What is the Village Arts Factory
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.
Christmas in the Village
Join us on Saturday, December 3rd for the return of Christmas in the Village! This free event will feature a holiday artisan market, food trucks, coffee, live music, a petting zoo, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a variety of hands-on craft activities for the kids. The artisan market opens at 3pm and the Christmas activities begin at 5pm. We hope to see you there!
Artisan Market Vendors
Calling all arts, craft, and food vendors! Online vendor applications are now available for the 2022 Christmas in the Village right here at the Village Arts Factory. This festive event finds the Arts Factory transformed into a winter wonderland with a Christmas Market available for you to display and sell your artisanal wares. The registration fee for vendors is $50 and $75 for food trucks. The Christmas Market opens at 3 PM and Christmas in the Village begins at 5 PM. Click on the button below to apply!
“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.
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!
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.