Opening Reception: March 16, 2018 from 6pm-8pm Exhibit Runs: March 16 – March 31, 2018
Open to the public. Admission and parking is free.
Riverview Community High School Art Exhibit
On Display April 13 through April 27, 2018
Art Reception: Friday, April 13th 6-8 p.m.
Open to the public. Admission and parking is free.
Artist Trading Card Workshop
Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 11am-1pm
Join us for our monthly workshop to learn new techniques for making Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). Each month we will learn a new technique and share cards we've made and/or received. Then we'll spend some time making some miniature works of art in a fun and relaxed environment.
Each participant must bring their own supplies but there will be materials to share.
No experience necessary. Ages 12 and up! Cost: $3 Donation to the DCA.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is accepting entries to our Animal Instincts exhibit. This exhibit is open to all artists ages 15 years and older. Instinct is an inherent behavior; a fixed action pattern that is unlearned. An instinct is a stereotyped, species-typical behavior that appears fully functional the first time it is performed, without the need for learning. When applied to human beings, the term "animal instincts" refers to those of our motives and compulsions that are not really logical. These are the things that makes us seem less like thinking humans and more like animals, just reacting to our instincts. Instinctive behaviors play an important role in survival. Art can be any type of media and size, but must relate the subject matter. 10% of all sold artwork during the duration of the exhibit will be donated to the River Rouge Animal Shelter.
Entry Deadline: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by 3pm
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.