About us

A2AC Mission

Since 1909, the Ann Arbor Art Center has sparked 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 shop offering handmade artworks, the A2AC 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.

A2AC History

A2AC Historical Image. Black and White photo with a small white building in the middle of the photo with a sign and name on the building that says Ann Arbor Art Association (name before A2AC).

The A2AC, previously known as the Ann Arbor Art Association, was established in 1909. Since then, this vibrant and enduring visual arts organization has enriched countless community members’ lives in various ways through the years. Click on the link below to learn more about both the Art Center’s history and the milestones in its ongoing development through our historical timeline.

Community Impact

A2AC Community Artreach Various hands joining together in the middle making a circle of hands.

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

Our Team

A2AC Team on a Zoom Call.

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.