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Opening Celebration: 28th Annual Exhibition of Artists in Michigan Prisons

  • 2281 BONISTEEL BLVD, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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The 28th Annual Exhibition of Artists in Michigan Prisons (March 19 - April 2, 2024) showcases the hard work and talents of artists incarcerated in Michigan prisons.

The work is by men and women from all 25 state prisons in both the upper and the lower peninsulas: 24 men’s prisons and 1 women’s prison.

This year there are hundreds of works in two and three dimensions, including portraits, tattoo imagery, landscapes, fantasy, and wildlife as well as images about incarceration and visions that are entirely new.

The artwork you see at the exhibit is a testament to the resilience of artists and the life-giving power of art under the most difficult of circumstances–incarceration, isolation, and unimaginable loss. It is an important reminder of the connections that sustain us all, in the free world and behind the walls.

We invite you to enjoy the work and, if you like, make a purchase. All proceeds, minus necessary taxes and fees, go directly to the artists.

The exhibition opens March 19th:
5:00 PM Gallery/sales open
5:30 PM Reception & light refreshments
6:30 PM Celebration program begins

Free accessible shuttle service available on opening night
4:30 - 8:30 PM, running every half-hour. Loops to the exhibit from the Plymouth Rd. Park & Ride (3700 Plymouth Rd., right off of US-23)

Presented with support from U-M Residential College and the Michigan Arts and Culture Council.