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Store Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Open with limited in-store capacity.
Shop online with curbside & in-store pickup,
or FREE shipping on orders over $100

We've been busy cleaning and redoing displays!

To help keep things as clean as possible we have cotton gloves
for you to use if you wish. We've instituted new sanitizing procedures
and new displays to allow for easier social distancing,
and a limit of 8 customers at a time. We are doing our
part to keep you safe and remain open. 

A mask or face covering is required in all Kerrytown Shops. 

Thank you so much for supporting this small, local business during such
a challenging time. We've been so touched by the outpouring of concern and
kindness so many of you have shown us. 

Remember that when you support us you are supporting
the artist/makers that we represent too.

We are open again! Yeah!!!
new temporary hours;
Monday - Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: noon-4pm
and online 24/7

Our web store remains a great option,
with FREE shipping on purchases over $100.
Curbside Pick-up is also still available.
Just select it when you make an online purchase,
or call us with your order and request it.

We're excited to see your smiling eyes soon!

 GIFT CERTIFICATES are a great way to help your favorite local businesses too.
It's like shopping small and paying it forward, 
quite literally, and you'll be ready for upcoming gift giving! 



16 Hands Gift Certificate

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Amount: $ (Expires in 12 months)
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Our Story

16 Hands began in 1975 as an artist collective of eight artists. It operated as a co-op for 13 years, exhibiting artwork by its members in a storefront on Washington Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Jill Damon joined 16 Hands in 1978, became sole owner in 1988, and moved the gallery to Main Street in 1990. In the fall of 2011 the shop moved to the Kerrytown Market and Shops - still in downtown Ann Arbor but in a great little historic district called Kerrytown.
16 Hands represents both emerging talent and well known artists/makers, primarily from the US (including many local artists) as well as some from Canada, Europe and several Fair Trade Organizations. The focus of the shop/gallery is on original, finely crafted objects of uncommon quality and character. Jewelry and fashion accessories, unique gifts, decorative and functional items for the home, office and garden are featured. The mix is always changing and evolving.

We believe that just because something is functional, doesn't mean that it cannot also be beautiful, and that beauty, found in nature, art, and even everyday objects enriches daily life. There's something about an object that was made by human hands - it has a personality, it's unique, it has a soul. Would you like to sip your morning coffee/tea from a beautiful mug, with a original design/color/personality, yummy glaze, a handle made to really be held, made by an American potter? Or would you prefer a generic, machine made mug (probably with a wimpy handle) from a big box store.
Our concern for the environment and sustainability is evident in our business plan/operations and also in the many artist/makers we represent who work with reclaimed materials, often in unusual, unexpected ways. We are avid recyclers and have been the recipient of the Washtenaw County WASTE NOT AWARD several times. Most of our gift wrapping papers are made using recycled or sustainable materials - people love our silver and white gift wrap made from limestone and our craft paper wraps.

We delight in mentoring emerging talent as much as in presenting works by nationally known artists/makers to our patrons.

Available Services
Shipping is available. It is calculated by weight in our online store. For shipping quotes on other items, please contact us. 

Return Policy
Refunds within 2 weeks of purchase with receipt.
Exchanges or Store Credits within 4 weeks of purchase, with receipt, unless other arrangements are made in advance.

Shipping charges (both to you and back to us) are not refundable, as these fees cannot be returned to us.

Returns of any kind are accepted only with original sales receipt or gift receipt.

Our current location in Kerrytown, 2nd Floor


Also see the expanded interview Detroit Performs did with Jill HERE.