You are made
When stars go supernova, they create many of the elements of the periodic table, including those that make up the human body. We’re inspired by the universe’s natural creativity, and we see it every day in the talent and passion of the Ypsilanti art community.
The idea for Stardust started with a big bang… an expansion in the creative universe of two Ypsilanti women.
Angel Vanas, Master Colorist & Owner of Star Studio next door needed more space.
Holly Schoenfield, graphic designer & visual artist, needed an office for her creative work.
During the pandemic in fall 2020, the stars aligned, and the space right next door, at 224 ½ Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan opened up!
What We’re All About
Our mission is to launch and support artists in Ypsilanti & the surrounding area. We aim to connect patrons of the arts with locals who make & sell their own art, crafts, and more.
Not only do we want to help grow Ypsi’s reputation as a creative haven for artists and patrons alike, but we want to craft an authentic, genuine community where artists feel supported and encouraged in their goals.
To Infinity and Beyond
We reach for the stars in everything we do, inspiring ourselves and others to expand their creative universe and take the Ypsilanti art community to new heights.
Our Core Values
Inspiration. We draw inspiration from our community, experiences, and the universe.
Community. We help our community in Ypsilanti grow by sharing art and planning events.
Support. We encourage and support artists to reach their goals.
Inclusion. Our shop represents all members of our community.
Ingenuity. We use our resources well, creating something new from an existing assets.
In the News
Many businesses struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic, but several new entrepreneurs have opened new businesses during the pandemic in the greater Ypsilanti area… Read more.
Ypsilanti’s water tower has been in continuous use since it was…erected…in 1890. Ypsilanti residents have embraced their famously phallic landmark, featuring it on everything from local artwork to beer taps and Christmas tree toppers.