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Seeing Red: The Power of Color in Art – Dec. 4

November 17th 2012

Learn about the various ways artists employ color—to grab attention and to evoke happiness, sadness, solemnness and awe, among other emotional responses. This one hour presentation is one of many educational and inspiring events…

Art is for Everyone Picks Ferndale for HQ

July 31st 2012

23233 Woodward has a new, but temporary, tenant. The building is the Oakland County Headquarters for the Art is for Everyone Campaign, whose goal is to encourage support of the Aug. 7th ballot proposal to provide taxpayer support for the Detroit Institute of Arts. The millage will cost the owner of a $150,000 home about $15 a year, and the money will be used to operate the museum and its programming.

DIA Millage Facts – Vote is Aug 7

July 23rd 2012

The millage vote takes place on August 7, 2012.

The millage would provide $23 million per year: $10 million in Oakland, $8 million in Wayne and $5 million in Macomb.

In 2009 the DIA reduced its workforce by nearly 20% (more than 60 full and part time positions), and reduced its total operating budget by $9 million

Inside Out: DIA Artwork Comes to Ferndale

June 27th 2012

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has named participating communities for the next round of Inside|Out, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit. The reproductions for this round will be on view from July 3 to Sept. 30. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is sponsoring the program for 2012 and 2013. Ferndale has six pieces up around Downtown, which is also a perfect tie-in to the on-going ARTWN theme.

Attempt to Make DIA Funding Contingent on Other Counties Fails

June 12th 2012

Oakland County Republican Angela River tried to stop the potential new tax that could come if Oakland County voters decide to support a 10 year 0.2 mil property tax to help fund the struggling Detroit Institute of Arts, by proposing an amendment