The Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is currently accepting entries for the Winter Splendor exhibit. Artwork should be inspired by winter and activities that relate to the season. We encourage you to be creative with this theme!
Please download the complete guidelines and entry form by clicking on the image at the right.
Entry Deadline and Drop-off by: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by 3pm
Reception: December 1, 2017 from 6pm-8pm Exhibit Runs: December 1 - December 22, 2017
CALL FOR GIFT SHOP ARTISTS
All year long, the Downriver Council for the Arts' (DCA) Gift Shop gives patrons the opportunity to purchase original, handmade works of art as gifts or to add to their personal art collections. It features handmade wares to fit any budget, including unique jewelry, home decor, holiday items, seasonal accessories, handmade artisanal products and much more! The holidays are an especially a busy time at the Arts Center. Be sure to get your products in stock so a multitude of visitors can see them. If you are an artist interested in selling your work, please contact us or download the guidelines and inventory sheet here.
Winter Mixed Media Fine Art Exhibit: December 1 – 22, 2017
Opening Celebration: Friday, December 1, 2017 from 6pm-8pm
Bring the family and join us for a fun time in the gallery where we’ll have refreshments, music and art projects for everyone in the family to take home. Shop our pop-up artist vendors so you can buy your holiday gifts!
Our gift shop is filled with handmade items! Give handmade and support local artists for the holidays.
Admission and parking are free. Open to the public.
CALL FOR ENTRIES - Satellite Galleries
The Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is committed to connecting art to the community, and another way we accomplish this is by providing off-site exhibit space in unexpected places. Curating in non-traditional spaces provides new opportunities for people to engage with work outside of the context of our gallery, opening this creative engagement to a broader audience. The DCA works with venues ranging from hospitals, restaurants, churches, municipalities and more in several different communities to offer exhibition opportunities to local artists. Some of these are group exhibits and others are solo exhibits. Typically these exhibits run for a period of 2 -3 months and are installed by members of the DCA Gallery Committee with assistance from the artist(s) and volunteers. If you are interested in exhibiting in one of our Satellite Galleries, please download the agreement. If you have any questions, please contact the office.
Exhibit Proposals The DCA is open to your vision. All media will be considered including installation, digital, performance, and video. All types of artists, emerging to experienced, as well as groups and arts organizations may submit a proposal for exhibit. Please note that Gallery schedules are determined in advance so proposals will be considered all year, but usually will not be scheduled for 6 months - 1 year after review. Download the exhibit brochure.
School District Art Exhibits If you are a school district that is interested in displaying your students' artwork, please contact the DCA. Schedules are set as first come first serve basis and as space and time permits. Art teachers are encouraged to contact the DCA.
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.