Ann Arbor is a destination for visual art and creation – people here are inspired to dream bigger and do better, charged to create anything and challenge everything. Ann Arbor is a long-time artists community and the well-loved home of renowned galleries and arts non-profits, in addition to the variety of performance organizations in the area, bringing in local, regional, and international artists.
Here, you’ll see that Ann Arbor takes art seriously, evident in the vast and varied galleries in the area. Take the Ann Arbor Art Center, for example. As one of the oldest and most respected community arts organizations in Michigan, the center strives to engage and involve the Ann Arbor area communities in the visual arts through creative programming initiatives ranging from art appreciation courses to outreach programs that fund art education for children.
Full of uncommon commodities, Ann Arbor is home to unique galleries, like Found, located in the historic Kerrytown neighborhood, a haven for the unexpected and a place where vintage meets modernity.
While you’re here, you can’t pass up a trip to the University of Michigan’s Stamps Gallery right in the heart of Downtown Ann Arbor! The Stamps Gallery is a center for contemporary art and design, a dynamic space for the community to experience transdisciplinary creative work. In the spirit of Ann Arbor, the gallery doesn’t stop there, with a rich tradition of exhibitions and public programs that highlight the relationship between research and creative practices.