Veterans Dormitory that will house veterans who are transitioning from bouts of despair back to independent living. The building is big enough for four veterans and a house manager. It will serve as transitional housing and offer them benefits, programming and art therapy.
The Partnership was presented with the Revitalization Award by MotorCities National Heritage Area! On October 30, nominees and dignitaries gathered in the Capitol’s Rotunda for the 6th Annual Michigan Auto Heritage Day & MotorCities Awards of Excellence, which recognizes “community partners and their outstanding efforts related to promotion and preservation of Michigan’s rich automotive and labor heritage.
We are so proud to be able to share the progress at all three of buildings. Thank you so much for all the support!
This Ford Factory is all painted, new windows installed. Back to its glory days.
Cut Short is a permanent outdoor memorial garden, consists of twenty one 6’x 6′ white posts placed in lines like the white crosses of Arlington National Cemetery. However, posts are cut in various lengths representing those who served a full career and those whose lives were “cut short”. The memorial, designed by Top 20 ArtPrize Artist Pamela Alderman, is being installed on the grounds of the Village Arts Factory.
Please contact Jill Engel if you want updates or want to ask questions about studio space. This will be big ARTS destination. Coming Soon!
Walls of the studio spaces are being erected. A bridge needed repair and retaining wall – all done!
Outdoor is looking great and will be ready to move in!
The outside of the Ford Factory is being finished bringing it back to it’s old glory.
The walls of Arts Warehouse are being finished so the local and talented Artists can start working in the studios. A great addition to Canton Community!
These windows are the same as the Original Ford Factory had in the past. Please stay tuned as so much is happening at the Village Arts Factory.
The Art warehouse is taking great shape. If you know of any Artist group or any one looking for studio space, please tell them to contact us!
Ford Factory Window Installation Preparations Stage.
There is so much going on inside and outside the Art warehouse! Ceilings, framing. It’s starting to take beautiful shape, the final result will be all worth the wait! Thank you for all the support and patience from our community!
Jill Engel, Executive Director assisting and helping other non-profits of the vicinity. Golf Outing of Canton Community Foundation for Canton Police Benevolent Fund. Different non-profits aiming for the same goal of making our communities a better place to live.
The Talent in our community is mind blowing. The art work of PCCS students was on display on 5/18/19 at Plymouth High School.
Executive Director Jill Engel was one of the celebrity judges for the event. Please enjoy and appreciate the ART.
At the Ford Factory, we are bringing the old architecture back. The new windows will be same as the windows installed originally in 1944.
A lot happening at Art’s Warehouse! Progressing beautifully towards completion of the esteemed project. Stay Tuned for more news.
The work on the roof for Village Arts Factory has started. Please stay tuned for more updates on progress!
A Rocking Fundraiser ” Don’t stop believin’ was held on 2nd March.
Partnership for Arts raised $5,000. The event was sponsored by CFCU.
Grateful to Spoons Place, Park Place, Gastro Pub, UP Pasties and Cordon’s Chocolates for delicious food samples.
Over 300 people came out to celebrate the historic site in Plymouth, MI where over 120 years of family memories have been made. The evenings proceed went to support Village Arts Factory.
Remarkable progress at Art Warehouse. It’s coming Soon!
Village Arts Factory was proud to be the finalist at 2018 Motor Cities National Heritage Area Awards of Excellence – Preservation.
Preparing for Sod at the Veteran’s Dormitory. The new Pathway is ready!
Come take a walk.
Thanks to generous donation of Reliable Landscaping and 15 Ford Motor Employees who volunteered a day to landscape around Dormitory!
Outstanding event! Over 370 people in attendance and we raised over $11,000!!! Thank you to our presenting sponsor Community Financial Credit Union! Thank you to our food donors: Antonio’s Cucina Italiana, J.B.’s Smokehouse, Cold Stone Creamery-CHV and Kalmar Kakes! Thank you to our fantastic entertainment, Motor City Soul!
Preparation for sewer connection being installed and pathway to Dormitory
After Demolition, ground is cleared for next phase of Village Arts Factory Project.
Stay Tuned for more progress.
Part of the warehouse is demolished to construct parking lot for the esteemed Village Arts Factory Project.
Please stay connected for more updates.
Veteran’s Dormitory is coming along greatly and is all set to open this summer!
Thank you for all the support!
The talented students of Plymouth-Canton Community Schools showcased their Artistic skills at the ART SHOW on May 19th at Plymouth High School. Each and every work of Art was Unique as the students who made them!
New Hard Floors look great in Our Vet Dormitory!
Marion Rozum was awarded Business Person of the Year 2017 by Canton Chamber of Commerce.
Thank you Ford Motor Company Volunteers to help us Paint our Veteran’s Dorm!
Dry wall and Elevator Shaft done and big progress in the month of October
Working on Installation of Elevator!
Vet Dorm after the insulation. Getting ready to install Dry wall!
Mansard Roof Removal at Ford Factory
An Evening with “Kris Paronto”
Hero, Veteran, Author, Speaker & US Army Ranger.
BAPS Charities raises money at annual Walkathon!
Excellent progress made by Zero Day at VAF Dormitory!
More Talent from PCCS Kids!
Talent in our Plymouth- Canton Schools!
Ford Motor Company employees along with some local Canton Township residents spent a beautiful fall day helping the Partnership with fall clean-up tasks at the Village Arts Factory on October 14th. You could hear the sound of mowers, chain saws, weed whips and more buzzing all morning long! With over 35 people that participated, the before and after photos say it all! Thank you so very much for everyone that volunteered their time and efforts!
On September 16, 2016, eighteen people from Ford Motor Corps visited the Village Arts Factory to assist with a community beautification project. This was a Ford Accelerated Action Day dedicated to Community Life. Thank you Ford volunteers for helping paint in the new mural on our warehouse in Cherry Hill Village!
On Monday, August 15th, six students from the PCEP Art Club created a 100 foot grid on the north wall of our warehouse. Then they transferred their paper design to the building to produce a mural in black paint. Once finished they lettered the entire mural so that Ford Motor Volunteer Corps could paint in the mural with colored paint on September 16th. The Partnership would like to thank and congratulate these girls on a job WELL DONE!
Zero Day completes refurbished windows in the Village Arts Factory veterans dormitory.
The P-CCS annual art show was May 21st this year at Plymouth High School. This art show showcases over 2000 art pieces from K-12 students from every school in the district. This event was open to the public. Hope you will join us next year!
On April 20th, Zero-Day came out to spend the day at the Village Arts Factory property to remove the rest of the dormitory windows. They were taken back to their workshop in Battle Creek and will be refurbished by veterans.
On May 5, 2016, CFCU brought 36 members of their Leadership Team out to the Village Arts Factory to volunteer their time and talents. They completed projects in all 3 buildings and parking lot, along with landscaping. The Partnership is grateful for their support!
Another huge success!!!!! The Steve King & the Dittilies concert at The Village Theater raised over $12,000!!!
As we get ready for construction, veterans are refurbishing the windows in the dormitory at the Village Arts Factory.
What started with local volunteers in May 2015, was continued in December 2015 and will be completed in winter 2016.
Beautiful scenery year round!
A sunny November day at the Village Arts Factory ……..by Carlyn Engel
A view from a different direction of the Village Arts Factory property this fall season.
Thank you to our sponsors, reception participants and patrons that attended our event on October 10th. We raised $6,000 for the Partnership for the Arts & Humanities!
What started in May…….was completed in August!
Exterior building maintenance, landscaping and river clean-up……….all tasks accomplished! We are grateful for the community support!
12,000 square feet demolitioned and now we have 3 free-standing buildings on the Village Arts Factory property!
2nd Community Day…… 2 days of interior demolition work with 45 volunteers from 8 cities. Tremendous hard work & community heart!
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, P-CCS showcased over 2000 pieces of art from every school in the district.
Jill Engel, the Partnership’s Executive Director is all over town!
Visual artists, past grant recipients, multi-cultural events, D&M Art Studio, Village Potter’s Guild and more!
Over 100 volunteers from six different cities for our first volunteer day!
14 acres and buildings as they look today.
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P.O. Box 871722, Canton, MI 48187