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Review for Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I was at art school thirteen years ago at the University of Michigan, I volunteered at the Ann Arbor Art Center where I worked with children in the drop-in studio. It was so fun to see those kids lose themselves in their projects. Once an 8 year old girl came into the studio bickering at her 6 year old brother, and as soon as she started swirling colorful paint across an African mask, she forgot all about her gripe with her sibling. Today I run a creative web development firm in downtown Ann Arbor. Luckily, most of my days are full of color, art, and fun. I’m a member of the Board of Directors at the Art Center where it’s my goal to make sure there is a place downtown Ann Arbor where people of all ages can find, make, and experience art. Many years ago art helped me find myself, and if I can help others find art, I’ll feel right with the world.”

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering my own time and experiencing the powerful and positive energy of people making, discussing, showing, and learning about art.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

art helps kids (and adults) tap into their creative spirit, and feel like they are capable of accomplishing big things.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

devoted, creative, energetic, enthusiastic, and hopeful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

bring art classes and workshops to children and adults around the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & I serve on the board of directors as vice president and chair of the marketing committee.