Digital Gallery Now Online: the 27th Annual Exhibition of Artists in Michigan Prisons

Prison Creative Arts Project Poster

Updated April 5, 2023: the works of art recently shown in the Duderstadt Center Gallery are now viewable, and unsold works may be purchased, by visiting the Prison Creative Arts Project site.

The 27th Annual Prison Creative Arts Project Exhibit pictured in the Duderstadt Center Gallery

Recent Exhibit: Duderstadt Center Gallery, March 21 – April 4

The 27th Annual Exhibition of Artists in Michigan Prisons showcases the hard work and talents of artists incarcerated in Michigan prisons.

The work is by men and women from all 25 state prisons in both the upper and the lower peninsulas: 24 men’s prisons and 1 women’s prison.

This year there are 645 works in two and three dimensions, including portraits, tattoo imagery, landscapes, fantasy, and wildlife as well as images about incarceration and visions that are entirely new. Visit the Prison Creative Arts Project to learn more.

We invite you to enjoy the work and, if you like, make a purchase. All proceeds, minus necessary taxes and fees, go directly to the artists.

Opening Celebration March 21, 5:00 pm
After March 21st, gallery hours for the exhibit are:
Sunday–Monday: 12:00 PM–6:00 PM
Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 AM–7:00 PM

Presented with support from U-M Residential College and the Michigan Arts and Culture Council.

The University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) greatly values inclusion and access for all. Live captioning will be available at all events surrounding the exhibition. We are pleased to provide additional reasonable accommodations to enable your full participation in this event. Please contact Sarah Unrath at saraheve@umich or 734.615.5643 if you would like to request disability accommodations or have any questions or concerns. We ask that you provide advance notice to ensure sufficient time to meet requested accommodations.