Summer Class Registration Begins June 7th

Are you looking for something for your kids to do this summer that is creative, social and a ton of fun? We are proud to offer another outstanding summer schedule of classes in visual arts, video animation, music recording, dance and teen open studios. There is something for every age group, even infants and toddlers! Check out our class flyers, here and here.

Registration begins June 7 at the Ford Resource & Engagement Center (all classes will be held here too). Remember, no one is turned away for inability to pay and there are a variety of scholarship and discount options. Questions? Contact Zack Bissell, our OSA Program Manager at 313-384-2902 or zack@livingartsdetroit.org.

Living Arts' students get creative in our out-of school arts classes. Photo by Zack Bissell.

Living Arts’ students get creative in our out-of school arts classes.

© Photo by Zack Bissell.

17th Annual Student Showcase!

Our annual student showcase will take place on Sunday, June 5th at 2:00 p.m. at the Allen Park Center for the Performing Arts. Performances will include pieces by our various dance ensembles, visual artwork, video projects and special guest performers Sean Blackman, MarBrisa, and Aaron Smith.

The showcase is sponsored in part by the Ford Motor Company Fund. Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door. Tickets are on sale now, both online and at the Ford Resource & Engagement Center during afternoon, evening and Saturday classes (see Program Manager Zack Bissell to purchase).

We are pleased to announce that our 2016 Student Showcase is also a community program partner of the Detroit Institute of Arts exhibit Dance! American Art 1830-1960.

Interested in volunteering at the Showcase? We could use the help! Contact Office Manager Zoe Villegas at 313-841-4765 or zoe@livingartsdetroit.org.

Living Arts' award winning Fever Dance Troupe will be performing at the 2016 Student Showcase. Photo by Zack Bissell.

Living Arts’ award winning Fever Dance Troupe will be performing at the 2016 Student Showcase.

© Photo by Zack Bissell.

Teatro Chico: Detroit Latinos

Saturday, May 21, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Living Arts will present the next installment of their community performance series Teatro Chico: Detroit Latinos on Saturday, May 21st, 2016. The culminating event of Living Arts’ project Detroit Latinos: How We Got Here, How We Live Here, Then and Now, the program will start at 6:00 p.m. with an exhibition of student photography, with live performances following from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Ford Resource & Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado, 2826 Bagley Avenue in Southwest Detroit. Teatro Chico: Detroit Latinos will feature the photography of 5th grade students from Clippert Academy and performances by Detroit artists Steve Jarosz, Karilú Alarcón Forshee, Mary Luevanos and Living Arts’ Youth Dance Ensembles. A suggested donation of $5.00 per person for admission will help enable Living Arts to continue to produce community programming. The project Detroit Latinos: How We Got Here, How We Live Here, Then and Now is funded by the Michigan Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Teatro Chico is funded in part by the Knight Arts Challenge Detroit, Ford Motor Company Fund and the Ford Resource & Engagement Center.

The Living Arts’ Youth Dance Ensemble performs at Teatro Chico: Homage to Frida. Photo by Sean Carter Photography.

The Living Arts’ Youth Dance Ensemble performs at Teatro Chico: Homage to Frida.

© Photo by Sean Carter Photography.

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Living Arts is excited to announce our 2016 Spark the Imagination Breakfast!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Spark-Logo-2016_200Join us to celebrate the positive difference Living Arts makes to Detroit youth, schools, and community! The program will feature compelling student performances and the opportunity to learn about and support Living Arts’ work. Also come hungry, we will be serving a delicious full breakfast!

Please RSVP to Development Assistant, Robyn Mazza, by Monday, May 2 at 313-841-4765.

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Suggested route updated 04-28-2016

© All photos by Julianne Lindsey Photography

 

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LIVING ARTS MISSION:

Living Arts is dedicated to strengthening the neighborhoods of Southwest Detroit by cultivating an environment that sparks the imagination and fosters ingenuity through the arts and community development initiatives.

Living Arts is a community-based nonprofit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization.

 

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