Artist Opportunities

The Ann Arbor Art Center (A2AC) is committed to providing accessible opportunities for artists at every stage of their careers providing invaluable space and time to explore, experiment, and enrich their creative practice.

Located in the heart of Ann Arbor’s emerging creative district, A2AC is the premier venue for artists to sell, exhibit and teach. To stay up to date on all upcoming artist opportunities make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and/or sign up to our artist mailing list.


Our goal with A2AC Murals is to help transform downtown Ann Arbor’s emerging Creative District, provide a sense of community centered around public art, and provide a platform for regional and national artists to showcase their work.

All submissions are reviewed by the A2AC Art in Public Committee, made up of a diverse team of A2AC staff, artists, curators, community members, and art professionals. If selected, we will contact you to let you know that your work will be included in the A2AC Murals Artist Deck for one year.

Please note that if you are accepted by the Art in Public Committee to be included in our artist deck, that does not guarantee that you will be hired as a final muralist.

A2AC Shop

Three times a year, we will offer an open call to be considered to be featured in the A2AC Shop/Online Shop. Applications will be reviewed by the A2AC Shop Committee, which is composed of community members, board members, and A2AC staff. Accepted artists will not need to reapply within one year of acceptance.

The latest round of applications closed on May 19. Join our Artists Mailing List to be the first to hear about upcoming calls for art.


Our exhibitions program seeks to challenge, elevate and inspire our community by presenting a range of free exhibitions and events at the Art Center and around town. Mid-career and established artists/curators are encouraged to submit their proposals for consideration. Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis by our Exhibitions committee which includes A2AC staff, local artists, curators, educators, and business professionals. Solo exhibitions are traditionally developed by invitation only.  However, we welcome and actively solicit group proposals.

Aquarium Gallery Ann Arbor Art Center Amanda Joy Brown

The Aquarium Gallery is comprised of a large window space measuring approximately 72″ x 72″ x 12″ located near the corner of S. Ashley and W. Liberty in downtown Ann Arbor.

The mission of the Aquarium is to provide an accessible venue for artists to experiment and create 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.