Art Exchange submissions accepted through Oct. 7

The Dearborn Community Arts Council is announcing an open invitation to display and sell art in the Padzieski Art Gallery as part of its inaugural “Art Exchange,” from Thursday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 15. This Art Sale fundraiser offers a special opportunity for artists and collectors to sell their art and a venue for those looking to purchase art for themselves or for gifts.

The DCAC Gallery Selection Committee will be considering submissions beginning Tuesday, September 20. Interested sellers may submit paintings, prints, photography, sculptures and any other art for consideration. Selected participants will split proceeds from the sale of their art with the DCAC for support of its various community programs and upkeep of the Padzieski Art Gallery – and will also receive a 10 percent discount on the purchase of art at the Art Exchange.

Donations of art are also appreciated.

To take part in the Art Exchange, please contact DCAC Executive Director Ralph Valdez at rvaldez@ci,dearborn.mi.us or drop of your art (up to five pieces) and paperwork beginning Tuesday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Oct. 7 at the Padzieski Art Gallery between 12-6 p.m.

Participants may submit their paperwork using the form below, or may pick up the form in the gallery.

The “Art Exchange” Opening Party will be Thursday, October 13 between 5-8 p.m. and the Art Sale continues through Saturday, Oct. 15 from 12-8 p.m.

The Padzieski Art Gallery is located in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

Art Exchange Submission Form

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You may submit up to five works of art for consideration. Please list all works in one form.


Thank you for attending the First Lady’s Tea!


Take Tea With Dearborn’s First Lady April 30

The Dearborn Community Arts Council is once again hosting the annual First Lady’s Tea honoring Dearborn’s First Lady, Christina O’Reilly on Saturday, April 30 at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course Clubhouse at 1 p.m.

Dearborn Hills is located at 1300 South Telegraph Road in Dearborn.

This elegant fundraiser and traditional Luncheon Tea offers a fun filled afternoon in a refined atmosphere of beauty and luxury and is highly anticipated every year by many in the community who enjoy the “Art of Tea”.

As in years past, tables are artistically decorated by arts supporters, prominent community members and cultural and business organizations. The afternoon begins with mimosas and an opportunity to stroll the clubhouse, taking in the wide array of creatively decorated tables, all while being serenaded by beautiful, live music.

The luncheon features an assortment of fine teas complimented by a tasty Michigan salad, delicious assorted tea sandwiches, scones and muffins, as well as a buffet of tempting desserts. In addition to the door prizes, each guest also receives a special gift bag, a chance to win amazing gift items and gift packages including original art, and to shop the Teatime Treasures Auction and Raffle.

Another highlight of the event is a personal message of empowerment courtesy of a distinguished Keynote Speaker, still to be announced.

Proceeds from the First Lady’s Tea go towards programs and activities benefiting the DCAC and its many partnering arts groups, as well as activities of Dearborn Senior Services. Information provided below on tables now available for decorating tables or single tickets.

Reservations are required! Make yours today online using the registration form below, or using one of the following options:

  • The Ford Community & Performing Arts Center Box Office, 15801 Michigan Ave., in person, by calling 313-943-2354
  • Email: rvaldez@ci.dearborn.mi.us
  • Phone: Call DCAC Director Ralph Valdez at 313-943-3095
  • Mail: Send a check made out to the Dearborn Community Arts Council to 15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, 48126 - ATTN: FLT

Make a Reservation

Register for the First Lady's Tea on April 30 via PayPal.