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WE ARE REBUILDING OUR WEBSITE. Please be patient, improvements happen almost daily after receiving word a few weeks ago that our former website host was hacked and our site was compromised and infected with malware. We have had to go back to an early 2016 backup of the site to find a clean but outdated version from which to rebuild. Imagine our arduous task as we’ve lost a year of updates and posts. We have begun to update the most current items first. Still, we imagine it will be a bit before our site is complete. Thank you for your understanding – The Arts Alliance.


The Arts Alliance’s mission is to advocate for and support 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.

The Arts Alliance is a leader, persuading community leaders and stakeholders of the importance of arts and creativity as it assists the sector and connects with business, education, tourism, philanthropy, government and others in the townships and city centers of Washtenaw County – Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline and Ypsilanti.

Some of The Arts Alliance’s work is behind the scenes such as conducting needs assessments for arts and cultural education, administering grants or managing research projects. Other work is more visible such as managing public art projects or presenting annual awards for excellence.


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The Arts Alliance explores issues, conducts research, fosters and administers creative initiatives. 


The Arts Alliance voices the creative sector’s impact on quality of life and place. 


The Arts Alliance promotes creative sector programs and collaborative initiatives. 


The Arts Alliance encourages life-long creative learning programs. 


The Arts Alliance trumpets the triumphs of the creative sector.

Local arts & cultural events calendars

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Kiddo at River Art Opening

Photo gallery: Canoe Art unveiling

Dominic Valente, The Ann Arbor News, 8/8/15

CIA grand opening

Grand opening celebration today for public art along

Ryan Stanton, The Ann Arbor News, 8/7/15