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.
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.

If you are not 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!

An Evening for the Arts

You can help keep the dream alive! We need your support to keep the Villager Arts Factory going. Join us the evening of July 29th for live entertainment and lively bidding on some great items. This is a hybrid event with a limited number of in-person tickets and a virtual online option to get in on the fun from the comfort of your own home. The strolling dinner begins at 6pm. The Performance begins at 7pm.

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Concerts & Cars

Join us Wednesday nights for Concerts & Cars! Every Wednesday we will be featuring a different band and a different vintage car club. This event is free, so bring the whole family! July 14th, 21st, 28th and August 4th, 7pm-9pm in front of our historic Ford Factory!

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In The Gallery

We are commemorating Juneteenth with a special exhibit of photography taken by local youth. The show will hang in our gallery through the end of July.

There is no charge to enter our gallery. The ours are 9am-7pm every day.

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First Annual Cherry Hill Village Festival!

Years from now you will be able to tell your kids you were at the first ever Cherry Hill Village Festival. Join us August 21st and 22nd at the cross roads of Ridge and Cherry Hill for two days of food, music, art and fun!

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Scramble for the Arts

Join us for a fundraiser golf outing September 17, 2021 at Pheasant Run. Register online to participate. $150 per golfer. Sponsorship opportunities still available.

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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
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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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