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Over 10 Years of Impact

The mission of 555 is to provide space for artists and make the arts accessible to the community. The organization was founded in Ann Arbor in 2002 by Carl W. Goines, Jacob "Monte" Martinez, and Andres Garces. From its humble beginnings in a dark corridor of a warehouse as a small studio collective to the polished gallery and studios in the old jail cells of the former Detroit Third Police Precinct, 555 has created space for the arts on a shoestring budget with Artists in Residents, volunteerism, sheer tenacity, and the support of the Detroit community.