The Guild of Artists & Artisans’ Announces Grand Opening of Gutman Gallery

ANN ARBOR – The Guild of Artists & Artisans (The Guild), most well known for producing  the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, announces a new endeavor; launching the Gutman Gallery, a fine art gallery and  shop located in Downtown Ann Arbor ‐ February, 2020. The Guild invites the public to celebrate and experience  the inaugural exhibition,  Amor: Looking Through the Eyes of Love   with a grand opening on Valentine’s Day,  February 14th,  from 6‐9pm.  Visitors can shop for unique works of art featured in this month’s exhibition and in  the Gallery Shop while enjoying light refreshments and sweets from several local partners including but not limited  to: Sweet Heather Anne, Wingman Water, and Mighty Good Coffee.  The event makes a perfect addition to your  Valentine’s Day evening plans!

Named after Vic Gutman, the founding director of The Guild, Gutman Gallery was developed to align  with The Guild’s mission to provide its members with marketing opportunities, which serve as  educational, cultural and entertaining events for the community. Not only will Gutman Gallery be home  to rotating art exhibitions and a gallery shop, but it will also be a space for the community to come  together for workshops, classes and events celebrating the arts.

“Gutman Gallery is an authentic and high quality space where our artists can connect with art enthusiasts and  novice collectors alike.” said Karen Delhey, The Guild’s Executive Director.  “The space offers a great opportunity to  showcase quality work from our top artists. Gutman Gallery is the new place in Ann Arbor to get an exquisite piece  of art for your home or purchase a unique gift for a loved one this Valentine’s day or anytime of the year!”

The gallery is located at 118 N 4th Ave in Ann Arbor.  Gutman Gallery is an inclusive fine art space open  to all regardless of  gender, sexual orientation, religion, racial group, etc.  The space will be open Tues. ‐  Fri. 11am‐5pm and Saturdays 9am‐4pm. With artists at the heart of everything that The Guild does, the  Exhibition features artwork from Guild artist members as well as non‐members and is curated through  jury selection.  The gallery shop is only open to current Guild Artist members.  Each offer an exceptional  opportunity for artists as they have highly competitive commission rates, with artists receiving a higher  percentage of their sales than seen in most comparable galleries and shops.  Recent renovations to the  space were made possible with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Upcoming Exhibitions: 
★ Amor: Looking Through the Eyes of Love   ‐ February 14‐27, 2020
★ Fleur   ‐ March 5‐26, 2020

Artist Opportunities:
★ Submissions for the Gutman Gallery’s second exhibition,  Fleur, are open through February 3 at 5 pm: HERE
★ For artists interested in selling their work in the gallery shop visit:

Upcoming Events:
★ Gutman Gallery Grand Opening & Opening Reception for the Inaugural Exhibition,  Amor, Looking through the Eyes of Love
Friday, February 14 ‐ 6‐9pm
Open to the public, free admission

★ Watercolor Cookie Decorating Workshop with Sweet Heather Anne  Thursday, February 27 ‐ 6‐8pm  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit‐workshops/
★ Fleur Exhibition Opening Reception  Thursday, March 5 ‐ 6‐9pm  Open to the public, free admission

Location & Hours: 
★ Gutman Gallery: 118 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
★ Tuesday ‐ Friday, 11am ‐ 5pm & Saturdays 9am ‐ 4pm
For more information: