Ann Arbor Women Artists: Programs, Exhibits, Education

Artists Helping Artists Achieve Creative and Professional Excellence

AAWA is a non-profit organization of approximately 300 members with connections to Ann Arbor, Michigan,
ranging from beginning to professional artists.

History

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.  By 2008, the Ann Arbor Women Artists included 10 men.  Today, this non-profit organization, open to all visual artists 18 and older, has approximately 300+ members with connections to Ann Arbor, Michigan, ranging from beginning to professional artists.

Mission

The mission of the organization is the stimulation of creative work and helpfulness among members, thereby constantly raising the quality of work and appreciation of the arts by the public.

Activities 

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.

Staying in Touch

Members are kept informed of current and upcoming events through this website and blog, a members Facebook Group, emailed announcements and bi-monthly newsletters, as well as our public Facebook Page and Twitter Page

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Upcoming Events

  • 07/05/2019 3:00 PM Riverside Arts Center, 76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
  • 07/06/2019 12:00 PM Riverside Arts Center, 76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
  • 07/11/2019 3:00 PM Riverside Arts Center, 76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

 Contact Us

  4844 Jackson Road     Suite 100
  Ann Arbor, MI  48103

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