Monroe Art League     
Monroe, Michigan     

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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 and additional businesses.   The exhibits run for a period of three months.

Much of the work exhibited is available for sale.

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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.


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Upcoming Juried Show Opportunities




Monroe City/County
Fine Arts Council Show
May 6-20, 2017

Art Submission:
Ellis Library
Thurs May 4: 4pm to 8pm
Fri May 5: 9am to 3pm

Sat. May 6, Ellis Library
Artist Reception begins: 2:30 pm
Awards Ceremony:  3:00 pm
Artists and Guests Invited !

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Monroe County Historical Society
"Somewhere in Time"
September  16, 2017

Monroe Art League
Members Only Show

 Oct. 7, 2017


Bedford Art For Our Future
November 5, 2017
Art Submission:  Nov 2
from 9am until 8:30 pm

Artist Reception Nov 5 at 3 pm


(Details and links to brochures
will be posted as available)