April is Arts Month in Dearborn!

Via the City of Dearborn:

Art, music, theater – Dearborn has it all!

Arts Dearborn, a month-long celebration, will shine a spotlight on the community’s rich cultural landscape and encourage all to “look, listen, learn.”

"Look" at the April calendar of events that will let you know when you can “look” at art exhibits and demonstrations across the city all month long. Find the calendar on Facebook/Arts Dearborn, pick up a printed copy at a Dearborn Library, the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, or a variety of local businesses or visit this link: Arts Dearborn Aril 2017 Schedule of Events.

Arts Dearborn begins with an exciting “Gallery Rally” during the first week of April, encouraging visitors to “look” at exhibits at the nine art gallery locations across the city. Art galleries include the Padzieski Gallery (Ford Community & Performing Arts Center); Arab American National Museum* (AANM); Artspace; Green Brain Comics, Rotunda Gallery (Centennial Library), Sisson Gallery (Henry Ford College); Berkowitz Gallery (University of Michigan-Dearborn), the Glass Academy, and Art for the Spirit (Beaumont Oakwood). Installations include work from local, regional and national artists and noteworthy collections. Admission is free at each site. (*AANM admission ticket required.)

“Look" at a captivating “Walk Around” photo exhibit representing the many faces of Dearborn on display in the windows of several area businesses. Photos were taken by local photographers and students participating in the SURA Arts program at the Arab American National Museum.

“Listen” to the award-winning Dearborn Symphony at its April 7 “Cartoons and Comics” POPS concert featuring favorites from classic cartoons, movie scores, video games with added surprises. Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance are available at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center Box Office.

“Look, listen and learn” more about the arts and their impact on Dearborn students at the annual Youth Arts Festival on April 19 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. Hundreds of students will participate in the city-wide art exhibit that opens at 4 p.m. and collage concert at 7 p.m., offering a fast-paced variety show of vocal, instrumental and theater performances. All are welcome, admission is free.

The annual Mayor’s Arts Awards on April 26 at 7 p.m. provides an opportunity to learn more about and celebrate individuals and businesses that promote and support the arts. Admission is free to attend this event at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

A number of local businesses are promoting art in Dearborn by hosting artists in their establishments during April.  The Business in the Arts-Artists in Action program provides an opportunity to observe and interact with artists working in a variety of mediums including oil and watercolor painting, performing music, and rug hooking.

Details about all April Arts Dearborn opportunities are included in a special calendar available after March 25 online on the April Arts Dearborn Facebook page. Printed copies of the calendar area available at Dearborn Public Library locations, the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, participating art galleries and a variety of local businesses. To request a printed calendar, contact the Dearborn Community Fund by phone at 313-943-5478 or email dearborncommunityfund@ci.dearborn.mi.us.

Support for Arts Dearborn has been provided by the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, and the City of Dearborn.

Arts Dearborn is coordinated by the Dearborn Community Fund in cooperation with community cultural organization members of the Dearborn Recreation Commission Cultural Arts Committee.  Committee organizations include the Arab American National Museum; Dearborn Community Arts Council, Dearborn Community Fund, Dearborn Public Schools (Art & Music); Dearborn Recreation Commission; Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, Dearborn Youth Symphony; Friends of the Dearborn Symphony; Motor City Brass Band; and Players Guild of Dearborn.


Padzieski Gallery Holiday Boutique Open Through Dec. 16

Holiday shoppers and art lovers look forward each year to the return of the Padzieski Art Gallery’s Holiday Boutique—this year, from Sunday, Nov. 20 through Friday, Dec. 16.

The gallery is located inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

The DCAC’s Holiday Boutique is a highly anticipated annual tradition as the transformed Padzieski Art Gallery offers unique and original artistic creations for sale, including hand-blown glass wares, ornaments, jewelry, scarves and much more.

The gallery will be open extended hours for the holidays. See below for hours. Hours are subject to change—call 313-943-5377 for updates.

 


Holiday Boutique Hours

Saturday, Nov. 26: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 28: 12-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 29: 12-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 30: 12-7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 1: 12-7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 2: 12-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3: 12-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4: 10-8 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 5: 12-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 6: 12-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 7: 12-7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 8: 12-7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 9: 12-7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10: 12-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11: 12-6 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 12: 12-9 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 13: 12-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 14: 12-6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 15: 12-6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 16: 12-7 p.m.


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.