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Partnership Newsletter

October 5, 2022

Special thanks to Village Arts Factory tenant and Jump-a-Rama founder, Angela Jackson, for sharing her time and talent to decorate our building façade for autumn.
The beautiful and spooky outdoor displays truly enhance the festivity of the season!
Join us at the Cherry Hill Village Fountain Square for this pop-up art, food, and music event! Enjoy hands-on chalk art with Nick Bair, live music by Michael Wright, and free food sponsored by the Village Grocery & Pharmacy. This will be a fun event for the whole family!
Calling all painters! The Village Arts Factory is thrilled to welcome internationally acclaimed artist Robert Maniscalco for a two-day portrait painting workshop this week. Attendees will receive one-on-one attention from Robert in a group setting while utilizing a live model. Lunch is included. Sign up today!

Arts Warehouse Spotlight

Meet Leslie Neal and True 2 You

Leslie serves as Founder of True 2 You LLC. A candle studio and fragrance blend bar nestled in between great local art is what makes True 2 You so special. Neal has experience in candle making for more than 20 years, starting as a hobby to focus on her own self-care. Beginning her career in K-12 education, and later obtaining her Masters Degree in Education, she has served in higher ed for 15+ years. Teaching and collaborating with others runs deep in her veins.

In 2021, Neal decided to bridge her love of creating, entrepreneurship, and teaching into developing a business. “What other way could I follow my passion and know I was being true to myself?”, she shares. That thought is what ultimately inspired True 2 You LLC. The candle studio features candle-making parties, wholesale candle partnerships and mobile/virtual candle blending. The location is ideal for girls nights out, date nights, mommy/daughter days, team bonding events, conferences and more. Candles can be manufactured for events, retail custom branding, weddings, gifts, and beyond. True 2 You LLC also has their own line of affirmation candles sold online. Stay tuned for their new product launch in November, just in time for the holidays.
Follow IG: @true2youshop
FB: mytrue2youshop

FALL in Love with the Arts All Over Again as New Art Events Pop Up in the Village

Carve out a few moments for yourself during this busy-but-beautiful season by joining the Village Arts Factory for a special pop-up art, food, and music series on Fridays throughout the month of October. We’ll be featuring beautiful art and live music in different beautiful corners of the Village District, while Michigan starts showing off some incredible colors of its own! Enjoy the company of family, friends, and neighbors while musicians and artists entertain during these free outdoor concerts, which are open to the public. Free food and drink will be provided at each event. Follow the Village Arts Factory on Facebook to see where and when we’ll pop up next! 

Christmas in the Village
Vendor Registration Now Open!

Are you interested in becoming an arts, craft, or food vendor for this traditional outdoor holiday event? Online applications are now available for Christmas in the Village 2022 right here at the Village Arts Factory. This festive celebration (featuring visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus) finds the Arts Factory transformed into a winter wonderland with an Artisan Market available for you to display and sell your wares. Limited indoor and outdoor spaces are available. The event runs from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, December 3rd. To register or learn more, visit us here.

Our Countdown to Giving Tuesday
Begins November 1st!

End-of-year giving is right around the corner, and Giving Tuesday, which will take place on November 29th this year, will bring back this global day of radical generosity. 

Reimagining a world built upon shared humanity and community collaboration, the movement seeks to inspire individuals to donate time, knowledge, funds, and resources to make the world around them a better, kinder place. In the spirit of this movement, we believe that the arts can make a difference too…It can connect people…Promote greater understanding…Foster feelings of belonging…Create opportunities for peaceful expression…and so much more! 

We have big plans for the Village Arts Factory in 2023! All next month our social media pages will share glimpses of our vision, stories of our successes, and opportunities for you to help us do even more good for our community. We hope you’ll open your eyes, your hearts, and your pocketbooks, supporting our efforts to build accessible spaces and programs that educate, entertain, inspire, and unite the beautifully diverse residents that call Canton home. 

Feeling generous today? Consider making a donation here.

Arts Warehouse Transformed into Safari Adventure!

A critical component of our mission is to make art accessible and approachable to children of all ages and abilities. During our first "Fall Into Art" pop-up on September 30, kids were invited to participate in a safari scavenger hunt, searching the art gallery for the different animals (and humans!) displayed in Nick Bair's "Animals and Art" exhibit. Completed scavenger hunt forms were rewarded with a bag of delicious animal crackers. Notice the extra large jar of animal crackers in the picture below. Can you guess how many crackers are inside? Many of the kids came close! See below for the answer. Look for more kid-friendly activities at the "Fall Into Art" events taking place throughout the month of October. Extra scavenger hunt forms and crayons are available for visitors at the main entrance of the Arts Warehouse. Come and enjoy the exhibit!

Currently on Display in the Art Gallery:
Nick Bair: Animals and Art


The Partnership for the Arts & Humanities is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization that encourages the development, appreciation, and promotion of arts and culture in our community.

The Partnership for the Arts & Humanities is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, tenants, patrons, and guests feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other potential bias.

We are committed to being nondiscriminatory and providing equal opportunities for employment, volunteering, and advancement in all areas of our work.

We respect the value that diverse life experiences bring to our board, leadership, and staff, and we strive to listen to their views and give them value.

We are committed to modeling diversity, inclusion, and equity, and maintaining fair and equal treatment in all of the work we do.

*Animal crackers in jar: 944!



"Fall Into Art" Pop-Up Chalk Art w/Nick Bair
@Cherry Hill Village Fountain Square
October 7, 6-7pm

Two-Day Portrait Painting Workshop
@Village Arts Factory
October 7 and 8

"Fall Into Art" Pop-Up Event w/True 2 You
@Cherry Hill Village Historic Schoolhouse
October 14, 6-7pm

"Fall Into Art" Pop-Up Event w/Cherry Hill Potters Guild
@Village Arts Factory
October 21, 6-8pm

Kids' Halloween Stroll
@Village Arts Factory
October 29, 5-9pm
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