Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren

Executive Director

Liz Warren (she/her) has called Ypsilanti home for over 17 years, and works to strengthen her community in any way she can. As an experienced fundraiser and relationship builder, she is passionate about building community, connecting and learning through art, and creating intentional spaces in all facets of her life. Liz is a big fan of Ypsilanti’s flourishing arts community, and she can’t wait to connect local artists with the community to bring both groups more opportunities through the incredible resources at the Riverside Arts Center. In her spare time, you’ll find Liz at the Ypsi Farmers Markets, cooking delicious meals with her husband and three children, and dreaming of her family’s future puppy. 


Maggie Spencer

Maggie Spencer

Manager of Operations

Maggie Spencer (she/her) has a B.A. in Art History and Architecture with a focus on  Conceptual Art from DePaul University and a M.A. in Arts Administration from the Univeristy of Kentucky. She has over six years experience in galleries and more than five years in arts administration. Maggie is passionate about bringing new and different arts opportunities to the area to support local artists and audiences alike.



Grey Grant

Grey Grant

Marketing and Administrative Assistant

GREY GRANT (she/they) is a composer, performer, librettist, and arts administrator living in Ypsilaniti, Michigan. They hold a B.M and a M.A from the School of Music Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. They are deeply involved in the experimental and theatrical music scene of Southeast Michigan.



Board of Directors

William Kinley – Chair, Founder

David Armstrong – Treasurer 

Barry LaRue – Secretary

Morgan Cox – Engagement Officer

Donald Loppnow – Past Chair


Brian Filipiak

Athena Johnson

Sally McCracken

Hafsah Mijinyawa

Betty Stremich

Kathi Talley

Martin Thoburn

Bette Warren

Chad Wiebesick

Sandra Murchison

Linda Yohn – Board Counsel



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