April Arts Dearborn, a month-long celebration, shines a spotlight on the rich cultural life that thrives across the city and encourages all to experience and enjoy it.
The city-wide arts celebration provides opportunities for all ages to visit, view or engage in a variety of activities intended to help increase appreciation and knowledge of the talent within the city of Dearborn.
As part of the annual initiative, there will be month-long gallery exhibitions around town, together with one-day creative and interactive opportunities and open studio tours. A majority of the activities are free to the public. Some events have a fee associated.
There are three signature events during the month: “Open Studio Hop” on Saturday, April 15 from 1-5 PM where the public is invited to visit three working artist studios.
On Sunday, April 23, “Art Stop at the Center” takes place from 12-5 PM. This is a colorful immersive art installation, clothed figure drawing workshop, demonstrations, hands-on art activities, mini-musical performances, and more.
The month-long celebration will conclude with the Mayor’s Arts Awards on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 PM in Studio A at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. There is no charge to attend or participate in these activities.
A calendar of all of the events is available and lists all activities which are categorized as “Month Long,” “Take Your Time” and “One Day.”
Event calendars are available at the Henry Ford Centennial Library and the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. A printable version is available at: www.dearborncommunityfund.org or www.padzieskigallery.org.
For more information, contact the Dearborn Community Fund at 313-943-5478.
April Arts Dearborn is a project of the Dearborn Recreation Commission/Cultural Arts Committee and the Dearborn Community Fund/Padzieski Gallery in partnership with the City of Dearborn. AAD Sponsor support has been generously provided by: East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, KW Legacy – Michael Phillips Group, Dearborn Federal Savings Bank, Ameriprise Financial-Jim Thorpe, CFP, AWMA, Malek Al-Kabob, and Qahwah House.