Art Around Town

Explore local arts events!

Ann Arbor and U-M have a vibrant art scene with a constant array of arts events. Check out this page for weekly recommendations of our 5 Picks of the Week that we think you shouldn’t miss and resources on how to find and attend events.

5 Picks of the Week

  • Ann Arbor District Library
  • April 18, 6pm
Rakugo 三遊亭ぽん太

FREE

Ann Arbor District Library presents an exciting evening of Japanese storytelling, featuring visiting rakugo performer, Sanyutei Ponta! The event will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

Learn more!

  • The Michigan Theater
  • April 20, 7pm
Tales from the Realm of Pops

FREE WITH PASSPORT TO THE ARTS

Join Michigan Pops for their end-of-semester concert with pieces from Aladdin and Lord of the Rings!

U-M students can attend this event (and others like it!) for FREE using the Passport to the Arts!

Check it out!

  • Palmer Commons
  • Great Lakes South Room; April 19, 3-6pm
A Crafternoon of Relaxation

FREE

Need a break from studying? Drop by for free food, crafts, games, and more! RSVP below or just drop in!

Learn more!

  • The Michigan Theatre
  • April 21, 7pm
Sparking Creating Film Festival

FREE

The independent film festival kicks off its second year at the Michigan Theater this weekend. Each submission was made by Michiganders.

Learn more!

  • Art & Architecture Building
  • Now thru May 4
Stamps Senior Thesis: Impressions

FREE

See the culmination of four years of learning from the Stamps 2024 seniors in a range of media.

Check it out!

Additional Resources

Arts Info

Sign up for Arts Info to receive weekly recommendations of arts events to check out, plus other helpful resources, student arts opportunities, and more!

Passport to the Arts

Pick up a new Passport ticket voucher every two weeks, and exchange it for a FREE or DISCOUNTED ticket to a great selection of events!

Ticket Deals

See a list of spots around Ann Arbor that offer discounted tickets for students.

[art]seen

Our [art]seen writers review arts events on and around campus, sharing their thoughts and experiences on live music, film screenings, dance performances, theatre productions, and art exhibitions.

Downtown Ann Arbor Walking Tour

This self-guided art tour will welcome you to the rich arts culture that the downtown area has to offer. We highlight places we think you should know about and give you some hints for fun things to spot along the way!