ANN ARBOR – In response to an ever-growing demand for art activities, in 2017, the A2AC acquired an adjacent building and launched a $5.2M Capital Expansion Campaign to own, combine, and fully renovate both buildings.
Providing more studio space for events, classes, and exhibitions enables the A2AC to meet the growing student demand for art education, increase opportunities for community partnerships, and participate in more creative collaborations.
With a June 2022 finish line in sight, the A2AC is eager to prepare the new classrooms for students this summer. Their goal is to raise $72,166 by April 15, 2022, to fully equip eight art education studios (three new, including a second ceramics studio.) Fully tax-deductible, donations will repurpose existing or purchase new equipment. Items needed include pottery wheels, drying racks, shelving, aprons, easels, drawing benches, tables, chairs, stools, and more.
“Reunited, these two historic downtown buildings, masterfully designed and carefully renovated, will host state-of-the-art amenities. Amenities that will ensure the safety, comfort, and well-being of 60,000+ students, artists, staff, and art enthusiasts who enjoy the A2AC each year,” says Marie Klopf, President/CEO. The A2AC is grateful for all the community support that we have received over these past five years and look forward to your help crossing the finish line.
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About the Ann Arbor Art Center (A2AC): For over a century, the nonprofit Ann Arbor Art Center (A2AC) has sparked creativity in people of all ages, backgrounds, and artistic abilities. Our mission is to be a contemporary forum for the visual arts through education, exploration, collaboration, and exhibition and to engage minds, expand perspectives, and inspire growth students of all ages, teachers, artists, and the community. We are empowered to carry out our mission through the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations who believe in the value of our work and in creativity’s essential role in sustaining and elevating our shared experience. In fulfilling our mission, the Art Center serves as a regional hub for the visual arts. It prioritizes the long-standing partnerships we cultivate as a keystone for Ann Arbor’s healthy cultural and civic life ecosystem. Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.