A Home for the Arts


About Us

The South Oakland Art Association was established in 1960 by a group of artists representing a cross section of communities in southern Oakland County, as well as Detroit.  Since then, we have had artists join from many cities throughout Oakland, Wayne, Livingston, and Macomb counties.  The purpose of this group is to become acquainted with other artists, their styles, and techniques through regular meetings.   We share in, and benefit from, each other’s experiences, interests, and artistic pursuits.  SOAA is an organization that includes both amateur and professional artists and artisans. This association specializes in a wide variety of visual arts and includes members who have an active interest in the appreciation and promotion of the fine arts.  We are a non-profit organization that provides a supportive environment for its members.

Mission Statement

Promoting the Arts:
Welcome all artists and art lovers. Our purpose is to promote the appreciation and participation in the visual fine arts through lectures, demonstrations and other presentations.

Community Partners

We are proud to partner with the following organizations:

* Common Ground

* Royal Oak Historical Society

* Royal Oak Arts Council

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