About us


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. We 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 60,000 people annually in exploring the arts.

The Ann Arbor Art Center is a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit registered in the US under EIN: 23-7205537.


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.

Community Impact

Community Artreach

The Ann Arbor Art Center serves both artists and the community in four distinct, yet related ways:

Our Team

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.