Mission Statement

The VFAA's SHAC will serve as a community arts center where artists of all ages and skill levels can practice, share, teach, showcase and inspire others through their craft. Although specifically designed to cater to the needs of area youths and people with special needs, the SHAC will also offer studio and practice space for both beginning and established artists of all ages.


The VFAA has been around since 1992 as a 100% volunteer organization. The community has been our venue, with meetings and events held at various locations around town: free lectures at the Milford Presbyterian Church, art shows at Milford Public Library and the Huron Valley Council for the Arts, gallery space at local businesses such as The Blue Grill and Caribou Coffee, and facilitating community projects at Huron Valley Hospital, the Healing Arts program at Henry Ford Hospital and The Learning Center.

In April 2012, the opportunity arose for dreaming bigger. We were offered funding in the name of Suzanne Haskew, one of our founding members. We were asked, "What is your vision for the future?"

The VFAA board of directors labored long and hard about what to do in her memory. Our conversations kept coming back again and again to having our own space, which has been the VFAA's dream since the beginning. We would call that space the VFAA Suzanne Haskew Art Center, a.k.a. The S.H.A.C., and we hope it becomes a special jewel not only in the Village of Milford, but to surrounding communities as well.

Who's who in the valley link to video

Click on the photo to see the interview with Andrea Perry as she describes her job as Director of Development for the VFAA. Thank you to HIghland Activity Center and Lakeland High School Video Production Students for the great opportunity. 

Office Hours

Monday 10 am-1 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 3 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 3 pm
Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
Friday 10 am - 3 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm


125 South Main Street, Suite 700
Milford, Michigan 48381

Enter through the RED door. We are located adjacent to River's Edge Brewery.

Social Media
Follow on Facebook: The Village Fine Arts Association or The SHAC, and on Twitter (@TheVFAAsSHAC or on Instagram


Andrea Perry, S.H.A.C. Director of Development
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