April Arts Dearborn 2023 is a project of the Dearborn Parks & Recreation Commission, Cultural Arts Committee and the Dearborn Community Fund. It includes events at the Padzieski Art Gallery, Rotunda Gallery, Arab American National Museum, City Hall Park and the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.
2023 Mayor’s Arts Awards Nomination Form
The Mayor’s Arts Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25 in Studio A, located in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.
The following awards will be presented during the event:
Artist Performer Award
To be given to a fine arts, literary or performing artist from the greater Dearborn community who has consistently made an impact.
To be given to an arts organization recognized for outstanding contributions to the advancement and support of the arts in the greater Dearborn community.
To be given to individuals, businesses or corporations that have supported excellence in the arts by contributing to an arts organization or to the greater Dearborn arts community.
Arts Educator Award
To be given to an arts educator from the greater Dearborn community who has provided students with exemplary educational opportunities and has shown the importance of the arts through example.
To be given to an individual who, through their volunteerism, has demonstrated significant accomplishment in advancing and supporting the arts in the greater Dearborn community.
NOMINATION FORMS ARE DUE BY MARCH 17, 2023
COMPLETED FORMS AND ALL ACCOMPANYING MATERIALS MAY BE SUBMITTED AS
By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By U.S. mail to DCF/ Mayor’s Arts Awards, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI. 48126
For more information, call (313) 943-5478 or e-mail email@example.com.
City Wide Art Show
The City Wide Art Show will be on display from March 8-April 18 at the Padzieski Art Gallery, located in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. For more information, visit padzieskigallery.org.
Community Connections: The Art of Craft
The Padzieski Art Gallery is hosting an exciting new exhibit called “The Art of Craft” until February 24. Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the artists featured in the exhibit on this edition of Community Connections. Watch the video online.
2023 Dearborn Homecoming at Ford Field Park
Mayor Hammoud announces Dearborn’s 42nd Homecoming Festival will return to Ford Field Park
DEARBORN, MI – On Thursday, Feb. 2, Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud officially announced that the 42nd annual Dearborn Homecoming festival will to its original location at Ford Field Park. The festival will take place August 4-6 of this year.
Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud stated, “I’m thrilled to announce that the Homecoming Festival is coming home to Ford Field Park this year. This decision required a lot of planning and preparation to ensure the viability and longevity of Ford Field as the festival’s home, and I’m grateful to the city workers who helped make it a reality. I’ll see you on the hill!”
Festival planning is well underway, and festival-goers this year can expect many of the same cherished attractions and amenities. The 42-year-old festival was established in 1980 and has been a summer staple in the city ever since. It initially began, in part, as a reunion for graduates of Dearborn’s high schools, and is now an annual tradition that draws visitors from across the region.
In 2020, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic. A smaller series of concerts took place in 2021 and, last year, the festival moved to the grounds of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center to avoid any potential flooding at Ford Field, which is located in a flood plain. According to city officials, significant progress has been made in removing the log jams in the Rouge River that often divert water into the park and exacerbate flooding. Additionally, the several additional months of planning time will allow further progress on flood mitigation in the park. Due to the change in administration, last year’s festival was planned in less than 6 months.
For any businesses or individuals interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor of this year’s event, please visit the official event website at www.dearbornhomecoming.com.
The festival will be open from 12-11 p.m. every day, Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6. More details will be available soon about the entertainment line-up, food, fireworks, and other amenities.
For more information, visit https://www.dearbornhomecoming.com