Monday, January 29, 2018
5:15 p.m. Honoree & Honorary Committee Reception
6:15 p.m. THE pARTy!
Now featuring the influences of
Eve Aronoff
312 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI  48104

  The Arts Alliance’s Medals for Arts, Sciences & Humanities 2018

  • Outstanding Service

        The Honorable Debbie & John Dingell

  • Philanthropic Excellence

         Drs. Robert F. & Marina v. N. Whitman

  • Lifetime Achievement

          Ms. Linda Yohn

21st Century Award

  • Tamara Real Emerging Leader

          Mr. Jermaine Dickerson

  THE pARTy! does sell out!
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The arts, sciences and humanities are the stars of The Arts Alliance’s annual signature event and benefit, THE pARTy! 2018. Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary contributions and accomplishments of local artists and creatives, individuals, businesses and organization.

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The Arts Alliance is a leader championing, supporting and advocating for the Arts and Creative Industries in Washtenaw County, MI — arts and creative individuals, organizations and businesses—to ensure that the greater Ann Arbor region remains a great place to create, live, work, learn, play and visit.

Broad- based creative community engagement and the Washtenaw County Cultural Master Plan informs the work of The Arts Alliance – some of which is behind the scenes such as conducting needs assessments for arts and creative education, administering grants and managing research projects while other work is more visible such as managing public art and design projects or presenting annual awards for excellence. The Arts Alliance is an essential partner with the business, tourism, philanthropic, government, education and other sectors on numerous programs to integrate art and culture in all aspects of civic life of the county.

A membership organization, The Arts Alliance works with its 260+ members to aid and partner with thousands of creative individuals and hundreds of creative businesses located within the county, who in turn serve 356,000 residents, including 47,000 preK-12 students plus 80,000 university students and 6.4 million visitors to the region.


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The Arts & Creative Industries

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  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Art schools, art teachers, artists & agents
  • Creative technology: app design, game design, web design, etc.
  • Culture & heritage
  • Design: game, graphic, industrial, interior, visual, etc.
  • Fashion, garment, textiles
  • Film, audio visual & broadcasting
  • Literary, publishing & print
  • Music & recording
  • Museums: art, cultural, heritage, history & science
  • Science & nature centers
  • Performing arts: dance, music, interdisciplinary, theater, etc.
  • Visual arts: painting, sculpting, photography, crafts, etc.

Major contributors to The Arts Alliance include:

The Arts Alliance is a member of these leadership organizations: