Youth Dance Ensemble Auditions & Workshops!

Do you have a passion for dance? Living Arts is holding auditions for our Youth Dance Ensembles August 27 and September 23. Join us for a Dance Intensive to prepare for your audition August 24-26.

Click here for all the specifics and pricing information!

Living Arts 16th Annual Showcase!

16-Annual-Southwest-Dance-Showcase_800x600 Living Arts will present our 16th Annual Showcase on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Allen Park Center for the Performing Arts. A culmination of our 2014-2015 Out-of-School Arts classes, the showcase will feature dance and visual art. Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased Monday – Thursday, 3:30-9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center, 2826 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI, 48216. See OSA Program Manager Zack Bissell in the mail office for tickets during these times. Tickets can also be purchased online at

Please note that online tickets purchases will be subject to a $1.27 convenience fee per ticket.

The address for the Allen Park Performing Arts Center is 19001 Champaign, Allen Park, 48101.

Announcing Living Arts Summer Classes!

Living Arts is offering a wide variety of exciting arts classes this summer, June 22 – August 22! Whether you are in to dance or visual art, there is something for every youth, ages infant to 18 years! All classes will be held at the Ford Resource & Engagement Center, 2826 Bagley, Detroit MI 48216.

Registration begins June 1st. Click here for more information or call our Out of School Arts Program Manager Zack Bissell at 313-384-2902.

Next Teatro Chico Saturday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Mother Matters is a celebration of Motherhood!

Join Living Arts for the fourth program in our Teatro Chico performance series Mother Matters! An evening of art and performance on the theme of motherhood, Mother Matters will feature Detroit artists Satori Circus, Ballet Folklorico Moyocoyani Izel, Natasha Beste, Cathy & Company, Jeneen Conley-Berry, the Matrix Teen Company and Living Arts students. The performance is suitable for children, and while there is no ticket cost we certainly appreciate donations to support our outstanding arts programming!

Please bring a picture of your mother to participate in an interactive performance piece!

Spark the Imagination! Breakfast 2015 a Huge Success!

A celebration of arts education took place on Tuesday, April 21 at our Spark the Imagination Breakfast! 2015. Held at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design at the College for Creative Studies, a morning of great performance, testimonials and friendship was had by all!

Living Arts is grateful for the support of the community and the record number of donations raised! If you didn’t get to attend it is not too late to support arts-infused education and after school arts programming in Detroit! Click on the “Donate Now” button at the top of our home page to support youth arts education today!

Check out the Spark the Imagination Video to see the impact of Living Arts in the Detroit Community!


Thank you again to our Spark the Imagination! 2015 Sponsors!

© All photos by Julianne Lindsey Photography



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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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