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In-Store Events at Found Gallery

Calendar of upcoming events, workshops and gallery shows at FOUND in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

ANNUAL RUG Sale: Cozy up your home with 25% off in-stock and special order rugs. Also, 20% off pillows and small furniture, through March 15th.

March 15-17. St. Patrick's Day weekend. Take 17% off anything in store that has even a wee bit o' green in it!

April 5th. 7-10pm. Welcome spring with delight as WonderFool Productions brings the luminous community FoolMoon Festival to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market in the Kerrytown District.

 

 

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Curious about what other types of events we host? Below is a listing of past events (some of which will be repeated annually)

 

 

Friday, November 2nd, 5-8pm. OPENING PARTY. 

For seven weeks each year, our shop in the historic Kerrytown District of Ann Arbor is transformed into a holiday wonderland of seasonal decor and inspired gifts! Get your first peek of Found's 2018 Holiday Collection the evening of Friday, November 2nd, when we host an Opening Party from 5-8pm. Gift with purchase. Merry Multiples! Drawing for $100 Found gift card. Milk and cookies. 

 

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 11-5pm. KERRYTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. 

 

Saturday, Sept. 29, 5:00-8pm. Lucky 13 Party at Found! 

Join Found in celebrating 13 years of fun finds on Saturday, Sept. 29th with all day discounts, balloons and treats. In the evening, we'll kick up the fun a notch, with a Party from 5-8, featuring DJ Aaron Batzdorfer spinning records + the GO! ICE CREAM sundae cart + CAKE + Prizes + Lucky 13 surprizes! 

 

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Rug Hooking with Sarah Belcher of 

Old Glory Woolen Company.

Thursday, October 4th. 6:30-9:00pm at Found. 

We're excited to announce our first workshop of the season: a class on the art of rug hooking! If you love to do things with your hands and are ready to learn something new - or refresh some forgotten skills - this is a wonderful opportunity. Sarah Belcher of Old Glory Woolen Company will guide you through the basic techniques of this relaxing, timeless craft. Using beautiful strips of hand dyed wool, you will learn how to use a hook to create a whimsical Jack-O-Lantern piece.

$95 class and kit fee, includes Sarah's instruction, materials inclding hand dyed wool strips, and use of tools needed to make a 6x6" Jack-o-lantern, autumn pumpkin or house with moon. You'll leave with a fun piece to add to your Fall decor, and rug hooking techniques you can apply to future creative projects!

When you sign up, please indicate which design you'd like to make so Sarah can prepare your kit. Register online, at the shop or call 734-302-3060.

 

Green Daffodil Trunk Show at Found

Friday, Oct. 5th 4-7pm + Oct. 6th 10am-4pm 

Hand poured candles from our friends at @Green Daffodil have been Found favorites for years!  But did you know about the amazing products in their all vegan bath and body line?

For this trunk show, Siouxan will fill our back counter with some of the best smelling, clean-burning, healthy soy candles in Michigan, plus an amazing selection of roll-on essential oils, lotions and soaps - affordable, everyday luxuries! Perfect for yourself or gift giving!

At this pop-up, you can meet the maker, enter to win a gift set and enjoy refreshments as you sample Green Daffodil's full line of goodies.

 

Vintage Paper Play: Collage Cards

Thursday, Oct 11th. 6:30-9pm at Found

Like to cut and paste? During this relaxed evening of vintage paper play, Found's own Michael Smothers will bring out a voluminous stash of vintage papers and share the method of making art cards he learned from Laurie Longo, the artist behind Stories & Divinations. 
 
The $32 fee includes: 3 sets of lovely Italian stationary on which you'll create your cards, use of tools and supplies, lots of antique and vintage ephemera, plus the company of others who like to cut and paste! And refreshments.
 
You're welcome to bring some of your own maps or images, of course, but it isn't necessary. There will be plenty to choose from. This is intended as a creative evening for all skill levels, from collage newbies, to artists who crave a night out to play with paper.
 
$32 per person. Three ways to sign up: online, stop by the shop or call Found 734-302-3060.  We're offering two paper play dates in October. Sign up for either or BOTH. Oct. 11 an Oct. 18. 
 

Vintage Paper Play: Collage Cards

Thursday, Oct 18th. 6:30-9pm at Found

Another opportunity to cut and paste! During this relaxed evening of vintage paper play, Found's own Michael Smothers will bring out a voluminous stash of vintage papers and share the method of making art cards he learned from Laurie Longo, the artist behind Stories & Divinations. 
 
The $32 fee includes: 3 sets of lovely Italian stationary on which you'll create your cards, use of tools and supplies, lots of antique and vintage ephemera, plus the company of others who like to cut and paste! And refreshments.
 
You're welcome to bring some of your own maps or images, of course, but it isn't necessary. There will be plenty to choose from. This is intended as a creative evening for all skill levels, from collage newbies, to artists who crave a night out to play with paper.
 
$32 per person. Three ways to sign up: online, stop by the shop or call Found 734-302-3060.  We're offering two paper play dates in October. Sign up for either or BOTH. Oct. 11 an Oct. 18. 

 

 

Lemonade Days. July 19-22

Enjoy the fairs, but also stop by Found for FREE Lemonade, sizzling sales and extra special instagram specials during Ann Arbor Art Fairs. Cool off in air conditioned comfort - and check out our friendly shopping area! Lots of our neighbors will also have Art Fair promotions.

Sunday, May 27, 2018 11-4, GARDEN PARTY!

Found joins in the fun of Farmers Market Flower Day, with a Garden Party in the shop, featuring free lemonade and treats, plus specials on garden, porch and cottage accents. Pick-a-flower game to win prizes!

 

Paper Succulent Workshop with Birch Affair
Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:30-9pm at Found

Join Meaghan of Birch Affair to create a trio of paper succulents that won't be sad if you don't have a green thumb. These paper succulents will stay bright and cheery for years to come. 

Meaghan will provide step-by-step instructions to make large and small succulents, including twisting and blushing techniques to give life-like character. All supplies are provided with additional dried elements to compliment your paper succulents. You will leave with a completed arrangement as well as templates and instructions for future pager crafting.

$52 workshop fee includes: all supplies to craft your succulents and a cute container, use of tools and supplies, the company of others who like to craft and create, and refreshments! 

This event will take place at Found, 415 N. Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Space is limited, so register online, or call the shop 734-302-3060 during regular business hours.

Quatrain Project with Photographer Don Werthmann.  

Artist in the House: Friday, June 1st, 4:00-7:00pm

Saturday, June 2nd, 9:00am-12Noon


In the literary world, the quatrain is a style of poetry limited to four-line stanzas of any kind; rhymed, metered, or otherwise. Here, this style of poetry takes the form of photographic constructions. Removed from its original context, an image is made part of a visually flowing sequence to create a new whole — a mélange of subject matter, formal properties, intention, and potential meaning. Don Werthmann's twenty-four year career in photography met forces that sparked this project’s inception in October 2010, and over the last eight years it has evolved from an exclusive blog presence, Thinking Outloud, to the website, Quatrain ƒotographic. The Quatrain Project is being featured in very unique print and interactive formats at Found Gallery Artist In-Store Events.

 

 

 

Vintage Paper Play: Collage Cards

Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30-9pm at Found

During this relaxed evening of vintage paper play, Found's own Michael Smothers will bring out a voluminous stash of vintage papers and share the method of making art cards he learned from Laurie Longo, the artist behind Stories & Divinations. This early May date is perfect for making special cards for Mother's Day.
 
The $32 fee includes: lovely Italian stationary on which you'll create your cards, use of tools and supplies, lots of antique and vintage ephemera, plus the company of others who like to cut and paste! And refreshments.
 
You're welcome to bring some of your own maps or images, of course, but it isn't necessary. There will be plenty to choose from. This is intended as a creative evening for all skill levels, from collage newbies, to artists who crave a night out to play with paper.
 
This event will take place at Found on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:30-9:00 pm. If you would like to be part of the fun, register at the shop or call 734-302-3060 to sign up. $32 per person.
 



April 9th is Kerrytown PreGlow for FoolMoon!
Friday, April 6th. 5-7:30pm. Get your Foolish Fashion ON at Found! 

Stop by Found before the Luminary Procession to the FoolMoon festivities downtown to make a fast fashion recycled plastic skirt or hat. Kerrytown District PreGlow activities begin at 5pm on April 6th. FoolMoon Luminary parade leaves from Farmers Market for Washington + Ashley at dusk (about 7:45). 

For details on FoolMoon, see www.festifools.org. 
Additional Kerrytown District events at www.facebook.com/kerrytowna2

 

 

 Thursday, April 12, 2018. 6:30-9:00pm
Talisman Workshop with artist Katie Bramlage $75

 We're pleased to announce an evening of meditative play with Katie in the form of a Talisman Assembly Workshop on Thursday, April 12th from 6:30-9pm at Found.

In Katie's words: Talismans are objects said to have magic powers and to bring good luck. I like to think of them as "guardians of the good vibes" and protectors of the home. Hang them up where you love to hang out. Soft glazed clay pieces, string, and knots are the simple materials and methods we'll use to create your own one of kind Mami Talisman! All materials will be provided and all skill levels are welcome for this meditative and challenging, yet rewarding workshop. 

Katie will guide you through the process of design and knot tying techniques to create your unique talisman. The $75 fee includes a lucious collection of ceramic bits and bobs to use in your creation. Refreshments will be served.

Register in person or call the shop 734-302-3060

Please note that for workshops, we are not able to offer refunds. If you register, but are unable to attend, we are be happy to hold your class materials for pickup, or you may send a friend in your place.

 

 

Sip & Stitch with Darcy Bowden
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018  6-8pm.   $26 fee
 

For this easy hand-sewing workshop, you'll cut and assemble a two-toned felt basket, then embellish it by stitching with colorful embroidery threads.  We’ll serve hot tea, wine and finger sandwiches on this cozy “Sip & Stitch” evening at Found.

Darcy is an arts and design educator and the creator of objects from the hand in clay, fabric and paper. We feature her ceramic works at Found, currently dotty bowls and a celestial series of plates.  Other fun facts about Darcy are that she studied Kimono design in Japan, and she formerly taught art at Huron H.S. and Angell Elementary School in Ann Arbor.

Register at Found or call the shop at 734-302-3060. 

Friday, November 3rd, 5-8pm. Opening Party 2017 Holiday Collection! 

Gift with Purchase, Merry Multiples, refreshments. 

 November 3rd 5-8pm: Kerrytown District First Fridays Passport Contest! 

Have your "Passport" stamped for a chance to win prizes from participating neighborhood businesses during the November First Fridays Kerrytown. A great chance to explore the area, win a prize, and do some early bird shopping! Sponsored by the Kerrytown District Association. 

 


Cardmaking WORKSHOP: Back by popular demand!

Vintage Paper Play:  Collage Cards with Laurie Longo 
Thursday, October 26th,  6:30-9:00pm $32   

During this relaxed evening of vintage paper play, local artist Laurie Longo will bring her voluminous stash of vintage papers and share the method of making art cards that she developed as the artist behind Stories & Divinations (see below). Laurie's unique take on storytelling through collage promises to make this an interesting evening! 

The fee includes lovely Italian stationary on which you'll create your cards, use of tools and supplies, lots of antique and vintage ephemera, plus the company of others who like to cut and paste! You're welcome to bring some of your own maps or images, of course, but it isn't necessary. There will be plenty to choose from. This is intended as a creative evening for all skill levels, from collage newbies, to artists who crave a night out to play with paper.

This event will take place at Found on Thursday, Oct. 26th from 6:30-9:00pm. If you would like to be part of the fun, register at the shop or call 734-302-3060 to sign up. $32 per person, includes refreshments.
 

In Laurie's words: The stories we tell about the world, our past, our wishes, ourselves tell us how we view the world and our place in it and so, in many ways, they also predict our futures... we become the stories we tell. So always be truthful in telling your story and, when you tell stories, fill them with all the best things in life. 

I am an appellate attorney by day. In that world, text - books and digital - completely rule not only me and my time, but the substance and outcome of everything. I've learned through 20 years of that work that our character, our decisions, our pasts, and even our futures - are largely determined by the stories we tell to ourselves and about ourselves. By night, I exact a lovely sort of revenge on books and make up stories to love in the form of art, journals, cards, and jewelry, all made out of the text and images from old books combined with ordinary, interesting odds and ends from the past. Life is much, much happier as a result.

Many, many years ago before law school I attended Pratt Institute and Columbus College of Art and Design. For the last twenty years or so, I've been reading like mad, practicing  law, raising two boys (almost done!), and attending to various animals who join us from time to time. 
 

- Laurie Longo, Stories and Divinations


Friday, October 6th, 2017. 5-8pm. First Fridays Kerrytown, with featured artist Randy Wing's Human Antiquities figures trunk show at Found all weekend long!


Opening reception for Human Antiquities by assemblage artist Randy Wing during First Fridays Kerrytown on Oct. 6th from 5-8pm at Found. Randy searches antique stores and salvage shops for unusual old items and transforms them into human forms. The characters he creates have unique persona and stories that Randy will share at the Friday event. Refreshments served. The trunk show continues all weekend.

 

 

 

Saturday, June 15th. Mr. B's JoyBox Express Piano Bike will roll over to Found to present an impromptu boogie woogie concert! 10% of sales that day will go to YouthQuest.  

 

ANN ARBOR ART FAIR WEEK at Found. The annual Ann Arbor Art Fairs take place July 20-23 this year. We have some fun things planned:

July 17-23, 2017. Pop Up Art Show, featuring Darcy  Bowden, Tammie Gilfoyle, Britney Leal, Sarah Stanton & Graceann Warn! Plus, over a dozen Michigan artists who exhibit year round at Found. Lemonade served each afternoon during Art Fair.

Friday, July 21. 6-9:30. ARTIST HOBNOB! An extra special evening with many of our artists IN THE HOUSE to mix and mingle! Music. Refreshments. Door Prizes. And surprises. 

 


First Friday. July 7. 5-8pm. Garden party at Found! 10% of evening sales to Growing Hope.  Specials on outdoor and garden items. Drop in mini workshop with Michael -Learn to use metal stamping tools while you make garden markers! You'll start with flattened recycled spoon or fork and end up with an herb garden stake that will encourage your plants to grow faster. $3 fee.

Friday, June 2 from 5:00-8:00 pm, our featured artist will be Katie Bramlage of make. do. studio. You may have seen her  hand built clay vessels and talismans  in the shop - they have an organic feel, designed to interact with the light. For this event, we'll have a fresh collection of Katie's ceramic vessels, plus the opportunity to make your own necklace. Katie's been busy forming hundreds of glazed and natural beads in all sort of shapes that are perfect for jewelry! A casual mini workshop will be ongoing throughout the evening, at a cost of $42 per necklace. 

We'll have treats and a drawing for a $50 Found Gift Card that night, too!  


BEGINNING HAND LETTERING: GARDEN MARKERS
Thursday, June 8th.  7:00 - 8:30pm   $30 fee

If you'e ever wished you could draw modern calligraphy style words in your scrapbooks or friend's birthday cards, or create fun place cards for a party, then this class is for you!

Britney Leal, a sign maker from Zingerman's Roadhouse, will teach this beginning lettering workshop. She does an awesome job of breaking hand lettering into easily mastered steps. The workshop begins with guided instruction and practice that can be applied to all kinds projects, and ends with lettering a set of garden markers for your herbs or outdoor plants.

The $30 class fee includes instruction in Britney's modern calligraphy lettering style, a practice journal, lettering guide, and supplies to make 3 plant stakes. Refreshments, too! 

Gather a little group of friends to join you - or come and make some new friends.
We'll meet around the big counter at the back of Found. Space is limited, so call soon to register. 734-302-3060.


 

Thursday, March 30th, 2017. 6:00-9:00pm at Found.   $75 class/materials fee

Join us for an evening of challenging fun and meditative play with artist Katie Bramlage of make.do.studio. In this workshop you will create your own talisman; an object said to have magic powers and bring good luck. You'll choose from a wide variety of handmade ceramic pieces which are reminiscent of stones and shells and sticks. With the simple instructions and supplies provided, you will assemble your own ready to hang wall piece. This workshop is open to all experience levels.

The class fee of $75 includes all materials, and light refreshments. Register in person or call the shop 734-302-3060.


FORESHADOWING. Endangered & Threatened Plant Species. Found was pleased to present a fascinating collection of botanical art by Michigan photographer Jane Kramer winter of 2017.  For her "Foreshadowing" project, Jane photographed the shadows of endangered plant species and transfered the images onto paper she made from the pulp of invasive plants. If you are interested in learning more about this project or purchase limited edition prints, many framed in reclaimed wood, you may contact Jane through her website www.janekramer.com  A portion of each sale is donated to Michigan Nature Association. Please let her know that you found her at Found!  

 Wondering where the canoes went? Torno Canoes are still available by special order at Found. During the month of September 2016, we had a Pop-up Canoe Show featuring handcrafted, lightweight wooden canoes and stand-up paddle boards by Ann Arbor designer-builder Randall Torno. Weighing in at just 25 pounds, a 12 foot Torno canoe is a beautiful and functional way to explore Michigan's rivers and lakes. Many of you stopped by during the show see them and talk with Randall, but may have needed more time to think about purchasing one. . Although we no longer have them on display at the shop, we're happy to process a special order for you!