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New Location for Ann Arbor Women Artists


Ann Arbor Women Artists
4844 Jackson Road
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI  48103

Located in the Jackson Square Plaza

Programs and Workshops
will be held here.

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For the first time in our 62 years, the Ann Arbor Women artists have a home!

Come celebrate this wonderful achievement with an open house party and fundraiser.

This vibrant new space is being used for meetings, workshops, rentals, figure drawing and a communal studio.

(4844 Jackson Rd is located between Wagner & Zeeb, in Jackson Square Plaza on the lower level, next to Colton Bay.  It is handicapped accessible and there is an elevator and around the back of the building)


AAWA was founded as a volunteer organization and study group called Ann Arbor Women Painters in 1951 by Sarah Bull, Elsie Bailey and Doris Porter Mclean.

In 2002 the name was changed to Ann Arbor Women Artists to more accurately portray its members - artists working in a variety of media and producing vastly different types of art. In 2008, the tag line "and a Few Good Men" was added to include AAWA's 10 male members.

Today, AAWA is a non-profit organization of approximately 330+ women and men with connections to Ann Arbor, Michigan, ranging from beginning to professional artists.

The purpose of the AAWA is to stimulate creative expression and sharing among its members in order to continually raise the quality of the art produced.

Still run as a volunteer organization, members exhibit their work in several different juried and non-juried exhibition spaces throughout the year. The organization also offers workshops and monthly events, including presentations by artists and others in the art field who speak on a wide variety of topics. Additional creative opportunities include plein air sessions, life drawing studios, holiday art & craft shows, and many social events.

Members are kept informed of current and upcoming events through their website, blog, Facebook page, emailed announcements and bi-monthly newsletters. After more than 60 years of producing great art, outstanding programs, and many good friendships, Ann Arbor Women Artists (and a Few Good Men) continues to be a growing and thriving organization.