April 2, 2018

    By Eden Baniel

    The city of Dearborn is celebrating art by designating April as “Arts Month.” This month-long celebration is designed to showcase the Dearborn community’s rich cultural history and artistic landscape.

    A collaboration  between the Dearborn Recreation Commission Cultural Arts Committee and Dearborn Community Fund, these organizations will co-host this artistic celebration. The festivities will begin with a “Gallery Rally” in which several art exhibits will be open in galleries spread throughout Dearborn. If you have yet to visit Dearborn, this is an exciting opportunity to see installations from local, regional, and national artists.

    The nine galleries included in the “Gallery Rally” are the Sisson Gallery, the Berkowitz Gallery, Green Brain Comics, Rotunda Gallery, The Glass Academy, Art for the Spirit, Arab American National Museum, and the Padzieski Gallery. Many of these remarkable exhibits will be filled with artistic designs of all kinds, including but not limited to photographs, paintings, and historical artifacts. Several businesses within the Dearborn area are also joining in on the celebration by featuring a “Walk Around” photo exhibit, in which the many faces of Dearborn will be represented on store windows.

    More events taking place during Arts Month include a performance from the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra titled “Cartoons and Comics”, in which music from classic cartoons, movie scores, and even video games will be featured. Furthermore, a Youth Arts Festival will take place on April 19 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. This city-wide art exhibit will feature a collage concert and a variety show, and many of the artists performing in these shows will be hosted by local businesses and establishments.

    To learn more about the events taking place during Dearborn’s Arts Month, check out the April Arts Dearborn Facebook events page.

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