(Above: "At the Derby" by Mary Farrance)
Our Mission Statement: The Southwest Michigan Artists' Association exists to promote Artists, by helping them to develop their talent, providing a supportive environment in networking, and showcasing their art work. We provide classes in teaching art to children, and adults.
- Pursue a diverse group of artists that will reflect the same diversity that exists within the communities of Southwest Michigan.
- Promote artistic excellence by providing a forum for communication, skill sharing and mentoring within the community of artists.
- Provide and maintain a permanent gallery for displaying artists’ work, with the goal of becoming a destination for people who have an interest in art.
- Provide art classes with a focus on artistic development of children and adults with cost effective workshop sessions, when necessary, scholarships.
- Initiate artistic activities, programs and events that bring community members together.
- Support school art programs by promoting student artists in SMAA events.
- Foster artistic interests within the community and become a destination.