“Combining creativity and community” is the motto of the Grosse Pointe Artists Association. It drives everything the Association undertakes from arts programming to lectures and exhibitions.
The Association’s recent juried art exhibitions have asked artists to explore issues important to themselves and their communities like immigration, mental health and climate change.
Its art classes offer students the opportunity to work and learn with exceptional local artists, some with national and international followings. The teachers are selected for their willingness to help students hone their own skills, as well as add new techniques and materials to their work.
For its annual fundraiser, the Association organizes a lecture series on winter Sundays. Artists, art historians and community activists come together to celebrate the old and new in Detroit-area neighborhoods.
All year long, the Association organizes opportunities for individuals to socialize and nurture their own creativity through free programs like its Tuesday Night Artmaking for Veterans, A Morning Out and Promising Artists.
True to its mission, the Association is proactive in finding ways to partner with existing community groups on programs that leverage the power of art to solve problems, meet challenges and enrich lives and communities.