POP-X is a community art initiative of the Ann Arbor Art Center. Our mission is to infuse our area with distinctive, inspirational, and interactive arts experiences. Through artist and public engagement, we hope to enhance the quality of place.

The 2016 POP-X festival features 10 exhibition pavilions. Each interior exhibits a contemporary art installation, and the public space surrounding the pavilions is activated with programming that includes artistic demonstrations, musical performances, social gatherings, panel discussions, and participatory art making.


We are grateful for the leadership support and sponsorship provided by the following:


  • Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
  • Larry and Lucie Nisson
  • Skidmore Studio


  • Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Old National Bank
  • Washtenaw County Act 88 Grant


  • Alley Bar
  • Ann Arbor Area Downtown Development Authority
  • Karen Crawford and Bill Welch
  • Leon Speakers
  • O&W, Inc.
  • Savco Hospitality


  • Columbia Asset Management
  • First Martin Corporation
  • Mani Osteria and Isalita Cantina
  • Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
  • PNC Bank


POP-X is a juried exhibition. Members of the Artistic Advisory Committee maintain our vision and artistic integrity, and may participate in jurying artistic submissions.

  • Mary Avrakotos, Ann Arbor
  • Yen Azzaro, Ann Arbor
  • Peter Baker, Ann Arbor
  • Milton Curry, Ann Arbor
  • Susannah Goodman, Detroit
  • Ben Johnson, Los Angeles
  • Nakia Johnson, Ann Arbor
  • Douglas Jones, Jackson MI
  • Lucie Nisson, Ann Arbor
  • Janera Solomon, Pittsburgh
  • Nick Tobier, Ann Arbor
  • MaryAnn Wilkinson, Ann Arbor
  • Nick Zagar, Ann Arbor


  • Alro Metals Plus
  • Ann Arbor District Library
  • Ann Arbor SPARK
  • City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Department
  • Rob Goodspeed
  • Lesli Hoey
  • Holiday Lighting Service
  • Lab Cafe
  • Sue Ann Savas
  • Jonathon Sutherland
  • WEMU/89.1
  • Zingerman’s

After POP-X is over, take home pavilion!

Each of our nine pavilions are available for purchase.

For more information, click here