Monday, September 10, 2012
The design phase of the project will be supported by grant and East Dearborn DDA funding.
Representatives from the national Artspace initiative were in Michigan last week as the arts-based real estate developer and local partners begin the search for an architectural firm that will begin the design phase of the Dearborn project. The project, set to be located in what is now Dearborn City Hall, could provide live-work space for more than 30 local artists, based on a survey by Artspace. The city in April approved a letter of intent to negotiate the sale of the building to Artspace. More: Dearborn Advances Toward Sale of City Hall to Artspace According to Senior Vice President of Consulting and Strategic Partnerships Wendy Holmes, the building could also include a performance space in what is now the City Council Chambers, and …
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 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 …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Alexander Zonjic & Friends will kick off the series of outdoor concerts.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Tickets are still available for the fashion fundraiser happening Monday, June 25, in support of Dearborn resident Melissa Kania, who recently had a liver transplant.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The downtown concerts are a popular draw during July and August in City Hall Park.
Jazz on the Ave will return this summer to Dearborn's City Hall Park. The lineup for the east downtown summer concert series–just announced by the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority–will include standard favorites such as Alexander Zonjic, as well as contemporary sounds like nu jazz favorites Four80East. The concerts will be held Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. They are free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and stake out a good spot for great music in the park. Concerts will be held outdoors, rain or shine. New this year, the EDDDA will be showcasing several neighborhood restaurants at each concert who will be selling their food at booths in the park. Or, check out a local restaurant in east downtown. Learn…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Melissa Kania, who works with the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, needs help covering medical bills for a liver transplant.
In 2011, Dearborn resident and East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority Executive Assistant Melissa Kania had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic prescribed to her. This allergic reaction has caused her to have vanishing bile duct syndrome, and more than a year later, she is in need of a liver transplant. Though Kania is high on the waiting list, her family and friends are looking to make sure that finances are not a problem as she recovers, and are hosting two fundraisers to help. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held for Kania on June 2 at St. Mary’s School, located at 10601 Dexter-Pinckney Road in Pinckney. According to the Kania family, “We are looking for you all to join us so that we can get Melissa the medical care she …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Taste of Dearborn-East took hundreds of attendees to 13 restaurants on the east end of town Wednesday night.
Taste of Dearborn-East brought out hundreds of hungry ticket-holders to Dearborn Wednesday night to get a taste of the city's best restaurants. Attendees walked or drove around town to sample cuisine from 13 diverse restaurants, including Fuego Grille, M & M Cafe, Milan's Pizza and more. Add your Tate of Dearborn-East photos to our gallery!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Popular musician Alexander Zonjic took the stage Wednesday for the first in a series of east Dearborn concerts.
The East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority's Jazz on the Avenue kicked off Wednesday with a performance by jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic. Zonjic performed to a crowd of hundreds in City Hall Park. The series continues Wednesday, July 20, with a performance by Universal Xpression. For more information on the series, visit www.eastdowntowndearborn.com.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Five things you need to know to start your day in Dearborn.
Ready to start your day? Here's what you need to know. 1. Still without power? Thankfully, today will be much cooler, according to the National Weather Service. High temps will top out around 77 degrees. A moderate wind and sunny skies will persist all day. 2. When you head to lunch (or dinner) today, be sure to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings in west Dearborn. They're hosting a fundraiser all day for Lillian Haux, a little girl in need of a liver transplant. Read Lillian's story here. 3. Green Brain Comics is hosting a signing with Identity: The Chronicles of Abu Darnell authors Jennifer Rose Evans and Rashad Woods. The signing will be followed by a monthly Green Brain Comic Jam, which features two or more artists collaborating on drawing or …