Living Arts launched its new organizational video on May 15, 2013. The video was produced by El Arte Teaching Artist Natasha Beste.


For the second year in a row, Brighton Collectibles is turning its focus to donating to a wide range of children's programs for the arts. These programs consist of ballet, orchestra, symphony, and other music programs as well as painting classes.

Donations come through sales of their Americana bracelet. For each $58 Independence Charm Holder Bracelet and each $48 Americana I.D. Bracelet sold from May 24th through July 31st, 2013, the company's stores will contribute 50% of the retail profits to arts programs including Southwest Dance. We encourage all our organization's friends to purchase a bracelet to support not only Southwest Dance but Brighton's commitment to the arts.

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Former Livng Arts student Anika Hunter accepted to the Alvin Ailey dance intensive in NYC!

Anika’s talent, hard work and perseverance helped her earn this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With your support, she can fulfill her dreams of dancing at The Ailey School for 6 weeks this summer, and take a big step towards her goal of becoming a professional dancer!

Anika started dancing just before she turned 6. It was fun for her! She had a natural grace and ability, and she quickly developed a passion for dance that has continued to grow over the years.

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Teatro Chico Detroit to Launch in September

Living Arts was named one of the winners of the 2013 Detroit Knight Arts Challenge for our new performance series, Teatro Chico Detroit.  To weave the arts into neighborhoods, Living Arts will facilitate a performance series with artists young and old out of a studio theater at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado.   Teatro Chico Detroit will launch in September 2014 on September 13th  in conjunction with the Celebrating Southwest Concert Series’  Hispanic/Latino month Celebration.  The Teatro Chico Detroit series will link neighboring arts organizations, restaurants and businesses to each performance and will enhance community participation in the new center.
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Join us for the Next Living Arts Hour

Please join us for our next Living Arts Hour on Thursday March 20th!  Living Arts Hour is your chance to learn more about Living Arts and is a great opportunity to introduce your friends and family to all the amazing programs that Living Arts Provides.  Living Arts programs focus on development of six critical life skills: decision making, effective communication, problem solving, collaboration, embracing diversity, and creativity. At the heart of the Living Arts mission is the belief that the master of these skills should benefit both individual artistic pursuit and help to develop the broader community.

This Month you also get to meet our wonderful Neighbors, Matrix Theater and 555 arts!

Youth Dance Ensemble to Perform at Max M. Fisher Theater

Living Arts’ Youth Dance Ensemble will be performing a tango inspired dance with Cuarteto Latinoamericano at a pre-concert event.   Along with the performance by the youth dance ensemble, Living Arts’ Board Vice-President, Ralph Valdez, will be giving opening remarks.  Come support our dancers and be inspired by wonderful music.Friday, March 14th, 7:45pm  at the Max M. Fisher Theater
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Dance Ensembles of Living Arts Presents: PREMIERE DANCES New Works by resident choreographers and Student Choreography by: Dance Collage Junior Company Hip Hop Performance Troupe Western High School Dance Group Friday, May 9 7:00 pm Ford Resource and Engagement Center 2826 Bagley St., Detroit FREE


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8701 W. Vernor, Suite 202
Detroit, MI  48209
Tel: 313-841-4765