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Volunteer Opportunities

Ann Arbor's Art Train USA
Director Veronica Acevedo
1100 North Main Street - Suite 106
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, this traveling art museum train houses art exhibitions, an interactive area, artist studio, gift shop and staff administrative space. Volunteers duties include being docents and demonstrating art.

The Scrap Box
Sally Warren
734-994-4420
581 State Circle.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108

This non-profit organization sells scraps including from factory leftovers, wallpaper, and balloon fabric.

Ann Arbor Art Center
Director Jennifer Anderson
734-994-8004
117 West Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

This art center offers a wide variety of hands-on visual arts workshops, semester long classes, and open studio sessions. There is also a gallery that features artists' work, and presents monthly exhibitions. They consistently hire interns and volunteers.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
734-995-5439
220 E. Ann St.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

This museum works to give people of all ages the opportunity "to discover and enjoy the wonder of science, math and technology in an interactive environment." The museum includes exhibits, classes, and a gift shop.

Gifts of Art
Director Elaine Sims
734-936-ARTS (2787)
University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Like to share art with people in hospitals? Gifts of Art, which brings the world of art and music to the University of Michigan Health System, is seeking Hospital Art Volunteers to distribute Art Gallery Coloring Books and crayons to families and visitors at U-M Hospitals. Minimum of a two semester commitment, one two hour daytime shift a week. If you wish to become a Hospital Art Volunteer, please contact Volunteer Services, call the Gifts of Art office or email Elaine Reed

U-M Museum of Art
Director, Joseph Rosa
734-763-UMMA
525 South State St.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

Holding one of the finest university art collections in the country, this museum offers a diverse schedule of special exhibitions accompanied by informative and entertaining programs and events. UMMA provides exciting opportunities for both student employment and volunteers.

Internships

Yourist Pottery Studio
Kay Yourist
734-662-4914
1133 Broadway
Ann Arbor, MI, 48105

This pottery studio and gallery offers classes, pottery supplies, studio rental, and hosts events. Apprenticeships are available.

Ann Arbor Art Center
Director Jennifer Anderson
734-994-8004
117 West Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

This art center offers a wide variety of hands-on visual arts workshops, semester long classes, and open studio sessions. There is also a gallery that features artists' work, and presents monthly exhibitions. They consistently hire interns and volunteers.

U-M Work Study

History of Art Department
History of Art Department
734-764-5400
519 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
UM Exhibit Museum of Natural History
Museum Director Amy Harris
734-764-0478
1109 Geddes Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

This museum features a variety of permanent natural history exhibits, a planetarium, and various temporary exhibits on themes "reflecting current research of our sister museums and other relevant topics."

School of Art and Design
734-764-0397
2000 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor. MI 48109
Ann Arbor Street Fair
Executive Director Maureen Riley
734-994-5260
721 E. Huron St., Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

This non-profit organization works to promote art awareness in the Ann Arbor community, primarily through their planning of the annual Ann Arbor art fairs.

Gift of Art
Director Elaine Sims
University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734-936-ARTS (2787)

This University of Michigan Health System program brings art and music to patients, visitors and staff. Programs include art galleries, bedside music and art programs, the Art Cart, where volunteers bring framed posters to patients' rooms, the Friends Meditation Garden, Music While You Wait, a volunteer music program, the Life Sciences Orchestra as well as a variety of performances and events. Gifts of Art seeks work study students each year prior to the fall semester. If you are interested in work study, wait until August, and then email Gifts of Art. Volunteer opportunities with Gifts of Art are available year-round.

Temporary and full-time employment

U-M Exhibit Museum of Natural History
Museum Director Amy Harris
734-764-0478
1109 Geddes Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

This museum features a variety of permanent natural history exhibits, a planetarium, and various temporary exhibits on themes "reflecting current research of our sister museums and other relevant topics."

U-M Museum of Art
Director, Joseph Rosa
734-763-UMMA
525 South State St.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

Holding one of the finest university art collections in the country, this museum offers a diverse schedule of special exhibitions accompanied by informative and entertaining programs and events. UMMA provides exciting opportunities for both student employment and volunteers.

Hollander's
Owners Tom and Cindy Hollander
734-741-7531
407 North Fifth Ave
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

This retail store and workshop offers paper-related art supplies and classes in a variety of projects including bookbinding.

Focus Photo
Chin Kim
734-663-0800
573 South Maple Rd
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103

This retail story offers photo development and printing for digital and film, color, black and white, and slides.

Paragon Display
Bill Van Cleve
800-761-3686
2420 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103

This retail store offers a wide variety of photo development and printing including slide, black and white, color, film and digital processing. Foto-1 Imaging also designs signage and offers laminating, mounting, indoor and outdoor banners on a variety of fabrics and point of purchase signage.

Ivory Photo Inc.
Michael Hough
734-668-8413
606 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

This retail business offeres photo reproduction, processing, digital retouching, business publicity photos, and ID photos

Saline Picture Frame Co.
Customer Service Manager Gretchen Grossman
734-429-3352
7641 N. Ann Arbor St.
Saline MI, 48176

This retail store is a full service picture frame company serving artists with an extensive line of products and sevices including computerized mat cutting and archival mat materials.

Graphic Art Wholesalers
734-769-5110
224 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

This retail store offers custom framing and framing supplies.

Art Attack, Inc.
734-483-7975
731 W. Cross
Yipsilant, MI

This retail store sells art and art supplies, toys, creative books and papers.

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ASAP Source
734-213-2727
2284 S. Industrial Hwy.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

This retail store offers raw materials in their basic form, including sheet metal, bar stock, aluminum, steel, and plastics.

The Bead Gallery
734-663-6800
311 E. Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

This retail store offers a large selection of beads, wire, and beadwork repair, as well as classes.

Findings
734-929-9751
3925 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103

This retail store offers a large selection of beads, wire, and tools, as well as classes.

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