Welcome to The Village Arts Factory! A Place for History,
Arts, & Entertainment

What is the Village Arts Factory

It is a destination where history and art come together, come alive, and are embraced by individuals of all ages.
Property History
Our property has an amazing history and the buildings have played a significant role in our community.
The Village Arts Factory is a place to see and experience art as well as to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Supporting our Veterans
We strive to create a place where veterans can find support and healing as they transition to civilian life.

If you are planning a visit to the Village Arts Factory, you must wear a face covering at all times. Please practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet away from people who do not live in your home. If you plan to attend one of our events, please check the web page for each event to read the COVID regulations for each event.

“How Do I Sign Up For Classes?”

“How do I sign up for classes at the Village Arts Factory?” is the number one reason that people call or email us. The answer is easy! Classes, workshops, and hours of operation are handled by each individual tenant. Click on the “Get More Info” button below. On this page you can click on the “Learn More” button of each Village Arts Factory artist to find their individual web sites and contact info where you can contact each artist to see how you can sign up for classes. Please keep in mind that not all artists at the Village Arts Factory offer classes. Artists like the Branded Barby won’t teach you how to be a professional ink slinger, but if you are looking for confidence boosting, life altering body art, give them a call to sign up for an appointment.




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Art In Bloom

New dates announced for Art In Bloom! We will be holding Art In Bloom on Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th from 10am-3pm both days. If you were registered for the original show, you must register for a new day and time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Plant Sale & Open House

Spring is in the air! Join us Sunday, May 23rd for a plant sale in front of our historic Ford Factory and an open house in the Warehouse. Due to COVID-19, WE MUST LIMIT THE NUMBER OF TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT.

There is no charge to attend, but you must register for a time to enter the warehouse.

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In the Gallery

“Flowers: A Love Story”, we are currently exhibiting the work of Village Arts Factory resident, Kelly Caroline (in Studio 8). Our gallery is free to the public, 7 days a week from 9am-5pm. No pre-registration is required to view the show at this time.

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Volunteer at the Village Arts Factory

Would you like to make a difference in your community? We need your help to make the Village Arts Factory a destination in Southeast Michigan for all things arts– visual and the performing arts. Sign up today to be a volunteer and help us make the dream a reality!

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Building a Future,
While Honoring the Past

The Village Arts Factory is located where Henry Ford’s last village industry and our Arts Warehouse stands today.

This 14-acre property stood vacant for over 10 years until we transformed it into a place where art of all kinds can flourish. We are now open as a regional gathering place where all ages and cultures can come together.

Property History
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Visit Us

Arts Warehouse
Our 17,500 square foot warehouse is home to a wide variety of artist studios where you see them perform their craft, purchase their artwork and enjoy a refreshment.
Cut Short
An outdoor memorial garden that honors those who have served and those lives who have been cut short.
We offer opportunities for our community to participate in the arts through classes, workshops, galleries and informational events.
Factory Grounds
COMING SOON! Our next phase of the project is to begin construction on the eight-acre woodland area that is on our property. Check out what’s coming…
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Supporting & Honoring our Veterans

Henry Ford has a long history of supporting and honoring our veterans. Our desire is to continue honor his memory and the vision he had for the property.
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Veterans' Dormitory
Please consider supporting our veterans with a donation this Veterans Day, November 11th. The Veterans' Dormitory serves as an Urban Retreat/Residence for veterans struggling with housing and those who need a supportive environment in the Detroit Metro area. We are thrilled that The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund is leasing the Veterans' Dormitory and will offer a program to give support to veterans.
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CUT SHORT: Veterans Memorial Project
Cut Short is an outdoor memorial garden next to the Veterans' Dormitory consisting of white posts placed in lines like the white crosses of Arlington National Cemetery to represent those who served a full career and those whose lives were “cut short.”

Space Still Available

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Ford Factory Space For Lease NOW!

We are looking for a tenant for the Cherry Hill Ford Factory, a 6,400 sq ft, 2-story National Historic structure. The space would be perfect for skilled trades, art education, or a food/beverage tenant.

Contact Wendy Harless (director@partnershipforarts.org) for more information.

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