Living Arts brings high-quality arts education to Detroit's youth, equipping them with the tools needed to succeed in school and life.

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Our vision is for all youth in Detroit to access high-quality arts education.

To that end we strive to provide exceptional and relevant youth arts education programs led by professional artists that engage and inspire youth, families and teachers.

Detroit Wolf Trap

Detroit Wolf Trap

As the Detroit Affiliate of the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Living Arts’ brings arts education to Head Starts, pre-school classes and the community for youth 3 months to 5 years.

 
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Youth Classes + Workshops 

We offer a wide array of after school classes and workshops in dance, visual art, video animation & production, digital music and open studios for teens. No one is turned away for inability to pay, as we offer discounts and scholarships for those in need.

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in-school programs 

Our teaching artists take arts-infused education to schools K-12 in Metro Detroit, supporting the core curriculum and training teachers to utilize the arts in the classroom.

 
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Community Events 

We bring the best of our students’ work and present professional Detroit artists to the community! Our events, such as our popular performance series Teatro Chico, regularly offer a hands-on art experience.