Offering art classes, stunning art displays and more, the beautiful new Art Learning Center & Gallery is holding its grand opening in downtown Pinckney on Saturday. The gallery is located at 125 Pearl St. (D-19), a half-block north of M-36.
The gallery is owned and operated by Pinckney artist Cindy Mitchell, who is well-known for her series of “angel” paintings that have been displayed at area churches. She is also the longtime art teacher at Light of the World Academy in Pinckney. Her partner in the business is Victor Bertl.
True to its name, the Art Learning Center & Gallery will be both a gallery and a place for children and adults to take art lessons.
The business will hold its grand opening on Saturday. Families are invited to attend from 2-4 p.m. There will be art activities for the children outside, and 10 people at a time will be able to visit inside. The ribbon-cutting will take place at 2 p.m.
At the grand opening, students will have a chance to sign up for art classes.
From 5:30-8 p.m., adults are invited to a dressy reception to enjoy beverages, refreshments and live music by local singer-songwriter Jarrett Cogswell. Ore Creek Craft Cider in Pinckney will be providing free samples of their hard cider.
There will be art pieces on display by a variety of area artists, including Audrey DeMarco-Terry, who taught art for 50 years; the Rev. Theresa Jobe, who helps share her spirituality through art; watercolor artist Diane Wyning; high school artists Morgan Doersch and Madison Buszka; and student artist Jackson Schneider.
Mitchell said she’s excited to be bringing this new venture to Pinckney.
“Your art is an expression of who you are,” she said.