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Black Friday at the A2AC

Looking for a fun way to spend the day after Thanksgiving? Dodge the Black Friday crowds and enjoy an afternoon at the A2AC! See art, make art, shop art and grab lunch or dinner downtown.

Join us for this FREE fabulous fun-for-all-ages activity! Choose from a magnetic winter character with interchangeable parts and accessories- OR – a blank magnet sheet to DESIGN YOUR OWN unique holiday magnets! Simply color and cut out your magnet designs and use them to decorate your fridge or any other metal surface.

Drop-in anytime between 1pm-3pm. This project is estimated to take 30-45 minutes, depending on age and the level of challenge you choose. *This project is offered while both supplies and space last. Please plan to arrive before 2:30pm to allow for enough time to complete the project.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Covid 19 Policy: All students, regardless of age, are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth.


Dress up your table with with a festive and useful holiday tray! Use colorful underglazes to paint your tray with bold and bright designs of your choice. This tray measures 10.25” x 5” and is a great size for small appetizers, a row of cookies, or to set several votive candles on.

Your tray will be coated in a clear, food-safe glaze by A2AC staff. Please allow 2-3 weeks for work to be processed and fired in the kiln. Participants will receive an e-mail notification when projects are ready for pick-up.

Workshop tuition: $45/person

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Covid 19 Policy: All students registered for adult classes must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination at the Front Desk on the first day they attend class. All students, regardless of age, are also required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth.


Find your special someone something unique and one-of-a-kind, just like them! Choose from handmade jewelry and ornaments, hand-knit scarves, paintings, ceramics, fun ArtBox projects and more. Gift cards to the gallery shop and education gift certificates for classes or workshops are also available for purchase in the shop.


HISTORIC FUTURES is the first preview of our 2022 exhibition season AND the A2AC’s brand-new street-facing gallery at 115 W. Liberty in the heart of Ann Arbor’s Creative District.

Curated by Juana Williams, Historic Futures is a multidisciplinary exhibition bringing together artists who explore history, create commentary around current happenings, and dare to imagine a distinctly different future.

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