The First-ever Street Art Bingo Challenge!

Join us for two one-of-a-kind art experiences!

Help 826michigan and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) celebrate five years of partnership! Each year, every third grader in the Ypsilanti Community Schools district gets an in-school visit and a field trip to the museum. During these transformative workshops, we teach Ypsilanti third graders how to “jump into” a piece of art and write about their experience there.

So jump IN! Ann Arbor is teeming with public art displays, right? Let’s honor these bright young minds by showcasing the art that is, literally, all around us with our first-ever Street Art Bingo Challenge.

How does it work? We’re so glad you asked.

A group of five children stand in an art gallery with an adult. The children have looks of excitement on their faces

Street Art

1. Get a map! You can download a printable version right here. We also have printed maps at 826michigan’s robot shop (115 E. Liberty St.) and UMMA’s gift shop (525 S. State St.).
2. Take a photo of a piece of public art in three of the boxes on the grid to get a bingo! Photos can be the art itself, a selfie with it, or, you know, an arty shot of the art!
3. Then, post your three photos together on Instagram and/or Facebook. Tag 826michigan and UMMA, and add the hashtag: #jumpinto826umma
4. Everyone who completes the challenge gets a swag bag with goodies from 826michigan and UMMA! The first ten people who complete the challenge get a deluxe swag bag with gift cards and goodies from 826michigan and UMMA!

Then, join us on Thursday, May 11, at UMMA for student readings by 826michigan’s amazing students right next to the artworks that inspired them, art-making activities for all ages, and yummy eats! This event is free and open to the public! Find more info here.

And of course there’s an after party! Find out details about The After Party here.

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