Summer Creativity and Clay Camps hit record enrollment in 2016

Thank you Washtenaw County! Although the summer of 2016 was definitely a scorcher, approximately 500 youth ages 5-12 stayed very cool – making art at the Ann Arbor Art Center during 10 week-long art camp extravaganzas.  2016 hosted sold-out Clay Camps and 90% overall camp enrollment! Each week of camp had a unique theme and…

Art in Public Spaces

Stadium Boulevard Art Installation The City of Ann Arbor has partnered with the Ann Arbor Art Center to enhance the visual distinction of Stadium Boulevard by choosing a large-scale artwork to be installed as part of the soon-to-be reconstructed streetscape. (Construction is scheduled to begin in 2017.) The Art Center posted a public call for…

Meet Payton Cook

Payton is one of our very own drawing and painting instructors whose work has also been featured in our gallery. Originally hailing from a small town in North Carolina, Payton earned her BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting from the University of North Carolina in Asheville. Her artistic process involves a sharp…

POP-X (September 22 through October 1)

The Ann Arbor Art Center is thrilled to present year two of POP-X in downtown Ann Arbor’s Liberty Plaza. POP-X is a 10-day outdoor exhibition of contemporary art. It is free and open to the public and was created to infuse the Ann Arbor area with inspiring arts experiences and to engage people of all…

Art & Soul: Omari Rush Talks About Upcoming POP-X Festival In Ann Arbor

Art and Soul is a special segment on 89.1 WEMU that focuses on Ann Arbor's vibrant visual arts community. Lisa Barry, host of WEMU's All Things Considered, meets monthly with Omari Rush from the Ann Arbor Art Center to bring you stories about the art and artists that you can see, feel, touch and experience right in your own…