Friday, April 19, 2013
Residents and local businesses can become “petal pushers” by sponsoring the planting of annual flowers around the city.
Submitted by: Leslie Herrick Spring is in the air, and with it comes the time for planting the many flower beds and planter boxes that occupy public spaces, grace various intersections, and welcome all visitors at the entrances to Dearborn. This year the city of Dearborn, together with the Dearborn Community Fund (DCF), is offering the opportunity for residents and local businesses to become a “petal pusher” by sponsoring the planting of annual flowers. Donated funds will be used for the purchase of plants, bed preparation, upkeep and fall bed maintenance. A variety of sponsor recognition levels are available and range from $50 to $5,000. Sponsors at every giving level will be recognized in a special resolution passed by the Dearborn City …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
RANDOM ACTS OF THEATRE will take place in September in Dearborn.
A new collaboration between the Dearborn Area Theatre Association, the Dearborn Community Fund and the City of Dearborn will result in an evening of eclectic entertainment this September. This alliance, called RANDOM ACTS OF THEATRE, will allow DATA to produce a full evening of entertainment in Studio A at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, at 8 p.m. on Sept. 6 and 7. The collaborative evening of performance provides an opportunity for the many talented people in the Dearborn and Dearborn Heights area to work together to showcase the accomplished and skilled artisans in the Dearborn and Dearborn Heights community. Designed as a way to engage as many talented directors, actors and production staff as possible, RANDOM ACTS OF …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Pockets of Perception group invites community members to help them make tiles for a mosaic wall at Dearborn's new Intermodal Passenger Rail Station.
The Dearborn Community Fund and the high school Pockets of Perception student design team invite the public to “Take Part in the Art” by helping to make tiles for the mosaic wall that will be installed in Dearborn’s new Intermodal Passenger Rail Station. The station is scheduled for completion in late 2013. “Take Part in the Art” workshops will be held in the Mackenzie Fine Arts Building at Henry Ford Community College on Saturday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. The half-hour workshops will be held at 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. All are welcome to participate, however reservations are required and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. To reserve a spot, call the DCF at 313-943-5478. “Pressing clay into …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Severstal North America employees raise funds for new playscape at Morningside Park.
The children that live near Morningside Park on Dearborn’s south side will have a new opportunity for fun with the addition of a new playscape. The large installation was made possible by the employees of Severstal North America, in collaboration with the Dearborn Community Fund, said EmmaJean Woodyard, the executive director of the fund. “What’s great about this is that we were approached by Severstal,” Woodyard said. “They came to us wanting to do something for children in the community. It’s what we like to see from big companies in the community, and we’re thankful for their support.” The Dearborn Community Fund works with organizations within the city to raise money for arts, cultural and recreational programs for residents. The …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Reservations are required for the tour, which will take place Sept. 12. The Aug. 14 scheduled tour has been canceled.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Update: The first Art Connects Dearborn tour, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14, has been canceled. The decision to cancel the tour was announced Monday at 3 p.m. by the Dearborn Community Fund. -------------------------------------------- As part of the Art Connects Dearborn project, the public is invited on a guided bus tour of outdoor art. Traveling on a small bus, participants will learn more about 22 works of art currently on exhibit throughout the community. The tour will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12. On exhibit are the Detroit Institute of Arts' Inside/Out Project reproductions; 12 Midwest Sculpture Initiative pieces; and two Pockets of Perception student design team sculptures. The tour, led by artist and…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The group, sponsored by the Dearborn Community Fund, is currently accepting applications for its 2012-13 team.
Know a creative Dearborn teenager? The Pockets of Perception Project is looking to recruit members for its second student design team. The POP Project brings together 10th-12th graders from different backgrounds, interests and Dearborn high schools to participate in a design project from September 2012-June 2013. This year's team will be comprised of 10 students, selected by the POP Committee from qualified applicants. The first POP Design Team was charged with the goal of creating two interconnected pieces of permanent art for the City of Dearborn. The resulting sculptures, titled We Are One Community, were installed in the spring of 2012 in City Hall Park and the west Dearborn pocket park. More: Watch the dedication of the sculptures on …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Art Connects Dearborn will feature information about the city's many outdoor art exhibits.
Dearborn is a beautiful place–not only because of nature and history, but thanks to a slew of art exhibits across the city. A total of 22 pieces of art–including eight paintings from the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside-Out program and 14 sculptures from the Midwest Sculpture Initiative and the high school P.O.P. Design Team–are on display outdoors to promote art and engage citizens. And now, the Dearborn Community Fund intends to celebrate them all. A launch event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at the Henry Ford Centennial Library. The event is free and open to the public. It is part of the "Art Connects Dearborn!" initiative under the guidance of the Dearborn Community Fund and in partnership with the East Dearborn …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Funds will be used to continue the project's pre-development phase.
The City of Dearborn and Dearborn Community Fund have been awarded a $75,000 grant, the National Endowment for the Arts announced Thursday. The grant is one of 80 Our Town grants being awarded across the nation, totaling a $4.995 million investment in arts-related development projects. Dearborn's grant will be used toward the pre-development process involved with the endeavor to bring Artspace to Dearborn, a collective effort of the DCF, city officials, and the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority. Though the purchase agreement is not set, Artspace and city partners have expressed interest in making the current Dearborn City Hall the project's permanent home. Funding from this grant will help determine the next steps in that …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The 2012 Homecoming festival takes place Aug 3-5.
Dearborn-based nonprofit groups are invited to boost their fundraising efforts by participating in the 2012 Homecoming festival, which attracts about 150,000 people each year. A limited number of food booths still remain in the festival’s Food Court. Festival food is sold by Dearborn charities and nonprofit service clubs, which in turn use the funds raised to give back to the community throughout the year. This opportunity is offered by the nonprofit Dearborn Community Fund, which presents the festival with support from the City of Dearborn. Nonprofits should call the Dearborn Community Fund at 313-943-5478 by June 15 to reserve your booth. The 2012 festival, hosted Aug. 3-5 at Dearborn’s Ford Field Park, features fireworks, main stage …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The night of viewing locally created art is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Dearborn Community Fund will host their annual Multi-Arts Night on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Studio A at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The event–which will feature art, music and creative writing–is free and open to the public. The artwork presented at this event was inspired by 12 sculptures found in various locations across the city through Dearborn’s Art in Public Places Project, a component of the Michigan Sculpture Initiative. Multi-Arts Night highlights include the presentation of award-winning writing and art entered in the 2012 MSI Visual and Writing Contest, and a display of “found object” sculptures and writing pieces created during a series of workshops with elementary students from the Dearborn Public …