A Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) professional member artist will walk you through the steps of your very own painting. You can take home your finished piece at the end of the night. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks! This session is lead by Sasha Corder!
Cost: $30.00 (all materials supplied) To register: Call the DCA at 734-720-0671 or purchase online below. Purchasing your spot online includes a $2 service charge. Sorry, no refunds or transfers. You must secure your spot by Wednesday, March 29.
Downriver Artist Rummage Sale
Saturday, April 8, 2017 10am-5pm
An indoor flea market event where artists rent space for a one-day rummage sale to sell old, used, overstocked, unwanted art and supplies, equipment and materials at discounted prices. This is great place for artists looking to swap supplies or find bargains!
Free admission and open to the public! Street and lot parking is free.
Cash is king. While some artists might be taking credit/debit cards or check, like any rummage/garage sale. cash is the preferred form of payment. We suggest coming early for the best selection, and arriving later for the best deals.
Downriver Artist Rummage SaleVendor info:
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, address, phone and idea of items you have to sell. You will receive an acceptance email in return.
You can pay by cash, credit or mail/drop off a check to: Downriver Council for the Arts, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte, MI 48192. Or pay online below. (Paying online includes a $2 service charge)
Set-up starting at 8am on April 8. Load out by 7pm. You are responsible for monitoring your space.
Limited amount of space, first come-first served. Please arrive early to select your spot. We have room for about 30 vendors. Deadline to secure your spot is March 31. Electrical access available on a limited basis. The DCA will provide 2 chairs. You are responsible for any tables/displays and loading/unloading.
The Downriver Poets & Playwrights present ….
National Poetry Month - Poetry Reading
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017 at 6:30 P.M.
Poetry is alive and well in Michigan! Come celebrate with us! The Downriver Poets & Playwrights in association with our cultural partner, the Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA), are hosting a poetry reading night at the DCA. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Light refreshments served.
The theme of our Reading this year is “National Poetry Month, a Celebration of Michigan Poets” and will feature poetry from authors from our very own state. Yes! Poetry is Alive and Well in Michigan! Some of the poetry selections will be from the recently published book, “Water Music, The Great Lakes State Poetry Anthology,” a collection of poems by the Poetry Society of Michigan members. Other poems in the program will be by Michigan writers, some old, some new, but ALL good.
Readers who will also be sharing their own poetic works are: Pat Barnes, Mary Louise Bahnemann, Mary Ann Bozenski, Doug Brown, Mono DeAngelo, Kathy Gibson, David Grose, Jean Grose, Don Henkel, Jan Coyne Henkel, Esther Hollan, Randy Le Bar, Joan Le Blanc, Arlene Reese, Gil Saenz, Brenda Tyra, Dinah Tutein, Anita Walters, Dennis White and George Wylie.
For information on the group, please contact the group leader, Dennis White, at email@example.com
Downriver Council for the Arts and Techshop Detroit present:
Saturday April 22, 2017
Featuring displays and presentations from local artists about how they apply different tools, machines, and computer programs to design and build their creations.
Free and open to the public!
For more information visit www.downriverarts.org or www.techshop.com. Check back for times of demos and projects.
This event is a must for anyone in the arts and cultural sector! Techshop is a creative open-access workshop resource for artists, makers, performers, educators, students, and entrepreneurs - Artists can find an array of useful tools for building sets, to creating costumes, to making packaging, woodworking, 3D printing, machining, jewelry making, technology and much more.
IT'S A THREE-FLOOR CRAFT FEST!
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6-9 pm Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 11am - 6pm
Over 50 independent crafters, artists and DIY'ers will be showcasing their wares all over our beautiful 100+ year old historic building. Items range from original artwork to vintage and handmade clothing and jewelry to Michigan-themed art and photography. Downriver's FIRST indie craft fair of its kind, now in its fourth year, will also boast products made from recycled wood and metal, handmade soaps, fine art, ceramics and sweet treats.
Score some unique finds and treat your taste buds, while supporting the arts. Special Wyandotte 3rd Friday incentives on the 17th including trolley rides. Get here early and receive a free gift bag!
$2 public admission at the door, proceeds help send a child to summer art camp at the Downriver Council for the Arts.
This bag is filled with all sorts of handmade artful items. Each bag is different and definitely worth way more than $5! These bags are available in the DCA Gift Shop and can be purchased any time you're there. Sales of these grab bags go toward fundraising for special exhibits and events at the DCA. Why don't you pick one up and have a hand in bringing new and exciting art to the Downriver area?!
PAST EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS
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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.