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.

“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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Call for Artists!


We are looking for local artists to participate in our “Art In Bloom” show and sale. All works of art must be hand made, original creations. Click the button below for more information.


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In the Gallery

Sharon Dillenbeck has been called “The Grandma Moses of Plymouth-Canton”. We are luck enough to have her at the Village Arts Factory in Studio 3A and her art is currently being featured in the gallery. Reception scheduled for March 12th 6-8pm. Click the “Get More Info” button below to register for the reception.

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Available Studio Space

Calling all artists! Are you tired of having all of your art projects taking up your kitchen, living room or basement? Perhaps you are tired of making your creations in the cold garage? We currently have a 170 sq ft studio available. Please direct all inquiries to our Executive Director, Wendy Harless, call 1-734-765-7061 or by email at director@partnershipforarts.org

Building Info

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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