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 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. 

Holiday Boutique opens Nov. 22 with exclusive Preview p”ART”y

We're getting exited for the Preview p"ART"y kickoff to Padzieski Art Gallery’s International Holiday Boutique, set for Sunday, Nov. 22 from 2-5 p.m.!

This first look at the artistic gift offerings features special discounts on purchases, live music, a silent auction and a delicious taste tour of some of the area’s finest restaurants.

Presented in conjunction with the Dearborn Recreation and Parks Department, the Preview Party festivities take place in the Gallery and Studio A of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., and also include admission to the 31st annual Festival of Trees.

The DCAC’s Holiday Boutique is a highly anticipated annual tradition as the transformed Padzieski Art Gallery (featuring special extended holiday hours) offers unique, original creations of artists from around the world and around the neighborhood for sale.

This year's event will include:

Admission for the Nov. 22 Preview Party fundraiser is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Proceeds from the Preview p“ART”y fundraiser benefit program services that DCAC provides for more than 45 local arts and cultural groups.

For more information and Preview Party tickets, contact Dearborn Community Arts Council Executive Director, Ralph Valdez: or 313-943-3095.

Holiday Boutique: Nov. 22 - Dec.18
Preview Party: Nov. 22, 2-5 p.m.
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126