Art & Culture Posts

Jan 17, 2018
Some people know it simply as Valentine’s Day. V-Day. Lover’s Day. Day of love. Others know it simply as the day of ice cream, gourmet chocolate sales, and comfort. Whatever you think of the day (and no matter your relationship status), there are plenty of things to do in Ypsilanti and on ... Read more and see comments!

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Dec 04, 2017
Bundle (and buckle) up! Hard as it is to believe, December is already upon us – a cheerfully frenetic season of holidays, gift-giving, music, and family; and the Ann Arbor area is particularly well-equipped to provide for your holiday needs, thanks to local business sale events, winter art fairs, ... Read more and see comments!

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Dec 04, 2017
The city of Ann Arbor is nearly 200 years old and since its founding, newspapers, historians, and Treetown townies have cataloged its growth and progress. The Ann Arbor District Library houses a massive archive of old newspaper articles, photos, and historical documents from the 1800s to present day. These ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureHistory
Dec 04, 2017
“The Museum is not finished. It never can be if it is to be a functioning unit of the University. My earnest hope is that it will grow and change with the times and serve science and the University with increasing effectiveness.” -- Alexander Ruthven, 1931 The Museum of Natural History ... Read more and see comments!

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Dec 04, 2017
Mittenfest is the most incredible annual end-of-year music festival in Michigan. Some have even called it the best annual music festival in the midwest, but you’re encouraged to be that judge this year yourself. It exists to showcase the most dynamic Mitten-made bands and artists, as they donate ... Read more and see comments!

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Oct 27, 2017
As the days grow shorter and a layer of frost greets us in the mornings, November launches us into the holiday season. Plan a visit to the Ann Arbor area to embrace the remaining days of autumn, join in the thrill of one of college football's greatest rivalries, and get a head start on your holiday ... Read more and see comments!

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Oct 03, 2017
After experiencing some dog days of Indian summer in September, fall in Michigan – with its emphasis on cider mills, colorful leaves, fleece, and football – will finally click into high gear when we reach October. The area always offers loads of opportunities to eat great food and ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 29, 2017
Are you an orchestral aficionado? Then surely you’ve heard of the New York Philharmonic, the country’s oldest symphony orchestra. Thanks to a groundbreaking partnership with Ann Arbor’s University Musical Society (UMS), the New York Philharmonic is returning to Ann Arbor for the second ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 20, 2017
Harvest time is here! Come on out to Manchester, a lovely farming community on the River Raisin in the southwest corner of Washtenaw County. From corn mazes, to cider and donuts, to roadside pumpkin stands to a village-wide Halloween celebration, Manchester is packed with authentic fall fun in a ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureFoodOutdoor RecreationThings to Do
Sep 19, 2017
If you’re new to our newsletter, we welcome you! The Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area is full of one-of-a-kind things to do, and this month we’re excited to feature two very fall-friendly events — the Smoke & Ale Festival in Chelsea and the University of Michigan Fall Festival. There's ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureFestivals & EventsThings to Do
Aug 31, 2017
September marks the start of fall, when school resumes, huge crowds pack Michigan Stadium on Saturdays, temperatures start to get cooler, and cultural events kick into high gear in Washtenaw County. While this is partly because students are back in town, it’s also because most arts organizations ... Read more and see comments!

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Aug 01, 2017
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been experiencing theatre in the Ann Arbor area. Growing up in neighboring Lenawee County, I was fortunate to have parents who recognized and encouraged my appreciation for music and theater, and who also looked forward to seeing new, classic, professional, and ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 10, 2017
Don’t let the fear of traffic congestion and parking challenges deter you from experiencing the Ann Arbor Art Fair, one of Michigan’s finest summer traditions. Here are six “getting here and around” tips that are sure to make the experience a work of art! Summer is Construction ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureFestivals & Events
Jun 29, 2017
Four years ago, Shelley and Dave Brenner discovered chalk painting through a local chalk art competition in their hometown of Chelsea, Michigan. Since that time they have participated in a variety of chalk events throughout the United States and have enjoyed sharing their love of chalk art as a featured ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureFestivals & EventsMember Spotlight
May 25, 2017
The Ann Arbor Art Fair is regarded as one of the most prestigious art fairs by artists and collectors worldwide. As the event nears its 60th anniversary, a younger generation of both artists and attendees are starting to discover one of Michigan’s finest summer traditions. Here are 12 Millennial ... Read more and see comments!

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May 21, 2017
Art-inspired summer festivals and events in the Ann Arbor area are as iconic as Wolverine football is in the fall. From grassroots events to one of Michigan’s finest summer traditions, be inspired in Ann Arbor! Sign up for our newsletter or follow Visit Ann Arbor on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureFestivals & Events
Apr 10, 2017
Washtenaw County is a wonderful place to live and visit! Amazing events are happening every day, including many locals’ favorites that are accessible to visitors as well.  The libraries in Washtenaw County are special treasures in that regard, providing family entertainment and education as ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & Culture
Feb 16, 2017
Head west on Jackson Road about six miles out of downtown Ann Arbor, and you’ll find what is quickly becoming a national treasure right in our own backyard. Motawi Tileworks has been making handmade American art tile since 1992 and is now sold in over 300 shops and galleries across the country. ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureMember Spotlight
Oct 31, 2016
Monet, Van Gogh, and O’Keeffe (just to name a few) found their deepest inspiration among rolling hills, calming streams, and vast meadows. Dexter, Michigan is the perfect getaway for people who enjoy bringing art and nature together. The city's beautiful landscape is accompanied by a strong ... Read more and see comments!

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Aug 12, 2016
POP-X is a 10-day festival of pop-up art pavilions in Liberty Square in Downtown Ann Arbor. Featuring nine national artists, POP-X is a unique opportunity to explore art amongst the fall colors in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I. It is free and open to the public. Enjoy this unique event, free of charge! Attending ... Read more and see comments!

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Jun 13, 2016
Spanning four exhilarating days, from Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24, The Ann Arbor Art Fair is an art lover’s destination filled with original works of art, street performances, culinary treats and a variety of shops featuring sidewalk sales. Art enthusiasts by the hundreds of thousands ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureFestivals & Events
Mar 02, 2016
Six days of exciting film viewing are about to launch as the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival returns March 15 – 20 to the Michigan Theater. The world famous avant-garde festival presents the work of filmmakers who are more artist than Hollywood mogul. For a first timer, going to the festival can ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureFestivals & EventsMember Spotlight
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