Music and Art

Escaping Pavement Free Concert in the Park Aug.22

August 18th 2014

Escaping Pavement Free Concert in the Park Aug.22 (Compiled, Aug. 18, 2014)   The Ferndale Arts and Cultural Commission is getting ready for their second free Concert in the Park on Friday Aug. 22. Escaping Pavement, an alternative country band, will be playing from 7-9 at Kulick Community Center (1201 Livernois, Ferndale). There will be […]

Hazel Park Art Fair Aug. 23-24

August 10th 2014

Hazel Park Art Fair Aug. 23-24 (press release, Aug. 10, 2014) The Hazel Park Art Fair (HPAF) strives to provide a high quality community nonprofit event where all sales profits remain with the participants and community as a whole in an effort to promote our neighborhoods and support charitable work through donations. Our goal is […]

Oak Park Gets their Summer Fest On!

August 6th 2014

Oak Park Gets their Summer Fest On! (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 6, 2014) Oak Park Summer Fest grew in its second year, with families and guests of all ages taking part in the two-day event.  Local artists showcased their work. The Oak Park Public Library had its used book sale.  Music and other performances graced […]

DIY Festival Could Be Back on for Sept 12- 14

August 3rd 2014

DIY Festival Could Be Back on for Sept 12- 14 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 3, 2014) Pending event planning approval, the DIY Festival will be scheduled for Sept. 12-14. In the spring, DIY 2014 was cancelled due to upcoming large scale road improvements. The construction plans did not work out due to bidding coming back […]

Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8

July 29th 2014

Ferndale Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8 (FPL Press Release, July 29, 2014) The Ferndale Public Library, located at 222 E. 9 Mile, is seeking animal-themed art for an upcoming exhibit called Menagerie. Submissions in any variety of medium are encouraged, including photography, painting, drawing, relief prints and sculpture. The display case will […]

Oak Park Summer Fest Aug. 2-3

July 28th 2014

Oak Park Summer Fest Aug. 2-3 (OPACC Press Release, July 28, 2014) The City of Oak Park, MI is having its first Annual Summer Fest August 2-3, 2014. To build upon last year’s one day Art Fair and Summer Splash, the Summer Fest will be a two day event the first weekend of August. This […]

Oak Parkers Make Adire Elecko in Arts and Cultural Class

July 20th 2014

Oak Parkers Make Adire Elecko in Arts and Cultural Class (C. Proxmire, photos Ron Warren, July 20, 2014) The classic technique of Adire Elecko cloth art has found its way to Oak Park as part of the Oak Park Arts and Cultural Commission’s Third Thursday program. Participants learned the resist dye technique from artist Eileen […]

2014 Pig & Whiskey Packs Downtown Ferndale

July 19th 2014

2014 Pig & Whiskey Packs Downtown Ferndale (C. Proxmire, July 19, 2014) The annual Pig & Whiskey Festival continues through the weekend as thousands of people pack Downtown Ferndale for the event.  The three-day celebration of booze, BBQ and bands brings people of all ages together.  This year Heartless Bastards and Goober and the Peas […]

Music in the Park Makes a Comeback at Kulick

July 19th 2014

Music in the Park Makes a Comeback at Kulick (C. Proxmire, July 19, 2014) It’s been over six years since free concerts regularly graced the parks of Ferndale.  The effort was revived Friday by the Ferndale Arts and Cultural Commission, who presented Ryan  Dillaha and the Miracle Men at the Kulick Center Park. Ferndalians of […]

Black History Museum Presents Burlesque at the Wright July 25

July 17th 2014

Black History Museum Presents Burlesque at the Wright July 25 (press release, July 17, 2014) The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is a pioneering one. African American History in the World. The Wright hosts everything from Detroit’s African World Festival, to plays and lectures. But never before have they hosted something as […]