Since 1909 the Ann Arbor Art Center has been sparking creativity in people of all ages and artistic abilities. Our mission:
“to be a contemporary forum for the visual arts through education, exploration, collaboration and exhibition, and to engage minds, expand perspectives and inspire growth in students of all ages, teachers, artists and the community.”
Through innovative programming, provocative exhibitions, wide-ranging learning courses, and a gallery shop offering handmade artworks, the Art Center engages over 49,500 people annually in exploring the arts.
Established in 1909 as the Ann Arbor Art Association, this vibrant and enduring visual arts organization has served to enrich the lives of countless community members in a wide variety of ways through the years. Follow the link below to learn more about the history of the Art Center and the milestones in its ongoing development through our historical timeline.
We have an amazing team of professionals and working artists who are passionate about infusing visual arts in and around the Ann Arbor community. Meet them here.
What we do best
The Ann Arbor Art Center serves both artists and the community in four distinct, yet related ways: