Cause & Affect Gallery began as a need to find space to accommodate a friend who is differently abled in order to take a class in silversmithing. After searching for a while, the current location was found. The gallery is accessible to all and our classroom space is adaptable for people of differing needs. Inclusion of all is very important to us.
The gallery name speaks to what we do. We take various causes and there will be an affect in the greater community. This is done by donating a portion of all of our sales to non-profits. The donations are done on a quarterly basis and we have a list of non-profits that we choose from.
There are over 70 Michigan artists whose work is represented at the gallery. The different mediums include painting (acrylic, oil & watercolor), glass, pierced metal, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, wood turning, laser woodwork, quilting, photography, mixed media, collage, pen & ink and fiber.
We offer a number of workshops in the studio space at the gallery. The instructors are artists themselves and they cover a wide variety of mediums. The studio space is 450 square feet and accommodates up to 20 people depending on what medium is being taught. There are workshops for all ages.
Art comes in many forms. We reach out to the schools, theater, and other organizations to come and be a part of our space. Many different events happen in the gallery as this is a place of community.
While all the art is for sale at the gallery, there is a retail area as well. We are proud to partner with Buy the Change which helps women artisans in third world countries. They purchase their goods fair trade. We also have Buy the Change Foundation “One World” bracelets which help provide microloans to fund education, sanitation, business building and healthcare for women and children around the globe.
We hope Cause & Affect Gallery inspires you and that you enjoy being immersed in our art.
To promote creativity, learning and growth through a changing program of visually stimulating and thoughtful work and exhibitions, and to inspire passion and appreciation for arts and culture while engaging the public on social issues through the visual arts.
Cause & Affect Gallery envisions a vibrant, connected community engaged in discovering, exploring, and creating art. This includes an accessible space for exhibitions, education, community events, and art projects which serve as an example of inclusivity in art making, kinship, and cultural expression. At the heart of this lies a belief that art is the common denominator. Through the spirit and energy of community, and our participation in it, art empowers and transforms through the value of ‘artful living’ therefore being fundamental to society.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”