First Lady’s Tea

The Dearborn Community Arts hosted the annual First Lady's Tea on Saturday, April 29 at Dearborn Hills Golf Course, honoring Dearborn's first lady, Christina O'Reilly. Guests had the opportunity to win raffle items and packages, including original art and gift cards. This year's distinguished guest speaker was Carolyn Cassin, President and CEO of Michigan Women's Foundation.

Celebrate the Art of Tea at First Lady’s Tea April 29

The Dearborn Community Arts Council is once again hosting the annual First Lady’s Tea honoring Dearborn’s First Lady, Christina O’Reilly while celebrating culture, creativity and the Art of Tea on Saturday, April 29 at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course Clubhouse at 1 p.m.

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”.

Tables are artistically decorated by arts supporters, prominent community members and cultural and business organizations. The afternoon begins with music and mimosas and a leisurely stroll of the clubhouse, taking in the wide array of creatively decorated tables, while being serenaded by a a classical string trio. 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 healthy fruits and decadent desserts. In addition to the door prizes, each guest also receives a special gift bag. There will also be chances to win wonderful gift items and packages including original art, gift cards, and to shop the Teatime Treasures Auction and Raffle. Another highlight of the event is a personal message of empowerment courtesy of this year’s distinguished guest speaker Carolyn Cassin, President and CEO, Michigan Women’s Foundation.

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

Tickets are $35 per person. Reservations can be made online, or through the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center Box Office in person, or by phone: 313-943-2354, or by sending your $35 check made out to DCAC, to 15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, 48126 - ATTN: FLT

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Celebrate Dearborn Arts on April 26 at the Mayor’s Arts Awards

The Dearborn Community Arts Council and the Dearborn Mayor’s Office are proud to present the 29th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in “Studio A” at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center

An afterglow reception to follow in the Padzieski Art Gallery. Admission is free and the public are welcome to come and celebrate with the honorees.

The Mayor’s Arts Awards Selection Committee announces and congratulates these individuals and organizations being honored for their work in the arts in 2016:

  • 2016 Arts Educator Award: Su Doman
  • 2016 Volunteer Award: Bruce Harkness
  • 2016 Artist/Performer Award: Dave Gorden
  • 2016 Mayor's Award: Glass Academy
  • 2016 Arts Patron Award: Green Brain Comics
  • 2016 DCAC Bravo Award:  Jessica Carreras
  • 2016 Special Recognition Award: Robert Curtis
  • 2016 Arts Organization Award: Players Guild of Dearborn

These great friends to our community will be honored at the Awards Ceremony, recognizing their outstanding achievements and contributions for 2016. The DCAC looks forward to spotlighting these individuals and groups who have enriched our lives and our communities with their talent, as well as their dedication and support of the arts.

The evening’s celebration features a special performance by the U.S. Air Force’s Freedom Winds Quintet and the MC for the festivities will be Radio Host Jay Korinek, beloved Henry Ford College Professor and recipient of last year’s Arts Educator Award.

Anyone interested in purchasing ad space in this year’s program (ONLY $20-$50!) is asked to contact DCAC Executive Director Ralph Valdez at rvaldez@ci, or 313-943-3095.

The Ceremony will be followed by an open reception and Afterglow across the theatre in the lobby and at the Padzieski Art Gallery 313-943-5377.