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American Sewing Guild

Sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels connect at local, national and web-based levels for activities, communication and networking. Focuses on sewing projects, skill enhancement, pattern fitting. Meets 3rd. Mon. 10-noon, (July & Sept. only, meets 4th Mon.) Leabu Sewing Center, 1960 S. Industrial Hwy.

Ann Arbor Art Center

117 W. Liberty [map]
(734) 994-8004

Exhibitions year-round. Art classes for all ages and skill levels, camps, art parties, and events., V

Ann Arbor Embroiderers' Guild

(734) 994-4385

Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their own stitchery items, join study and community service projects, and learn about guild activities. Meets Sept.-June, 3rd Mon. 6:45-9 p.m., Pittsfield Village Community Bldg., 2220 Pittsfield Blvd. (park on the street, or in the south lot).

Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild

1501 West Liberty (Zion Lutheran Church) [map]

For all interested in fiber arts: weaving, spinning, quilting, knitting, felting, beading, dyeing and surface design, apparel items. Workshops, lectures, critique sessions, exhibitions. Meets 6:30 p.m. 2nd Mon. Sept.-Nov. and Jan.-May at Zion. Annual holiday sales and spring fashion show and luncheon at Washtenaw Community College. Visitors welcome. Dues $40.

Ann Arbor Potters Guild

201 Hill [map]
(734) 663-4970

Cooperatively run ceramics studio. Sales twice a year in Dec. and June, and at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair in July. Fall and winter classes for adults in basic ceramics. Call for fees. Visiting and full memberships for qualified applicants.,

Ann Arbor Women Artists

4844 Jackson, #100 [map]

Established as a women's painters group 60 years ago, now open to all genders or media. West side headquarters available to rent. Artist opportunities include juried shows and non-juried exhibits in Ann Arbor businesses. Community engagement committee, monthly programs, weekly figure drawing sessions, workshops, and critique groups. Dues: $40 + $15 to sell art on the AAWA website. Student dues: $20. Inactive members: $12. Free programs open to the public every 3rd Monday Sept.-Nov., Jan.-Apr., 7-8 p.m., V

The Arts Alliance

1100 N. Main, #A [map]
Deb Polich, (734) 213-2733

Advocates for and supports the creative sector of Washtenaw County-arts and cultural organizations and creative individuals and businesses-to ensure that the region remains a great place to create, live, work, learn, play, and visit. Conducts needs assessments for arts and creative education, administers grants and managing research projects, manages public art and design projects, and presents annual awards for excellence. Dues. $55.,

Great Lakes Lace Group, Inc.

Kathleen J. Campbell, (734) 483-5693

Members study, make, and collect lace. Open to beginners. Dues $20; ages 16 & under free. Call or email for meeting info.,

Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild

Dedicated to the promotion and preservation of traditional, modern and art quilt-making and related fiber arts. Workshops with internationally known teachers, lectures, biennial Quilt University and Quilt Shows, and SafeHouse Center charitable projects. Meets 6 times a year in odd-numbered months on the third Sat., Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College. Meetings include a speaker, trunk show, show & tell, and more. Non-members and quilters of all skill levels welcome. Dues $45., V

The Guild of Artists & Artisans

118 N. Fourth Ave. [map]
(734) 662-3382

Nonprofit membership organization of professional artists promotes community awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the visual arts and provides professional artists with marketing opportunities. Produces the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair and 5 additional art fairs each year.,

Rec&Ed (Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education and Recreation)

1515 S. Seventh [map]
(734) 994-2300

Classes and workshops in many arts, crafts, glass, ceramics, and textiles. See quarterly brochure online for fees and classes.

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