FORWARD ARTS

FORWARD ARTS, DIA, AND KEYS IN THE CITIES COLLABORATION
07.28.15

Yes! We are happy to announce our partnership with Detroit Institute of Arts and Keys in the Cities Detroit to bring artist-painted pianos into public spaces starting in August. The public spaces hosting these pianos will be the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (Aka Mexicantown Mercado,) Belle Isle Park and Osborn Neighborhood.

A kick-off event is being planned for August 6th, and more programing at each of the pianos locations in the future. Check back here for more details to come!

Pictured below is Marlo Broughton, and other visual artists on the pianos include Tylonn J. Sawyer and Keri Mortimer.

Emerging Art Leaders


3RD ANNUAL DETROIT LOVE | DETROIT'S 314TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
07.09.15

Fun times. Good cause. Great city.

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Every year on July 24th, Forward Arts throws a birthday party for our fair city. Join Emerging Arts Leaders Detroit Steering Committee and our friends Rocksteady Disco in raising our glasses to our city turning 314! at MotorCity Wine.

Kicking out the jams will be Rocksteady Disco DJ Taylor Hawkins. To go along with the great music and sprits, we'll have food for purchase from Esto's Garage.

$7 Suggested Donation | All event profits support the Emerging Arts Leaders Detroit program and their Detroit arts forum, Break & Build, August 15th. Tickets on sale soon!

ABOUT: Detroit Love is an annual birthday celebration of the City of Detroit (founded in 1701), started in 2013 and produced by Forward Arts. Emerging Arts Leaders Detroit is a program of Forward Arts and local Emerging Leaders chapter of Americans For The Arts. For more info, checkout our program: http://www.forwardartsdetroit.org/Programs.aspx?ID=7

And don't forget, check out Rocksteady Disco for Happy Hour every Friday at MotorCity Wine. Always a good time!


EMERGING ARTS LEADERS UPDATES
05.18.15

A lot is happening with our Emerging Arts Leaders Detroit program. Which makes sense because our Steering Committee ROCKS. Here are the main digs:

  • We've launched the first ever survey of emerging arts managers in the Detroit area. By completing it, you are doing a major service for the arts​, ​​and support​ing​ and creat​ing​ a platform for emerging arts leaders in Detroit. Please take 5 minutes to fill it out: http://goo.gl/forms/bkUTLdQJpr​.

  • Come out to our Happy Hour Tuesday, June 2​ from 5:30-7:30​ at H​ello​ Records​ and D​itto​D​itto​​ in Corktown,​ with guest​ speaker​ Simone DeSousa, Owner of Simone DeSousa Gallery. We'll be outdoors if the weather permits!

  • Save the Date! EALD's 2nd major initiative takes place on Saturday, August 15th from 11AM-3PM, Break & Build | Breaking Down Barriers & Building Detroit’s Cultural Landscape. Break and Build is an opportunity for Detroit's cultural network to collaboratively brainstorm about what support structures would benefit them as a whole, and set up the framework to build a stronger collective future. This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.


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