The DCA presents an exhibit with artwork displayed from our members. Admission is free. Open to the public. Parking is free.
Exhibit Run: June 23 - July 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6pm Music presented by Picks and Bow.
Open House: Resident Artist Joe Hosler will have his studio open.
Off the Wall Exhibition
The Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) invites you to participate in the Off the Wall Exhibition, a special Fundraiser for the DCA. The Exhibit will be a one day sale on July 8th, 2017. As you know the Downriver Council for the Arts has hosted many events and classes for all ages, contributing to the cultural life of the downriver area and beyond. This important fundraiser will help raise money to continue and expand our programs and maintain our gallery spaces.
Here’s how the Off the Wall Exhibition works: Artists who choose to accept this invitation will create a work of art in any medium of your choice on 11”x14” stretched canvas (You must provide wire hanger across the back). This is open to DCA members and non-members.
• The unframed 11”x14” artwork and this agreement must be dropped off at the DCA gallery by Thursday, July 6th. • The artwork will be considered a generous tax deduction donated to DCA – a letter for tax purposes will be provide upon request. • The artwork will be displayed on Saturday, July 8, 2017 and each piece will be priced at $35, cash & carry. We hope to have over 100 pieces. Artists may donate as many pieces as they want. • The DCA is located in Wyandotte, a family friendly public facility. Subject matter must be appropriate for general audience
Please click on the image at the right to download the entry form.
CALL FOR ENTRIES - Fight Like a Girl!
Artists are invited to submit artwork into the Fight Like a Girl exhibit. This exhibit is about empowering women through art. Women have the ability to shape notions of sexuality, gender equality, family, society, and life in general. Are you inspired by a strong woman in your life? Maybe you are the strong woman? Proceeds from this exhibit will benefit the Downriver Detroit Student Film Consortium (DDSFC), a program which mentors high school students in the art of film making. This event will take place in the Main Gallery at the Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA), 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte, MI.
Opening: Friday, September 22, 2017 from 6pm-9pm Saturday Viewing: September 23, 2017 from 10am-5pm This event is open to the public and there will be a $5 entrance fee at the door each day.
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. Art teachers are also 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
Gift Shop Give the gift of handmade. Looking for that unique something?
Visit the DCA Gift Shop, which is open year round during business hours. We provide artists a unique retail space to sell one-of-a-kind, handmade items. If you are an artist interested in selling your work, please contact us or download the guidelines and inventory sheet here.
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.