The Village Fine Arts Association is a regional, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fine arts in the Huron Valley area and linked to broader Michigan arts councils and venues. Many local art careers, artist activities and events have been inspired by the seeds of encouragement that have come from this locally rooted community oriented organization.
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PAN Art Award Winners:
Marnie Fender, VFAA Suzanne Haskew Award of Excellence
Linda Onderko, VFAA Award of Excellence
Mary Bajcz, VFAA Award of Merit
Milford Public Library Poetry Award 1: Lori Pas, I am the Silence
Milford Public Library Poetry Award 2: Dave Segraves, The Boatyard
People's Choice Poem: Susan Noguera, "A Robin's Song"
People's Choice Art: Kathy Fish, pastel, "Mu Carlos"
I AM THE SILENCE, by Lori Pas
Beneath the cloud of unknowing
Beyond the fog of despair
Prior to scenes kaleidoscopic
Revealed from future and past
I am the Silent Unspoken;
The true dream that will last
Look not on outer dimensions
No matter the wonders you'll find
Focus past your joy and your tension
Seek nothing to hold or to hide
Peer through the blinding veil binding
Regard Me beyond the realm of the known
Envision Me clearly before you
Seek Me not on a cross or a throne
I Am here
I Am here, in a whim, to transform
Shapeshifting with constant reforming
A realm you will always call "Home"
Mission: Provide individual artists with opportunities for fellowship, inspiration and education by organizing, promoting and presenting monthly meetings with guest artists, workshops and juried exhibitions. We coordinate and participate with other community groups in art-related events to increase our visibility and further showcase our community's creativity derived from the freedom of artistic expression.
Volunteer-supported and funded by a combination of membership fees, business sponsors and grants. Your impact will make an impact in the richness and benefits of our local art community. Go to Membership/Sponsorship/Donations
Meetings, Shows and Events
Open to interested visitors, members meet on 4th Wednesdays of the month in a space provided courtesy of Milford Presbyterian Church on Main Street, from 7:30 to about 9:00 pm.
Exploring creative expression is for everyone. Whether you are interested in exploring different art mediums for yourself, taking a workshop to expand your knowledge, want to know more about the art world, or are a seasoned veteran willing to go further in your creative journey, you can join others and take your interest to the next level. OR maybe as a local business, you would like to partner with the VFAA and reflect your support of the arts in the Huron Valley area of Milford and the neighboring areas.
VFAA members include potters, weavers, oil painters, watercolorists, pastelists, acrylic painters, carvers, poets, musicians, photographers, sculptors, fabric artists the list is endless and varied.
The Village Fine Arts Association began in 1992, with the knowledge that there was a great need for the numerous artists in the Greater Milford Area to have an outlet to explore, expand and share their love of art.
Milford Clock, left, painting, courtesy of Richard McKee. VFAA logo design courtesy of Georgie Jagner.