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.


The Gallery Shop showcases a wide range of original artwork by professional local and regional artists. Combining a prime downtown location, knowledgable staff, and an active marketing team makes A2AC a great partner for any artist interested in scaling up their business. As a 501c3 non-profit, sales from our shop help the A2AC thrive and continue to support our creative community.

Artwork submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis by our staff and members of our Gallery Shop committee. To submit your work for consideration complete the submission form at the link below.



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. In addition to two annual juried exhibitions  (All-Media & Art Now series), we work with local and regional artists, curators and community organizations to transform our gallery each month. Emerging, 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 that 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.

The 117 Gallery Season is generously sponsored by Vintage Financial Services, LLC.

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. Support for the Aquarium Gallery generously provided by the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation.

For information on how to submit a proposal – Click Here


A2AC has year-round educational programming that offers a variety of opportunities for those with experience and passion instructing a variety of art mediums and age groups.

While all are welcome to apply the majority of our instructors hold advanced art degrees (BFA or MFA) and have previous teaching experience. Our goal is to provide quality art instruction combined with a fun, low pressure and engaging environment for our community. If this sounds like the place for you please complete the form below.