The Big Picture

Local Artist Spotlight: Nikka Wolfenbarger

Local Ypsilanti artist, Nikka Wolfenbarger, works with artistic youth and uses embroidery & fiber artwork that feels soft but “emotionally tense.”

Creative Washtenaw Marketplace is Looking for Vendor Registration

Creative Washtenaw Marketplace is currently open for vendor registration, and is looking for local artists who want to sell their works!  The Creative Washtenaw Marketplace is an online local sales site strictly for artisans and creative businesses in the Ann Arbor area and members of The Art Alliance. It’s the perfect opportunity for creatives to

Ypsilanti Art Incubator Bridging Artistic Communities

A bridge between EMU art students and established artists  Alexa Dietz understands the value of inspiration, and, with the coming relaunch of The Ypsilanti Arts Incubator, she’s building a channel for it to flow freely into a community with a wealth of creativity.  To grow and thrive  As a sculpture student at EMU in the

Cullen Washington, Jr.’s Meditations On Interconnectedness, Vivility, Democracy And Inclusion

In Ancient Greece, the agora was a central public space, meaning “gathering place” or “assembly.” The agora served as a political, commercial and social hub and was also where Socrates found himself in trouble because of his philosophical inquisitions. In The Public Square, an exhibit on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art

Courtroom installation explores what is fair and equitable in the legal system

We human beings are a storytelling species. Our social institutions— religious, legal and cultural— are based on narratives that may be fanciful or fact-based or influenced by precedent. But they are also ever-evolving. Throughout the winter and spring of 2020, Courtney McClellan, this year’s Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence at the University of Michigan

When Art is An Open Book

A contemporary artists’ book collection Who doesn’t love a good book? We enjoy these compact and reasonably priced objects as a matter of course. Even with the convenience of the internet and e-books, books are an adaptable form of communication. The feel, the heft, the sheer physical presence of a book is irresistible to booklovers,

The Quick Sketch

WSG Gallery Offers Virtual Exhibits for Local Art

Although visiting art exhibits is tricky right now, WSG Gallery is welcoming patrons to explore and purchase local art. Check out how to visit the gallery!

Ballet Chelsea Announces “Partner With Us” Digital Fundraiser

Partner With Us, Ballet Chelsea’s digital fundraiser, will raise benefits to help the nonprofit organization continue to bring music and movement together. Ballet Chelsea has started a Digital Fundraising campaign, Partner With Us, set to run from November 6 until November 16. The COVID-19 pandemic has created some of the most significant challenges that Ballet

Art Around Saline has a Call for Submissions

The Saline Arts & Cultural Committee is taking submissions for the Art Around Saline 2021 program. Deadline to submit art is December 1. The Saline Arts and Cultural Committee is looking for applicants for the Art Around Saline 2021 program. The call for artists is open now and a deadline for submissions is set to

Mignonette Yin Cheng Art Exhibition Set for November

A public presentation and sale of works by Mignonette Yin Cheng is being hosted by The Michigan Art Gallery at Schmidt’s Antiques both in-person and virtually.

The Ann Arbor Minecraft Map is Back

The Ann Arbor Minecraft map has returned, just in time for players who are missing the downtown area! The Ann Arbor map was taken down for a few years but now is making its epic return for players to enjoy. The giant Minecraft map is a flat map of the Ann Arbor area, allowing players to build