VFAA members at the SHAC

A June of Hope at the VFAA

Hope begins in the dark. The stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.

– Anne Lamott, Novelist

The SHAC closed on March 22, 2020 after the State of Michigan closed most public places due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s now May 13 and we wonder when the SHAC will open again! This is all in the hands of the Governor. Stay safe. Be well.

Once we’re open, join us for free, socially-distant, heavily sanitized art

We hope you will be able to see our 28th Annual Poetry Art Night (PAN) show that was installed Wednesday, March 18. Other than a handful of VFAA volunteers and staff (and one other person who met me to buy some pieces from the show), no one has seen this show in person! Once we are able to open, we will take personal appointments so people get exclusive (aka only you and staff) viewings for 45 minute blocks. Wear your masks. The art won’t be sanitized, but you will!

You can safely walk up with your family and face masks to join us in the SHAC front parking lot for some free, socially distant, heavily sanitized “COVID-19 Expressionism.” Wear your masks. Draw, paint, crayon your feelings about life today. Then drop your supplies in the CDC-recommended soapy bath water to kill any germs. We’ll add your art to our Milford Mural inside. Come in a group at a time and see what your neighbors created. Use the self-expression therapeutically.