Upcoming Events



ARTS & ACTS FESTIVAL 2019: A Celebration of the Arts in Downtown Northville

Friday: June 21 | 3pm – 8pm
Saturday: June 22 |  10am – 8pm
Sunday: June 23 | 10am – 4pm
Location: Downtown Northville (Main & Center Streets)
Cost: Free Admission

The Arts and Acts Festival  is one of the largest and most diverse summer juried art festivals in Metro Detroit. The June event attracts over 20,000 visitors to historic Downtown Northville. With many restaurants, shops, and landmarks along the festival path, visitors will also find an abundance of neighborhood venues to check out in between viewing the vast display of arts, crafts, theatre performances, literature contests, musical acts, food vendors and more! Learn More

FIRST FRIDAY – August 2, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Please join us for the opening reception of MARKED: The Body, Art, And Soul of the Tattoo Artist featuring body art and fine art by more than 20 artists from six Metro Detroit tattoo and art studios each with their own individual style and body of work influenced by the tattoo culture. Work will include body art, drawings, illustrations; paintings, digital artwork, photography, pyrography, sculpture, and mixed media.

Be a pART of it! by sharing a photograph of your tattoo at https://www.instagram.com/northvillearthouse/, then visit the Art House during the MARKED exhibition to see your photo become a part of the show!

FIRST FRIDAY – September 6, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Please join us for the opening reception of  WEST OF CENTER: Art that Pushes Boundaries,  an all-media exhibition that runs September 6 – 28 showcasing contemporary artworks and artists that push the boundaries of art imagery, practices, and theory. Artists are encouraged to explore and employ new techniques, technologies, and media to create compelling artworks that defy expectation, may provoke strong responses, or challenge social norms. Juror: Tony Roko – www.artofroko.com

Complete the online entry form here>> by Sunday, June 30, 11:59 pm EST

Download the West of Center Prospectus>> for exhibition details.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

September 14, 9:30 am – 12 pm: PAINT & PAWS: Unleash Your Pet’s Creativity for a Cause, part of Northville’s Heritage Festival, Sept. 13-15

Create delightful works of art from your dog’s paw print. Pet owners bring your dog to the Northville Art House to make a paw print, an artist will then transform the print into a completed work of art for a $20 donation. Choose between pre-selected designs. Mats will be provided. Pet vendors, treats and more activities are being planned.

FIRST FRIDAY – October 4, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Please join us for the opening reception of DOUBLE TAKE: Art of the Costumed Figure. This exhibition, which runs from October 4 – 26, will feature portraits and figurative work developed in the studio from a live model. The work includes paintings in oil and pastel, as well as drawings in charcoal by 12 female Metro Detroit Artists. chedule artists include: Susan Perrish, Mary Step, Sara Hadley, Kathleen McNamee, Kathleen Connell, Kathleen Boettcher, Candace Brancik, Jayne Brophy, Janet Kondziela, Nina Ashraf Asmi, Lynn Newman and Rose Rhodes.

FIRST FRIDAY – November 1, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Please join us for the opening reception of SMALL WORKS: Juried All Media Exhibition, a biennial exhibition, which rungs November 1 – 30, featuring over 150 works by artists from Michigan and around the country. The exhibition includes photography, paintings, ceramics, fibers, jewelry, and more. All works measure 12 inches or less in all dimensions  The majority of works are priced under $300 making them perfect holiday gifts.

Complete the online entry form here>> by Sunday, September 15 11:59 pm EST

Download the Small Works Prospectus>> for exhibition details.

Saturday – November 9: Native American Heritage Day, Time: TBD

The Northville Art House will present this one-day festival during Native American Heritage Month to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. The event will also reflect on the challenges American Indians face today to keep their culture alive and make significant contributions to society. Planned events (ongoing) geared toward middle school-aged to adult audiences include:

  • A Video Presentation and Art Lecture, Artists & Native Americans of Early Michigan by Suzanne Bilek
  • A Screening of Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experiencewith a Q&A with the filmmaker.

Friday, December 6, 12am – 8:30 pm & Saturday, December 7, 10 am – 4 pm: Holiday Market

The Holiday Market will be a vibrant and diverse indoor artists market located in downtown Northville for the holiday season. We are looking to offer unique, handmade artwork and items by 15 Michigan artists over two days, December 6 and 7. Work is juried to ensure quality, variety and originality.

Find more information and the online entry form here>>Deadline: Sunday, October 6, 11:59 PM EST.

Meet-the-Artists Reception: Friday, December 6, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm