FARMINGTON ART FOUNDATION
The Farmington Art Foundation, previously known as the Farmington Art Club, was founded in 1965 with membership growing to over 100 members including regular and associate members. The first Senior Painting Classes were started in 1975 through a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts. The Art Smart Program began in 1974 as “The Picture Lady Program” at Longacre School.
Farmington Art Foundation Goals
The Foundation’s goal is to stimulate and enrich an interest in the creative arts through lectures, workshops, demonstrations, slide presentations, critiques, exhibits, and outdoor painting in the summer as the Plein Air Society. Advancement is encouraged at all levels of ability through fellowship with other artists, many of whom are professionals in the art field.
Art Smart Program
The Art Smart Program currently serves 14 schools in the program with over 500 art prints available for use. Volunteers from the Farmington Art Foundation distribute these prints to the schools and give assistance to parents who go into the classrooms and conduct interactive sessions with the students, teaching them about art and artists.
Senior Citizens Painting Class and Art Exhibits
The FAF also serves the community through sponsorship of weekly painting classes for senior citizens at the William Costick Activities Center on Wednesdays 1:00~3:00 Sept. through May.
The FAF has a spring exhibit each year at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The FAF is part of the Farmington Founders Festival in July each summer. The FAF has downtown Farmington Library exhibits for members throughout the year. The Foundation also maintains a Corridor Gallery at the William Costick Activity Center which showcases members’ art in four exhibits each year.