More Scoop Swap Painting Dates Coming Up!

The Dearborn Community Arts Council became “makers” last weekend at Maker Faire Detroit, held at the Henry Ford Museum here in Dearborn.

We had visitors to our tent paint bowls for our “Scoop Swap” – a fundraiser for the DCAC and Meals on Wheels – and invited them to come back to the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center on Aug. 21 to pick up their completed masterpiece and some frozen yogurt from local business Yogurtown!

Here’s a look at some of the scoop swappers having fun at Maker Faire.

Missed the event? Join us Aug. 7 or 8 for more Scoop Swap bowl-painting fun!

The painting sessions will be held in the evening at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. on both Aug. 7 and 8 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn. The cost is $15 per bowl for artists ages 10 and under – and $20 per bowl for those ages 11 and up. There is no limit to the number of bowls you can paint, but capacity is limited so sign up now by phone or e-mail: 313-943-3095 or .

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Paint a Bowl, Get Ice Cream with DCAC’s Scoop Swap!

Maker Faire Detroit at The Henry Ford is around the corner and the Dearborn Community Arts Council will be there to help novice and experienced “Makers” of all ages paint an ice cream bowl for their upcoming “Scoop Swap.”

On July 26 and 27, attendees at the Faire can choose a one-of-a-kind, handmade bowl created by members of the Village Potters Guild in Plymouth. They can then paint it with any design that strikes their fancy. The bowls will be finished with a clear glaze and fired to show every detail that the “maker” designed – making their bowl a personalized and practical work of art.

On Thursday, August 21, the “makers” are invited to pick up their bowl at the DCAC’s first ever “Scoop Swap” Ice Cream Social.  This event at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. When you pick up your bowl, get a scoop of frozen yogurt and swap it for a donation to Meals-on-Wheels of Dearborn.

Ralph Valdez, the Executive Director of the Dearborn Community Arts Council, said of the event, “This is a great public arts project that aspiring artists of all ages can participate in.  It’s also the perfect creative activity for families to do together when they attend the Faire and, when they come to pick up their bowls at Scoop Swap. With the proceeds benefiting the DCAC and Meals on Wheels, it’s also great for the community.

Look for the DCAC booth at this year’s Maker Faire. The cost to choose and paint a bowl is $15 for children 10 and under, and $20 for all others. There is no cost to attend the “Scoop Swap” but donations are accepted. For more information about painting a bowl or Scoop Swap, go to  or call 313-943-3095. For more information about Maker Faire Detroit, please visit

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Visual Arts Experience on Display at Padzieski Gallery

The Dearborn Summer Arts Academy’s Visual Arts Experience is on display through June 27, 2014 at the Padzieski Gallery, inside of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn.

Check out all the great work by these local kids!

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June 24, 2014 · 9:05 am