The Common Cup

Cultivating a Culture of Belonging

Undergrads, graduate students, and professionals alike use this space to study, meet, work, and relax. Whether you are stopping in briefly or settling in to study for hours, we're glad you're here. Find out about our updated mission and how we plan on accomplishing it by checking out our "Who We Are" section.

Who We Are

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Crafting Great Experiences

We aim to create an excellent experience for each customer and we believe you deserve our best. While each item we serve has been prepared with care and patience, the ingredients play a major role in the final product.

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Artist Statement: Allie Milot

Allie Milot

"Be stil. and know that I am God; I will be exalted a ong the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10 The Lord calls us to himself, to know him. In all that we do, for our entire lives, we are to praise Him, exalt His name. I find myself praising the Lord most often when I spend time in his creation. Here are landscapes, expansive scenes of all that God has created. Whether it is a colorful field of poppies, crashing ocean waves, a snow covered hillside, or the still waters of an inland lake, the Lord made it all and he says that it is good. Give glory to the artist that created all that you see in front of youl; all I did was capture what was already made. As the viewer, be still in this moment, transport yourself to a different place in every photo and find peace. Find the rest that the Lord intends for each of us. Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, the sand between your toes, smell the lavender in the fields before you. Ask yourself the question, where do I see the Lord in the world around me? In what ways do I know Him, how can I know him more?

Artist Bio

My name is Allie Milot and I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. In 2021, I graduated from Concordia University Ann Arbor with a Bachelor's of Arts in Digital Media Design. Since the summer of 2014, I have had a passion for documenting life through photos. In 2017, I started my own photography business and a few faithful friends were my first clients. Throughout college I cultivated my skills through classes, through the work I did working for the Marketing and Strategic Communications department at CUAA, and through the art I made on my own time. I was also taken under the wing of a talented artist, Marc-Gregor Campredon, who inspired me to pursue my love for photography and use my God-given gifts to create meaningful art, while still being mindful of the daily work I had to do in order to fuel my passion. The medium that I love the most is digital photography. My work has been featured in Southeast Michigan art shows since 2018. The show that gave me my first sense of interest in the fine art world was the CUAA Student Art Show where my photograph Little Acorn (featured with this artist bio) won Best in Show. Since that show I had the honor of showing my work and also selling it at artisan markets and through traditional gallery shows. Having the opportunity to share my love for art, photography and new perspectives is something I am grateful for and as more galleries are starting to re-open for in-person shows, I hope to continue showing my work for years to come!

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1511 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104