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

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

A Night (Or Day) Of Musical Classics

Singers from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance will enthrall audiences with a variety of show tune classics as part of The Best of Broadway, hosted by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Hear selections from Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story along with

The Sound of Silents Returns

This past October, 8 Ball Movie Night hosted a screening of classic silent films accompanied by live bands providing original scores. The event was such a hit that Silent Screams II won’t wait until next Halloween, instead taking place this month. Featuring Timesnake scoring Die Nibelungen, B-Knox scoring Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and You

Keep Your Edge Sharp

A sharp knife is an essential for cooks. Learn the basics of keeping your home blades razor-sharp and in prime working condition at the workshop, Knife Sharpening Demystified, at the Michigan Folk School. Follow hands-on instructions on the best techniques to sharpen knives and how to apply those lessons to other tools around the house,