Arts and Cultural Organizations throughout Michigan are formed for the purpose of developing, promoting and producing the work of artists in various visual and performing arts. We partner with these organizations to promote Downriver's growing cultural scene to the community. We offer a venue for networking, including frequent opportunities to meet and discuss topics of shared professional interests. We advocate the arts by speaking as a unified voice to promote and elevate the role of arts and culture in Downriver's life and economic development. Would you like to join us? Please download our membership brochure or give us a call today!
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Turn off the Violence Family Fun Fair
The Downriver Council for the Arts is excited to be a part of this event! Stop by our table on Saturday, Feb. 18 for a fun kids art project.
Trenton Rotary’s Turn off the Violence family fun fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Westfield Center; a great day of family fun, games and FREE food, all compliments of Trenton Rotary, Trenton organizations and businesses.
This event aims to help strengthen families with an alternative to electronics and encouraging family play time.
Open Book Theatre Company presents: Boy Gets Girl by Rebecca Gilman Directed by Topher Alan Payne Jan 13-28, 2017
When Theresa goes on an awkward blind date with a friend of a friend, she sees no reason to continue the relationship–but the man, an attractive fellow named Tony, thinks otherwise. While Theresa is at first annoyed yet flattered by his continuing attention, her strength and independence begin to unravel as Tony continues to refuse to take no for an answer. Time Magazine #1 play of the year! “”Rebecca Gilman is a playwright to hail. Boy Gets Girl is gripping and important—the finest, most disturbing American play in years.” —TIME
Boy Gets Girl PERFORMANCE dates and times
Friday January 13, 8pm Saturday January 14, 8pm Friday January 20, 8pm Saturday January 21, 8pm Sunday January 22, 2pm Thursday January 26, 8pm Friday January 27, 8pm Saturday January 28, 8pm
Tickets available now! Click on the image above to be taken to Open Book Theatre's website.
Downriver Arts & Crafts Guild: 6:00 p.m. On Tues. Feb. 14th at the Southgate Library
Our February meeting is our ART CHALLENGE. This year it's "Things that never were". World of imagination, mythology, folklore, literature, fairy tales, etc. You can enter 2 or 3 pieces of art. Artwork will hang in the library for a month.
RIVER'S EDGE GALLERY:
Annual Holiday Show featuring the art works of Leo Kuschel (1932-2016)
Leo Kuschel was known for his use of color and texture in his paintings even his more tranquil and composed hint at Kuschel's love of abstract with the unconsciously splattered waters stains and smudges which are the fundamental part of the beginning of these pieces. These particular works depict colorful pen and ink watercolors on paper of Great Lakes scenery and historic lighthouses.
BACON MEMORIAL DISTRICT LIBRARY
Knit and Crochet It Together - Every Saturday from 2:00-4:30pm, bring your needlework projects to join others in conversation and learning. All skill levels welcome! Some supplies will be on hand for you to borrow and learn on.
Baby and Toddler Storytime every Monday from 10:30-11am. Ages: 0-18 months, 18-36 months.
Preschool Storytime every Wednesday, 10:30 - 11am. Ages 3-5.
Downriver Poets & Playwrights - First Tuesday of the month 6:30-8:30pm. Forum for poets and writers to mingle and discuss works.
The activities of the DCA are supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS. Please click on their logos to understand the importance of state government investment and the impact of public funding on the arts in our community.
Friday: Closed - open for special events
Sunday and Monday: Closed - open for special events
The Downriver Council for the Arts is a non-profit, 501(c)3 regional arts organization that represents, promotes and serves 21 Downriver communities in Southeast Michigan. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Downriver communities by advocating and promoting the arts and providing opportunities for involvement and participation in arts and cultural activities. The Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or handicap. Funding for the DCA comes from grants, donations, membership, fundraising events, and gallery sales.