The Monroe Art League was founded in September of 1959 by a group of local artists interested in encouraging artistic talent and appreciation of fine art in the community.
As membership grew, the organization hosted exhibitions in various venues, both indoors and out.
Some art related activities open to the public were adult classes, children's classes, and children's exhibitions, with scholarships awarded to high school students.
Many member exhibitions are currently presented in conjunction with various community events, and each Fall we sponsor a Members Only Juried Show, held at the Ellis Library and Reference Center. The public is invited to view the work submitted for the show.
Art in the Community: Currently, members exhibit their art work in local businesses and public buildings, rotating both artwork and venues. Many such exhibits are ongoing and are called "Spot Shows". The Community Foundation, Monroe Mental Health facility, and the United Way office host exhibits, as well as several Monroe Bank and Trust offices and selected Monroe County branch libraries. The exhibits run for a period of three months.
Much of the work exhibited is available for sale.
Our goals are to communicate with and inform our members and the public about art, publicize the presence of art and the Monroe Art League in the community, and to be a showcase for our members and their work.
The Monroe Art League meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., March through December at the United Way building, 216 N. Monroe St, Monroe, MI.
The Monroe area is fortunate to have many talented artists in the community and we invite all artists in Monroe and surrounding area to join us.
Visitors and new members are always welcome.
Thank you for Visiting us!
Upcoming Juried Show Opportunities
Monroe County Historical Society
Monroe Art League
Bedford Art For Our Future
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