Who We Are


The Village Fine Arts Association (VFAA) has been promoting the arts in the Village of Milford, Milford Township and the Huron Valley area since 1992.

Our Mission is to promote the arts by providing fellowship, education and opportunities to artists and art lovers in our community.

We participate with other community groups in art related events to increase our visibility and to showcase our community’s creativity.
Our intent is to reach out to artists of all ages and levels of experience who may benefit from encouragement, opportunities, education, and creative support. We invite members of the community to get involved as visitors, students, volunteers and committee chairs to enhance a positive environment for enriching experiences.

Our executive Board is voluntary and representative of the community that the VFAA serves being comprised of local artists and business professionals. The VFAA has attracted skilled art instructors who engage.students representing all generations and provide classes in all mediums..

Executive Director:  Susan Gollon is a supercharged Non-profit volunteer committed to the SHAC vision and architect of the center's launch in 2014.

Director of Development: Alicia Brown brings extensive experience in business and entrepreneurial energy to our organization.

Board Officers:
President: Linda Onderko - Self Employed Artist/Art Instructor– Commerce, MI
Vice President: Kathleen Fish - Artist/Art Instructor – Commerce, MI
Secretary: Andrea Perry – Kitchen Manager – Rivers Edge Brewery – Milford, MI
Treasurer: Janice Dumas - Self Employed Artist/Art Instructor – Milford, MI

Board Members:
Charles Thrift - Engineering Technology Manager, TI Automotive - Milford, MI
Gail Weddington - Director of Audiology, Michigan ENT, - Pontiac, MI
Leslie Watson – Owner: Main Street Art – Milford, MI
Colleen Kilpatrick – Owner: Red Maple Retreat – Milford, MI
Isaac Perry – English Teacher – Huron Valley Schools – Milford, MI
Stephanie Spackman – Adjunct Faculty – Oakland Community College – Walled Lake MI
Executive Director:  Susan Gollon Estimator/Sub/Supplier Management, Aristeo Construction – Milford, MI
Director of Development – The S.H.A.C.:  Alicia Brown VFAA Employee
Bookkeeper, Administrative Assistant:  Candace Brancik VFAA Employee, Artist

Honorary Board Members:
Harold Haskew Automotive Industry – Milford, MI
Gloria Shulte Retail – West Bloomfield, MI

Committee Chairs:
Membership – Andrea Perry
Volunteer Coordinator – Susan Gollon
Publicity – Alicia Brown/SusanGollon
Project Set Up – Janice Dumas
Visiting Artist Program Coordinator – JoAnn Guile
Webmaster – Jan Key
Newsletter – Candace Brancik
Artist of the Year  – Kathy Fish
Refreshments  – Kathy Fish
Email Coordinator – Alicia Brown
Appreciation/Thank Yous! – Candace Brancik/Susan Gollon 

Children Camps – Sarah Simms 
Peacock Art Club (PAC) - Lori Pas/S .Kay Young
Teen Art Club (TAC) – Susan Gollon/Michelle Spackman

Business Documentation:- VFAA is a non-profit business funded through special events, grants and donations

FEIN: 38-3037710 MI Charitable Trust: CT 17627 < expires 7-31- 2016/renewed6-10- 2015>

MI Sales Tax License B38-3037710 Expires 12-31- 16 Sales Tax Exempt 501 c 3

IRS Organization Code: 711510

painterExploring creative expression is for everyone. Whether you are interested in exploring different art mediums for yourself, taking a workshop to expand your knowledge, want to know more about the art world, or are a seasoned veteran willing to go further in your creative journey, you can join others and take your interest to the next level. OR maybe as a local business, you would like to partner with the VFAA and reflect your support of the arts in the Huron Valley area of Milford and the neighboring areas.

VFAA members include potters, weavers, oil painters, watercolorists, pastelists, acrylic painters, carvers, poets, musicians, photographers, sculptors, fabric artists...the list is endless and varied.

The Village Fine Arts Association began in 1992, with the knowledge that there was a great need for the numerous artists in the Greater Milford Area to have an outlet to explore, expand and share their love of art.

What began as an assortment of different artists getting together in coffee shops or in each other's homes has grown into a thriving and active group of over one hundred artists, with a mailing list of over 425 other art-minded people in the Huron Valley area. VFAA is characterized as stimulating and welcoming.