WELCOME to Washtenaw County's home for arts and culture on the Web. Ann Arbor, and all of Washtenaw County, is rich in cultural resources of all kinds, from major museums and performances by international stars, to small town galleries and festivals.

The Arts Alliance exists to support and promote arts and culture throughout Washtenaw County. Whether you’re a tourist considering a visit, a business owner looking for a place your employees would enjoy living and working, an arts organization wanting help with your operations, or an artist wanting to promote your art, we hope you will find something interesting and useful in the pages of our site. If, after looking around, you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please contact us!

Our Mission and Commitment

The mission of the Arts Alliance is to support efforts to increase participation in arts and cultural activities, and strengthen the cultural community and organizations that provide these programs, thereby ensuring that all citizens benefit from our outstanding cultural resources.

To realize its mission, the Alliance is committed to support/create projects and services that Communicate - Facilitate - Educate - Advocate - and Celebrate the arts and its community!

We also received an awesome contribution from Americansignletters as we needed help creating a proper display out front of our building. It's awesome to work with a company that is welling to donate their time and efforts. We are so incredibly grateful!

Artists’ Census

The Arts Alliance to would like to determine how many artists and creative individuals live and work in Washtenaw County. Why?  Because artists are the spark that ignites our county’s creativity -- but without knowing how many dancers, writers or photographers there are here, it’s hard to give individual artists the credibility and respect (not to mention the services) they deserve.

Artists of all types – visual, literary and performing, of any age and educational background – are encouraged to participate.  The census is entirely confidential and includes only 10 questions.

Click here to listen to the 107.1 interview about the Artists� Census (MP3)


  • The Cultural Plan: Update Breakfast

    (… 4/21/2008) The Cultural Plan: Update Breakfast held Thursday, April 17 at the Chelsea Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center was a huge success! The program, turn-out and inspirational speaker were all terrific. In addition, State Representative Pam Byrnes joined us to report on an exciting package of bills to establish cultural districts in Michigan communities. A special thanks to everyone who made the event such a success, and to all of you who were able to join us. For those of you who couldn't make it to the Cultural Plan: Update Breakfast – fear not! We videotaped Ben Cameron's dynamic keynote address. Watch for details on how you can see the video, read his speech, and get the midpoint report on the cultural plan.


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