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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Images of Resilience Photography Exhibit
You are invited to this photography exhibit hosted by The Guidance Center and held at the Brown and Juanita C. Ford Art Gallery at Wayne County Community College District’s Downriver Campus in Taylor. We are asking local photographers to submit a series of images related to the idea of resilience. This exhibit focuses on the importance of resilience as a way to navigate through life’s challenges. Our aim is to engage the community around this topic and encourage self awareness through creative expression.
All proceeds from this community event will benefit a family education program at The Guidance Center focused on assisting families with resilience and recovery.
Images of Resilience will run from May 1 to June 2, 2017 and guests may visit any time during the gallery’s operating hours: Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests may peruse the exhibit at any time during the college’s open hours in May and the photographic pieces will also be available for sale.
This month-long exhibit will also feature a special Storytelling Event on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. in the Heinz C. Prechter Educational & Performing Arts Center. We are pleased to welcome Shannon Cason (The Moth, Snap Judgment, WBEZ) to MC this event. The evening begins with a reception from 6-7 p.m., followed by the main storytelling event from 7-8 p.m. and an afterglow with refreshments until 9 p.m. No registration required and this event is free of charge.
Stop by this exhibit any time during the month to see these inspiring photographs and learn the stories behind them!
By Steve Martin Directed by Topher Alan Payne March 10-25, 2017
This long running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, Steve Martin plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness.
GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire Directed by Angie Kane Ferrante
May 12-27, 2017
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.
Downriver Arts & Crafts Guild: 6:00 p.m. On Tues. Mar. 14th at the Southgate Library
Art Ambience 2017
30th Anniversary of Downriver's largest juried art show and fine art miniature sale in Woodhaven. Entry application deadline APRIL 15th. Click on the image at the right to download the application.
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.