Are artists on the staff and/or Board?
We greatly value the ideas and perspectives of artists and prioritize their engagement in all dimensions of the Ann Arbor Art Center's work and operations. We currently have artists represented on our Board of Directors, staff, and many volunteer advisory committees
The Ann Arbor Art Center was the first ever retail store to carry Motawi Tile in the mid 90’s. Since then, Motawi has grown and is carried over 400 retail locations throughout the country. In 2013, based on overall sales and production capability, Motawi began to explore the potential of opening an independent store of their own. Read more about Motawi Downtown
Do we provide art appraisals?
We do not provide art apraisals at the Art Center, however, depending on your specific requirement, we can assist you in finding an appropriate resource.
Do we sell art supplies?
Art supplies are not available for purchase at the Ann Arbor Art Center; however, we can provide suggestions for art supply stores in the area.
Do we ship artwork?
No, artists and art purchasers are responsible for all shipping costs and arrangements
Do we sell 3rd party art?
The Art Center does not sell 3rd party art
Do we have drop in activities?
We have variety of activities that occur throughout the year. Please check our website calendar for upcoming events
Do you have to be a member to exhibit work at the Art Center
Membership is not a requirement to present or show work for exhibition at the Art Center.
Where should I park when visiting the Art Center
There is convenient parking in city operated lots right behind the Art Center, at Fourth and William or Ashley and Huron. There are parking meters located throughout downtown Ann Arbor.
For our exact address please go to our location and hours page
Can I host a party, business meeting or special event at the Art Center
We'd love to have you do so! The Ann Arbor Art Center provides the perfect atmosphere for any event. We have several options available for facility rentals.
What are the benefits of Art Center membership?
Membership benefits include discounts on courses and workshops, discounts when you purchase in the 117 gallery shop, invitations to special events and much more. Join us and begin receiving benefits today!
Would you host an at activity off site?
We can provide art activities offsite, but most of the fun happens here at the Ann Arbor Art Center. Our historic downtown location offers the perfect enviroment to host an art making event. See our Art Party page for more details. If you are interested in hosting your event off site contact our education department at 734-926-4128
Does the Ann Arbor Art Center have tuition assistance programs?
The Art Center does offer tution assistance through our G.A.T.E. program. To download the application click here or contact our education department at 734-926-4128
Where can I find your calendar of events?
There is an orange button on our Home Page that will take you to the general calendar. There, by clicking on each category you will be able to see everything that is going on at the Art Center. You will also find calendars throughout the site depending on the area you are most interested in... want to check out the upcoming classes? Find the calendar in our education page, do you want to see the upcoming events? Go to our events page.
How do I register for an art class?
Registering for a class is easy! Visit our upcoming art classes and check them out. After that, pick your favorite and register online, over the phone or visit us in person here at the Art Center. Whatever is easiest and best for you.