn ArborMeasure for Measure, a men's choral society, is directed by Steven Lorenz. Now in its 31 st year, it was established to provide an opportunity for men to perform music composed and arranged for male chorus.
Michigan Firehouse Museum & Education CenterYpsilantiThe Michigan Firehouse Museum encompasses a historic 1898 firehouse and new, modern exhibition space. Both structures are packed with interesting and historical firefighting apparatuses.
Michigan & State TheatersAnn ArborThe Michigan Theater Foundation stewards four 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; the Cinetopia Film Festival, bringing the best films from the best festivals to southeast Michigan; and the Art House Convergence, the national conference and professional society for independent film exhibitors.
Susan MontgomeryAnn ArborSusan Montgomery is a photographer focusing on editorial, travel and stock photography. Her photographs have been exhibited in local coffeehouses and in Ann Arbor Women Artists juried shows.
Motawi TileworksAnn ArborMotawi Tileworks makes handcrafted tile as individual art pieces and for residential and commercial installations. Motawi specializes in Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts and midcentury Modern aesthetics, and their installations can be found in libraries, hospitals, Disneyland and many other homes and spaces across the country.
Music GO RoundAnn ArborMusic Go Round buys, sells and trades used and new musical instruments and equipment. They are your No.1 used musical instrument resource.
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 ArborAs a diverse, youth-driven teen center, Neutral Zone is dedicated to promoting personal growth through artistic expression, community leadership and the exchange of ideas.
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, SNL, Across the Universe and more.
Orchard Lake Fine Art Show|Hot Works Fine Art ShowMilfordThe 2019 Orchard Lake Fine Art Show takes place July 27 - 28 in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Voted in the top 100 art shows in America – 10 years in a row – this professionally juried art show features original art handmade by artists who are present. Professional artists may apply at or Institute for the Arts & Education is the associated nonprofit dedicated to visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment & 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 Pittsfield Township's 2020 Sustainable Vision 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 clients who love how they mix design skills and marketing solutions with cutting edge products, honest insight, and innovative team members that love their craft!
Eric J. Reichenbach Ann ArborErik J. Reichenbach is a 2D comic artist and illustrator. He has a passion for storytelling with bold colors and hand lettering. He likes making art, regardless of medium and sharing that creativity with others. You may view his art at
Mia RisbergAnn ArborMia Risberg is a visual artist who paints with acrylics, oil and cold wax medium. Contact her for exhibition and commission information.
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 and Arts OrganizationManchesterRiverfolk’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 CenterYpsilantiAs Ypsilanti's community arts center, Riverside Arts Center advance their mission by offering, promoting and nuturing dynamic arts and cultural programs that serve and engage. They offer weekly creative programs and provide the community with a variety of spaces incuding a theater, a gallery, a dance studio, rehearsal space and artist studios.
Joan RosenblumAnn ArborJoan Rosenblum is an abstract color field pastel and oil painting artist.
Runyonland ProductionsAnn ArborRunyonland Productions strives to bring the best live theatrical entertainment to the widest, most diverse audience possible, enriching the community with Broadway-level productions and providing educational outlets for young artists amd creators at the University of Michigan.
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 mission of the Saline Arts & Culture Committee is to cultivate, connect and encourage a community rich in artistic, creative and cultural opportunities.
Salt Valley ArtsSalineSalt Valley Arts builds and nurtures the creativity of the individual and the local community in southwest Washtenaw County. They provide engaging opportunities for creatives of all ages - learning, teaching, sharing and appreciating the arts.
Bill & Inger SchultzAnn Arbor
SCRAP BoxAnn ArborScrap Box is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.
George ShirleyAnn Arbor
Sing Ann Arbor / Club MettaAnn ArborUsing traditional and nontraditional techniques, Chris McCall has developed a wholistic 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 is a teacher, writer and storyteller. She curates “HERsay” (an all women variety show) and “Grown Folks Reading” (story time for adults). She has two books coming out in 2019: “Forgotten Ann Arbor,” about the great past of our great city, and “Head Over Feet In Love,” a feminist romance set in Ann Arbor. 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 ArborThe site of the State Steet Art Fair, the District is a neighborhood full of entertainment, restaurants and shopping. With a location next to the U-M campus, the District has its own energy.
Beth J. SteinkellnerYpsilantiBeth J. Steinkellner is an artist and educator specializing in drawing, painting and printmaking.
Charter Township of SuperiorYpsilanti
Theatre NOVAAnn ArborTheatre NOVA is Ann Arbor’s resident professional theater company. Its mission is to raise awareness of the value and excitement of new plays and playwrights and to make theater accessible to everyone with “Pay What You Can” ticket prices available.
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 apart of the process. Together they create transformative works of art, strengthen our community, while creating a transfer of ideas.
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 ArborThe University of Michigan has a rich history of supporting, creating and encouraging a culture of art. Along with the City of Ann Arbor, U-M offers a vast 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, more than a dozen art galleries, many 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 ArtsEngine / A2ruAnn ArborArtsEngine and a2ru drive partnerships in and among the arts locally and nationally. These include arts integrative research, curricula, practice, experiential and engaged learning projects and Learning Arts, a living-learning community at U-M.
U-M  Gifts of Art Program, 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 and 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 HumanitiesAnn ArborThe Institute for the Humanities is a center for innovative, collaborative study in the humanities and arts. Each year we provide fellowships for Michigan faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars who work on interdisciplinary projects. We also offer a wide array of public and scholarly events, including public lectures, conferences, and art exhibitions.
U-M Institute for the HumanitiesAnn ArborThe Institute for the Humanities is a center for innovative, collaborative study in the humanities and arts. Each year we provide fellowships for Michigan faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars who work on interdisciplinary projects. We also offer a wide array of public and scholarly events, including public lectures, conferences, and art exhibitions.
U-M Institute for 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 ArborThe 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 opens in a brand-new location in April 2019 with Evolution: Life Through Time, On the Trail of Mastodons, a state-of-the-art Planetarium & Dome Theater, museum store and more! Additional exhibits including Exploring Michigan, Under the Microscope, two Investigate labs and more will open in November 2019. Check website for opening dates and times.
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 ArborThe U-M Stamps School of Art & Design prepares students to think in new ways, to educate them to become concerned world citizens, and to equip them with the skills for life-long accomplishment. Our commitment to innovation in teaching and learning is demonstrated by our visionary undergraduate program redesign. Almost 15 years ago, Stamps was one of the first art and design schools in the world to institute a curriculum of self-directed study that emphasizes both conceptual and technical skill building and allows students to move freely among media. As we evolve to address the demands and opportunities of current and future creative practice, we continue to use the invaluable experience gained over that time to refine our Undergraduate and Graduate programs.
U-M Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker SeriesAnn ArborThe Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series presents visionary leaders from around the world of creative practice, 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 Stamps GalleryAnn ArborThe U-M Stamps Gallery is a dynamic space for the entire community to experience the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design’s scholarship, values and transdisciplinary creative work. As part of the University of Michigan, the exhibitions, publications and public programs highlight and foster the critical relationship between research and creative practices. The Stamps Gallery is a noncollecting institution — functioning in the Kunsthalle tradition — committed to deepening the understanding of contemporary art and design practices and responding to the urgent questions and events of our time, sparking action, inquiry and conversation.
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. The 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 through the 19th century. 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. to 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. 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 – Arts & Sciences DivisionAnn ArborWashtenaw Community College's (WCC) Arts & Sciences Division offers a variety of associate's degrees and certification programs. 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 of providing its members, concert audiences and area communities with 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 Cinema Chat, Art & Soul and Creative:Impact.
Gordon WhiteAnn ArborGordon White is an independent writer and an AEA stage manager with experience organizing nonprofit volunteers, events, fundraising, theater production and advertising sales.
Wild Swan TheaterAnn ArborWild Swan Theater has been delighting family audiences since 1980 with professional imaginative performances that blend storytelling, movement and music into magical, accessible experiences. They also offers theater classes and camps.
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. Our events celebrate diversity, connect people of all ages and build community through shared creative experiences.
WSG GalleryAnn ArborAn artist owned and operated gallery, members includes local artists working in a variety of disciplines. A featured exhibit in addition to members artwork is always on display. Commercial and residential clients are welcome.
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