OUR WEBSITE LAUNCH! 11.05.11
In 2009, I had a strange, life-changing dream. For what seemed like hours, I sat across from a wise, elder lion who was leader of his pride. We stared at each other at times, or had our eyes closed and never spoke aloud or moved. We communicated only through our minds while the rest of the pride moved about with agitation in the background.
When I woke, I had a clear vision of what I wanted to do and an understanding about myself that I hadn’t had before. It was my “A-Ha!” moment. Ever since I’ve been working on an idea, Forward Arts, with help from many others that reached fruition in 2010 and continues to grow as we lean into 2012.
I hope that our work thus far, about 14 months now, has impressed upon its viewers our values as an organization and the potential the arts have in Detroit. We have enjoyed much support so far and will continue to give our blood, sweat and tears to produce the best exhibits, concerts, events, bike rides, happenings, shin-digs, BBQs and experiences that we can put together. All we ask is that you come along for the ride.
In the next year will be adding more events and aspects to our organization. Some will be a natural growth of the work we have produced so far and some will surprise you.
As Forward Arts regroups for another year of fun events like Belle Isle Art Exhibit, Art Ride and Shake Yo! Bacon, we’ve taken a look back at what we have done since July 2010, when Forward Arts sprung out of development and dreams, stacked with a great program in Access Arts. All of these accomplishments would not have happened without the generosity and effort of others. It means the world to us. Take a look at “Forward Arts by the Numbers” underneath the About section and be proud Detroit.
Here’s to another great year in the Detroit creative community.