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.

Road Construction/Detour Updates:

Construction for the bridge replacement project has resumed with the east bound lane of Cherry Hill shut down. Currently, you must access the Village Arts Factory going westbound from the intersection of Ridge and Cherry Hill and use the middle driveway to enter AND exit our parking lot (please see the map).
North and south bound lanes on Ridge Rd. S will also be shut down. You will not be able to access Ridge Road from the intersection of Cherry Hill and Ridge. This will last for approximately 2 months. After that, the real work of replacing the bridge will begin with east and west bound lanes on Cherry Hill shut down. Please check back here for detour info updates throughout 2022.
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COVID-19 Information:

Even if you are fully vaccinated, please wear a face covering when you enter our building. 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.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support!

We Need Your Help!

Did you  know, the Village Arts Factory is a 501(c)3 non-profit? The pandemic has severely impacted the level of donations in 2020 and 2021, and yet we still have financial obligations to meet and bills to pay. Your donations help keep the rent affordable at the Warehouse for our emerging artists and make our special event programs like Concerts and Cars possible. To fund the Village Arts Factory and make necessary repairs at the Veterans Dormitory, we need to raise $200,000 in the next 12 months. Help us meet our financial obligations in 2022 and keep the dream alive.

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Genova Pizzeria Fundraiser

Genova Pizzeria will be helping us out with a fundraiser on Saturday, January 22 from 4pm-8pm.  Join us for delicious pizza, dine in or take out. You can even order online ahead of time. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Partnership for the Arts and Humanities.

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Show Some Love

For a donation of at least $15 we will have one of our artists make a custom Valentine for your Valentine!

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“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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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

Get Inspired

Did you know that here at the Village Arts Factory we have our own YouTube channel? Don’t forget to “like” and subscribe!

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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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