Kick off the holiday season with us Nov. 19

Enjoy delicious food, holiday music and the Festival of Trees at the Dearborn Community Arts Council's annual Preview p"ART"y Fundraiser from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19.

The event takes place Sunday. Nov. 19 from 1-4 p.m. at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. Parking is ample and free.

Admission is $20 and offers holiday shoppers a chance to discover the one-of-a-kind artwork and affordable crafts available at this year’s Holiday Boutique, as well as admission to the 33rd Annual Festival of Trees in the recently remodeled Hubbard Ballroom. Guests will also enjoy delicious food, holiday music and desserts from area restaurants at the Holiday Sky Lounge on the Theater Mezzanine of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

The fundraising party also includes a Silent Auction with a Mystery Treasures Raffle Drawing and more.

Proceeds from the Preview p“ART”y Fundraiser benefit community programs and services provided by the DCAC.

For more information or to reserve tickets, contact DCAC Executive Director Ralph Valdez at rvaldez@ci.dearborn.mi.us or 313-943-3095.

Purchase tickets online

Purchase tickets to the 2017 Preview p"ART"y Fundraiser via PayPal. To redeem your purchase, give your name at the entrance to the event.






Padzieski Gallery transforms into a Holiday Boutique Nov. 17-Dec. 16

Each year, holiday shoppers and art lovers anxiously await the yearly transformation of the Padzieski Art Gallery into a Holiday Boutique of fine art, practical crafts and personal, hand-made gift items.

The Holiday Boutique is open Nov. 17-Dec. 16 in the Padzieski Gallery at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. Parking is ample and free.

As part of the tradition, the DCAC's popular Preview p“ART”y Fundraiser once again puts the “ART” in “PARTY” on Sunday, Nov. 19. Click here for more details, and to purchase tickets.

The DCAC’s annual Holiday Boutique presents a pleasurable alternative to aggressive mall crowds and the frustrations of online shopping by offering truly special, unique and affordable gifts, all created by local artists and displayed in the relaxed atmosphere of the beautiful Padzieski Art Gallery.

Click here to view the Gallery’s special extended holiday hours, or call 313-943-5377 for updates. 


“Glorious Color” on display through Nov. 9 at Padzieski Gallery

The Colored Pencil Society of America, Michigan Chapter, presents a juried competition of new work in an exhibition called “Glorious Color” at Dearborn’s Padzieski Gallery.

Established in 1990, the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), has grown throughout the country with membership not just from the U.S. but from around the world. The Michigan Chapter is presenting their latest work “Glorious Color”, a juried competition at Dearborn’s Padzieski Art Gallery from Oct. 12 through Nov. 9 with a special Opening Party open to the public with refreshments offered on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The juror for the “Glorious Color” exhibition is arts educator Anthony R. Bacon. Professor Bacon teaches at the College for Creative Studies Creative Arts Project in their community outreach program in Detroit.  In addition, he is an Arts and Humanities professor at Schoolcraft College, where he teaches watercolor and drawing classes, works as a continuing education instructor and also mentors children and teens.

All awards will be announced at the Opening Party on Oct. 19.

Colored Pencil art is experiencing a whole new level of appreciation in the art world. The sophistication and creative potential expressed in this medium is exciting for artists and art lovers world-wide. The DCAC and the Padzieski Art gallery are proud to present “Glorious Color” and help bring this stunning exhibition to Dearborn and Southeast Michigan.