The Padzieski Gallery
The Padzieski Art Gallery has been an exciting addition to the arts and culture of our community.
Popular arts news magazine, Metro Times said that "...the Padzieski Art Gallery is the type of place you might not readily associate with Dearborn. This might have something to do with a certain automaker ...but Dearborn is steadily becoming a place where you can find compelling cultural events; the Padzieski Art Gallery best represents this. Though small in space, the art presented IS usually larger than life. From digital art to Arab-American art to community art, the gallery offers an alternative to the mainstream."
The Padzieski Art Gallery is a program of the Dearborn Community Arts Council in cooperation with the City of Dearborn. It is a public gallery with volunteer assistance overseen by the DCAC Gallery Committee.
With the assistance of guest curators, a diverse Gallery Committee and a strong artist network, new and challenging ideas for exhibits will broaden the overall presence of the Art Gallery. The Gallery Committee plans exhibitions and artists are solicited through proposals, applications, invitation and the media.
The DCAC made a commitment to the original City Gallery in 1989 and through a partnership with the city was able to establish the city's first public gallery on the fourth floor of the City Hall. It has proven to be an excellent way to ensure ongoing visibility for the DCAC while providing a venue for local and regional artists, and artists in need of exhibition experience.
The Dearborn Community Arts Council will continue that commitment to local and regional artists with our move to the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center and the Padzieski Art Gallery, proudly hosting statewide exhibits (e.g. the annual juried photography competition) as well as traveling exhibitions (Dolls of Japan) and several multi-state exhibits (in conjunction with Michigan Glass Month). The Padzieski Art Gallery continues the Community Outreach Programs developed over the years and we are excited about the prospects for future opportunities for growth in this area.
To volunteer as a docent, please contact DCAC Executive Director Ralph Valdez at firstname.lastname@example.org.