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Living Arts is proud to announce a $40,000 grant award from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation. This partnership will provide 100 free enrollments  for youth and children in Southwest Detroit to access Living Arts’ Out-of-School Arts program.

Celebrating 20 Years of Living Arts

Last Thursday April 11th, Living Arts celebrated a milestone 20th anniversary in the Crystal Ballroom of the historic Detroit Masonic Temple. Kicking off the evening with a step and repeat welcome, guests were invited to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the reception area and to explore the gallery of 20 years of Living Arts work. VIP guests were treated to swag bags filled with goodies from hand tie-dyed towels to chocolates from Bon Bon Bon, a private lounge area, and a tour of the Masonic Temple. 

Registration Open for Creative Family Saturdays

For 3 Saturdays starting April 27th, Living Arts along with Garage Cultural, Help Me Grow Michigan, Congress of Communities, American Indian Health & Family Services, and Talking is Teaching, will bring learning, dance, art, resources, and fun for the whole family! This FREE early learning series is open to families with children ages 0-6.

Our vision is a Detroit where all youth have access to high-quality arts education.

To that end, we provide exceptional and relevant youth arts education programs led by professional artists that engage and inspire youth, families and teachers in Early Learning, K-12 Classrooms, and at our Out-of-School Arts location in Southwest Detroit.

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.


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.


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.


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.