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​​​Virtual art tour

​Now you can take a virtual tour of public art in Ann Arbor. Learn more about each piece and the artist behind it. The tool also works on your smartphone, essentially​ serving as a digital guide. City-of-Ann-Arbor-Public-Art-Tour.png​​​

2019 City gallery art      

In collaboration with the City of Ann Arbor, the Ann​ Arbor Art Center curates rotating exhibitions in the City Council Chambers. Each exhibition highlights the talent and creativity of artists who live and work in Ann Arbor and throughout Washtenaw County. 

Community Action Network: The Kids' Table

October 24 - December 17,  2019


Exhibition Coordinator, Mike Wolf worked with CA​N Art&Design Director, Laura Amtower to curate a collection of youth art focused on their relationship with food. 

The Kids' Table is a yearlong curriculum designed to empower CAN's young people to take ownership of their relationship with food and to experience how creating, discovering, and sharing food can build community locally and globally. Through a series of art workshops, children reflect on their relationship what food, learn practical good skills and knowledge, discover and share their favorite flavor profiles.

This exhibition features two specific workshops. They first asked students to reflect on their memories of special, home-cooked meals with families. These stories are reflected through water color paints. The second encouraged students to study food in the most detailed way possible, by drawing exactly what they observed. 

CAN Art & Design is a free after-school and summer art & design program to youth in Washtenaw County, Michigan area.  A subsidiary program of Community Action Network (CAN), the currently operate in five sites: Mitchell and Brick Elementary Schools, Green Baxter Court, Hikone, and Bryant Community Centers. 

Get involved ​
You can get involved by making a donation, organizing a ​neighborhood public art project, volunteer to serve on an AAPAC sub-committee or offer suggestions for public art themes and locations.  If you'd like to suggest location, or concept, ideas for public art that the city could commission, please send an email to​ or write to us at:​

Public Art Commission

We are not a source of funding and any proposed project should address a plan for funding. AAPAC image.jpgHowever, we can provide visibility and feedback for proposals submitted and, if municipal space is part of your project, city ordinance requires you to seek our recommendations first. AAPAC  meetings are open to the public; agendas and minutes for the Public Art Commission are stored on the Legistar Calendar.  

Reference Materials

AAPAC Commissioners:
Ali Ramla​wi, City Council Liaison (non-voting)
Allison Buck, Chair, ​Marketing Director 
Debra Mexicotte, Vice Chair, ArtsEngine Managing Director​​
Jonah Copi, Property Manager
Colleen Crawley, Designer
David Esau, Architect
John Kotarski, Educator
Mary Thiefels, Visual and Media Arts Manager

The Public Art Commission currently has no vacancies. Citizens interested in supporting and promoting the City of Ann Arbor through partic​ipation on a city board or commission, please visit the Boards and Commissions page.

Ann Arbor Public Art Commission
City of Ann Arbor
Public Services  - City Hall 6th Floor
301 E. Huron Street
PO Box 8647
Ann Arbor,​ MI 48107

734.794.6310 x43102
Fax: 734.994.1816​