This year's theme was "Follow the yellow brick road to the 2017 Spring Fling!"

The ACA hosts the Spring Fling festival at 2300 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian MI (across from the LISD Vo-Tech center) from Noon - 6 PM on the first Sunday in May. If you missed this year's event, mark your calendar for next year!

Fun was had by all.  If you picked up a registration form for classes, now is the time to register!  Hopefully you had fun and will put this event on your calendar for next year!

Empty Bowls

The Adrian Center for the Arts in conjunction with Evans Street Station in Tecumseh sponsored an Empty Bowls event on Feb 21st, 2017 to benefit the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen.

ACA Resident Ceramic Artists, ceramics students, teachers and staff made bowls with a goal of 300 bowls to be offered for a donation of $10-$30. The handmade bowls were purchased on site at the event, filled with soup for lunch and later taken home. Over the course of the afternoon $3765 was raised! 

Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest is an annual Winter Festival at the Adrian Center for the Arts. In 2016, activities included sales of Lenawee-made art for gift giving in the woodworking, ceramicsletterpress, glass, and two-dimensional art studios. Demonstrations included ceramic sculpture, throwing on the potters wheel, pastels, letterpress using antique printing presses, felting, painting, and lamp glass blowing. 


Adrian Center for the Arts provides arts education and resources to help facilitate creative endeavors for people of all ages. We provide a large fellowship of passionate artists and volunteers who enrich and cultivate an environment that has become a catalyst of creativity.


Adrian Center for the Arts Receives Grants

The Adrian Center for the Arts (ACA) recently received grants from both the State of Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Stubnitz Foundation. The $2,400 Grant from the state will help fund the “ART ROCKS KIDS” camp held at the ACA from July 24-28th. The grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, in addition to a generous scholarship donation from the Adrian Rotary Club has allowed ACA to offer exemplary art education at areasonable price. Scholarships are available for students who qualify for the Federal Free Lunch program. Please contact ACA at for further scholarship information.

According to Studio One Director Jill Shaffer, the Stubnitz Foundation Grant will assist ACA in refurbishing the Lenawee Council for the Visual Arts Gallery and establishing classes in glass casting. The gallery, located in Studio One on the ACA campus, will be renovated with new flooring, wall surfaces and a fresh coat of paint. This will transform the space into a cleaner and more functional space for displaying both LCVA members’ and invited artist works. The purchase of kilns and materials will help to expand the ACA’s three-pronged Glass program which will join the already established lamp glass area and, later this fall, the hot glass studio.


Art Rocks Kids Art Camp, July 24-28

Groups will be taught according to a level appropriate for each child. The camp will be divided into two sessions, one for students in grades 1-4 from 9AM until Noon and the other for 5th through 8th grades from 1PM until 4PM.  The camp’s theme will be “In the Mind’s Eye,” allowing students varying viewpoints. Students will experience studio activities in ceramics, printmaking, woodworking, drawing-painting, and glass slumping during the week. A culminating exhibit will be held Friday afternoon July 28 4-6pm to highlight the student’s progress and accomplishments. Students can register for these classes on-line at