Above (Inset): SMAA FEATURED ARTIST: Denise Williamson (To see more of her work, see Gallery, and Artists Pages).

Emergency Closings, or Changes, and Quick Announcements will be placed here...

also, note: if during the school year, if the local schools are closed (due to weather, or extenuating circumstances affecting Paw Paw), so are we.

The SMAA Mission is:

*To promote local artists.

*To educate and engage local communities in art.

Our Mission Statement: The Southwest Michigan Artists' Association exists to promote local Artists, by helping them to develop their talent, providing a supportive environment in networking, and showcasing their art work. We provide classes in teaching art to children, and adults.



  • Pursue a diverse group of artists.
  • Promote artistic excellence.
  • Provide and maintain a permanent gallery for displaying member artists’ works.
  • Provide art classes for all ages.
  • Provide scholarships and low cost workshops.
  • Initiate artistic activities, programs, and events within the communities.