Category Archives: Community Engagement

Grizzly Peak Mural

Mural by Pat Perry [smartslider3 slider=6] World-renowned artist, Pat Perry transformed urban landscape by creating a large-scale public mural on the north side of the Grizzly Peak building (near 117 S. Ashley St.). The artist was commissioned by the Ann Arbor Art Center on behalf of 3Mission Design and Development (Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.) as…

Five Reasons to Attend Art & Brew

BEER & BITE TASTING TOUR | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 Art and Brew is the Art Center's annual food and beer tasting event where patrons go on a bar crawl around some of the top bars and restaurants in downtown Ann Arbor in search for the best brew & bite pairing. And here are 5 reasons why…

5 Reasons to Hop on the ArtBus: Midtown Detroit tour

On Saturday, August 18th ARTBus will be heading to Detroit for a day of exclusive tours and experiences at Midtown Detroit’s premier art galleries. There are many reasons why this is an experience you shouldn't miss... here are the top five: 1. We’ve made navigating Detroit easy! No driving, no parking, no planning! All you have to do…

5 Ways Art Improves Your Thinking

Creating art has many benefits, but did you know it can even affect your thinking? Check out a few ways we found on how art improves your cognitive function. 1) Art can broaden your perspective.  When you’re able to think creatively it can open you up to finding new solutions you otherwise wouldn't have thought…

Artists Meet & Greet Speaker: Autumn Aslakson

Get ready for our July Artists Meet & Greet! This month, Autumn Aslakson will be discussing what you need to know about selling at art fairs. Join us in the  Ann Arbor District Library's multi purpose room on July 25 from 6PM to 8PM! BIO:  I have been making pottery full time since 2009. First, working…