get involved with art

We welcome people of all ages and at all artistic levels. We’d love for you to join our growing community and help us bring out the artists in Southeastern Michigan residents.

Know that your contributions go toward providing opportunities for artistic expression whether it be classes, events, or scholarships.

All of your donations go towards artistic opportunities


Help us with our cause. We gratefully accept anything you contribute to our amazing art center. All donations go toward making sure that our artists have a place to create and thrive.

become a member

Join us today and see what the arts can do for you. Please fill out the application below and send it to our address at 115 S. Anderson St. Lake Orion, MI 48362.

Students/Seniors (62 and over): $20
Individual: $40
Family: $60
Supporting Member: $100


We appreciate any and all helping hands. Contact us to see what you can do to get involved.

why become a member?

One thing that hasn’t changed over the years from the initial vision that our founders had is the sense of community and belonging that being a member of the Orion Art Center offers.  Membership is not only vital to our success, but has also helped support the arts and the community for many years.  Members experience the many benefits that being a member of the Orion Art Center offers, such as discounted exhibit entry fees for artists, 10% off art classes, recognition in monthly newsletters, discounts on Orion Art Center-sponsored event tickets, and quarterly new-member referral drawings (for tickets to Orion Art Center paid events, free art classes, gift cards to local businesses, free entry into art exhibits, etc.).  Each member receives a membership card with their own unique identification number, our latest newsletter, our class schedule, a current gallery exhibit and event schedule, a list of volunteer opportunities, and a special gift as a token of our appreciation.


For more than twenty years, through donations and sponsorships from local residents and businesses and from a 50/50 raffle conducted each year at our annual gala, the Orion Art Center is able to award local high school seniors graduating from school districts surrounding the Lake Orion area, annual scholarships totaling $1,500 via the Joan Brace Art Scholarship Competition.  Also each year, we award an additional $1,250 to graduating seniors at the Lake Orion High School in the annual Art Show and Live Auction.  These scholarships are awarded to six different high school seniors who are able to use these funds to attend an accredited college or university to pursue their degrees in visual arts.

want to learn more?

We’re more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please send us a message using our contact form, or call us directly at (248) 693-4986.