“Combining creativity and community” is the motto of the Grosse Pointe Artists Association, and 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 and mental health.
Its schedule of art classes offers 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 share their personal experiences and ongoing searches for new processes and techniques.
Artists, art historians and community activists celebrate the old and new in Detroit-area neighborhoods for the Association’s annual winter lecture series, Your Old Mansion.
All year long, the Association organizes and staffs artmaking programs (art therapy) for military veterans, students in area high schools and the elderly and their caregivers.
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.