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.
Visit
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.

Help a vet in need

There are approximately 3,800 homeless veterans in Michigan. Your donation today will help a veteran in need with housing, clothing, meals, and rehabilitation services.

In 1943 Henry Ford repurposed a creamery building in to a dormitory for disabled veterans who were coming home from WWII. It sat empty for 10 years before the Partnership for the Arts and Humanities purchased it at auction in 2012. We have renovated it to once again be a shelter for the people who served in our armed forces, but now find that they need a helping hand. Together with our community partner, The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund, we are welcoming veterans who were injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns to the Veteran’s Dormitory in Cherry Hill Village.

Your $25 gift will house a veteran in need for a day. Please help us, help those who served.

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Nov. Gallery Exhibit,
Kelly Darke

The Partnership for the Arts and Humanities is pleased to present our first art exhibit at the Village Arts Gallery, Kelly Darke. On exhibit Nov. 2nd through December

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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.
Events
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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