Downriver Council for the Arts in partnership with American Indian Services presents
Native American Art
Opening Reception: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6pm
Featuring: The Painted Rock Drum, Cash and carry items made by elders in the Native Community.
Exhibit on display through June 2, 2018
Lincoln Park High School Senior Art Exhibit
Reception: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 5:00-7:00pm in the Community Gallery
Exhibit on display May 18-29, 2018. Reception and exhibit are open to the public and free of charge.
The Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is currently accepting entries for our 2018 Members Show. This exhibit will showcase works of the DCA members. Any artist who is a current DCA member or would like to become one is invited to show up to three pieces in any media or size. If you haven’t renewed your membership yet, this is the perfect time to renew. Please click on the image at the right to download the complete guidelines.
Entry Deadline and Drop-off: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by 9pm
Reception: Friday, June 22, 2018 from 6pm-8pm Exhibit Run: June 22 - July 21, 2018
The Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is currently accepting entries for consideration in the Summer of Loving the DCA art exhibition. The 1960s was an era of social upheaval and civil unrest for many young people who questioned, disapproved and sought change to the conventional American culture, values, morals and civic duties of their time. The historical Summer of Love took place in 1967 San Francisco, CA, in and around the area of Haight and Ashbury Streets. Thousands of young people, many of whom were artists, poets and musicians, converged on Haight/Ashbury to come in to their own right. The Summer of Love was a celebration of life, love, and freedom, with art and music playing key roles. “Summer of Loving the DCA” is a reflection of that spirit. Please keep in mind the DCA is a family friendly environment so the exhibit curator reserves the right to deny work that deems inappropriate. Think peace, love, harmony, humanity, flower power, music and psychedelic art. There will be a designated area for blacklight art and posters.
Please click on the image at the right to download the complete guidelines.
Entry Deadline and Drop-off: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by 3pm
Reception: Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 6pm-9pm Exhibit Run: July 27 - August 11, 2018
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.
Please call or email the office for more information.
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.
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.