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Partnership Newsletter

November 20, 2022

Special thanks to all the Village Arts Factory tenants and guests who participated in the 2022 Kids' Halloween Stroll!  Over 400 children and their families enjoyed an evening of trick-or-treating, spooky decorations, and Halloween activities.
Shown here: Jen Christensen and the haunted Cherry Hill Potters Guild.
Our third "Fall Into Art" pop-up event at the Cherry Hill Schoolhouse was a huge success! Over 100 people joined us for a fun hour of candle making, pumpkin decorating, cider, donuts, and pizza. Live music was provided by Nick Fugedi
Our final "Fall Into Art" pop-up featured hands-on pottery and ceramics with the Cherry Hill Potters Guild. This two-hour event included delicious finger foods, hot cider, and fall desserts, as well as a live jazz band. A great night for everyone who came!

Honor Those Who Served

Located next to the Veterans’ Dormitory on the grounds of the Village Arts Factory, the Cut Short art installation, twenty-one 6’ x 6’ white posts in various lengths placed in lines like the white crosses of Arlington National Cemetery, seeks to honor those who have served in a military career and those whose lives have been “cut short.” This memorial was designed by Top20 ArtPrize Artist, Pamela Alderman. Now you can honor and remember your family and friends who bravely served our country by purchasing a 3.5” x 5” engraved plaque for $100 that will be placed on one of the white posts permanently displayed in our outdoor garden. Plaques can be purchased for those who are still living or who have passed. Consider purchasing a memorial plaque as a special, unique, and meaningful holiday gift for a special person in your life.

Christmas in the Village
Vendor Registration Still Open!

Are you interested in becoming an arts, craft, or food vendor for this traditional outdoor holiday event? Online applications are still 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 outdoor spaces are available. The event runs from 3pm to 8pm on Saturday, December 3rd. To register or learn more, visit us here.

Our Countdown to Giving Tuesday
Begins November 22nd!

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 week 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. The first 15 donors who donate $100 or more will receive a handcrafted snowflake ornament made exclusively for us by the Cherry Hill Potters Guild.

Partnership Awarded Two 'Eagles for Children' Grants

The idea of using one great moment on the golf course, “an eagle,” to benefit thousands — or potentially millions of children in need, inspired program co-founders Hal Zaima and Don Kegley, friends and life-long golf enthusiasts, to test the Eagles for Children® program at Oakland Hills Country Club in 2012. Three other area clubs agreed to join, and by the end of the season, the clubs had raised nearly $40,000, which was awarded to 14 different children’s charities in the Detroit Metropolitan area.

Now, after celebrating their 11th year, Eagles for Children® has given grants to local children’s charities totaling over $4 million. At this year's Eagles for Children® award ceremony, the Partnership for the Arts & Humanities was recognized for their commitment to adaptive arts programming for children. The Partnership received grant monies from Meadowbrook Country Club and Oakland Hills Country Club. Partnership staff members Jessica Gallina (left) and Kevin Ryan (right) attended the award ceremony in Plymouth on Thursday, November 17 at the PARC.

Currently on Display in the Art Gallery:
Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff: Transcending the Still-Life


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.



Giving Tuesday
November 29, 2022

Christmas in the Village
@Village Arts Factory
December 3, 2022
3pm to 8pm
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