Who We Are
We are a fully volunteer run 501c3 nonprofit membership organization with over 300 members and growing. We support artists and those interested in the arts, providing opportunities to learn, teach, make, and collaborate.
The Collective is open to all who are 18 years-old and up with an interest in the arts – professional artists, beginning artists, and those who appreciate and support the arts. Our members come from Washtenaw, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Wayne and beyond.
To provide an inclusive and supportive environment for a diverse community of artists to share knowledge and opportunities that promote individual excellence, collaboration, inspire new creative perspectives, and offer engagement with the public to foster participation, appreciation, and support of the arts.
This organization was founded as a small association and study group called Ann Arbor Women Painters in 1951 by Sarah Bull, Elsie Bailey and Doris Porter Mclean. In 1992 the association incorporated to become a 501c3 non-profit organization. In 2002 the name was changed to Ann Arbor Women Artists to more accurately portray its members – artists working in a wide range of media. By 2008, the Ann Arbor Women Artists began accepting men as members. In 2020 we changed our name again to Huron River Art Collective to demonstrate our growth into a more diverse and inclusive organization, and to better represent the area we serve.
Personal honesty, integrity and respect in our work as a board, membership, and community members
Diversity, equity, and inclusion in leadership, membership, and community engagement
Passion for teaching, learning, creativity, innovation, and sharing
Collaborative community approach connecting members and collaborating with our surrounding communities
4844 Jackson Road, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
2021 © Huron River Art Collective, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.