A public auction will be held at Two Twelve Arts Center on Wednesday, September 21st. Preview at 8:30am, bidding begins at 10am. For more information, visit BraunandHelmer.com

After ten years of service to Saline and the surrounding area, Two Twelve Arts Center has closed their doors. 

A decade ago, the board of the Cowan Slavin Foundation, a 501 C 3 foundation, agreed to fund the operation of the Two Twelve Arts Center in Saline. The idea, conceived by Margie Bovee who has directed the startup, has expanded into larger quarters at 216 W. Michigan Ave, and has involved thousands of art enthusiasts from Saline and surrounding areas.  

Its mission has been to unite the artists of Saline by offering classes and networking opportunities while building a strong community centered around the arts.  The Arts Center has become the “go to” place for artists in Saline.  Offering classes in many art forms including pottery; it now features over 30 instructors, 50 class offerings and hundreds of students and adults per quarter. 

Operating outside the confines of the building, the Center has offered art camps for children and adults and has been involved in arts activities at Saline’s community events such as the Saline Music Series, Summerfest, Saline Rec on the Go, the Celtic Festival, Harvest of the Arts, Saline District Library’s Summer Reading Program, Brushes and Brew, Art Meets Business, art installations around Saline, an artist in residence, a bi-monthly featured artist and Art on the Runway. From Around Here Productions was an outgrowth of a 212 writing group.  It is the dramatic arm of Two Twelve.  Under the direction of Brian Cox, the theater company has produced 8 plays in three years. The company involves local playwrights, actors and stage technicians.

A yearly holiday sale has helped to support over 30 local artists and has become a popular event each holiday season.  The Cake Eaters group, which now includes over 35 artists, meets each Friday morning for networking and for volunteering for events such as the upcoming citywide yarn bomb.

The Saline Arts community will live on, and we hope our followers reach out and experience new classes and art adventures through our fellow creative enthusiasts. Please check out the following Saline arts businesses:

ELuminous Studios • (734)944-0286

Brushes & Brew • contact Meghan Stall (meghan.e.canavan@gmail.com) or Jean Canavan (jeancanavan2@gmail.com)

ArtsSaline • classes to be taught in remodeled space at Saline's Evangelical Home...stay tuned for more information

Saline Community Education • (734)401-4020 

The News Antiques and Arts • to feature antiques, classes, and artist booths...stay tuned for more information

A public auction will be held at Two Twelve Arts Center on Wednesday, September 21st. Preview at 8:30am, bidding begins at 10am. For more information, visit BraunandHelmer.com

 

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