117 Gallery

Location: Second floor of the Ann Arbor Art Center.

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The 117 Gallery provides a platform for the community to engage with regional, national, and international artists.

The 117 Gallery hosts 8 exhibitions throughout the year and strives to create meaningful experiences in which artists and ideas converge. Both juried and curated, our exhibitions present an ongoing opportunity for artists to submit their work as well as a platform to strengthen public appreciation of contemporary art through exhibitions, education, and community exchange.

Please see our exhibitions calendar to learn about upcoming exhibitions and call for entries.

Aquarium Gallery


ARTIST: Leanna Hicks
(Detroit, MI)

The Sun Gospel
(mixed-media on canvas)

April 15 – May 11, 2019


Leanna’s works exist as a chronicle of life, spiritual experiences, and wild fantasies. Each piece is treated as an intuitive, automatic, assimilation of passion, impulse, and subjective quests.

Leanna Hicks is a Louisiana native currently residing in Detroit MI. She completed her undergraduate education at Memphis College of Art in 2012. Along with showing locally and regionally on her own accord, she has a collection of works represented by Rose Gallery in Santa Monica California.

Location: Ashley Street, near the intersection with Liberty, in downtown Ann Arbor

The Aquarium is a micro gallery that hosts ten exhibitions annually. The gallery is comprised of a large window space measuring approximately 8′ x 8′ x 2.5′ located near the corner of Ashley and Liberty streets in downtown Ann Arbor.   The mission of the Aquarium is to showcase site-specific installations. Artists are invited to fill the gallery in its entirety, and create a work of art that can engage with a street-level audience. Initial support for the Aquarium Gallery was generously provided by the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation.

See some of the Aquarium Gallery’s past installations