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Troy Library DIA “Let Me Tell You A Story” March 21

March 16th 2016

Troy Library DIA “Let Me Tell You A Story” March 21 (EVENT page) Troy, MI – DIA Behind the Seen: Let Me Tell You a Story… Monday, March 21, 7–8:30 p.m. Join a specially-trained Detroit Institute of Arts volunteer to explore “Let me tell you a story… Making meaning of the world around us is […]

Canvas Pontiac Awards June 11, 2015

June 4th 2015

Canvas Pontiac Awards June 11, 2015 (event listing, June 3, 2015) Canvas Pontiac Awards Celebration 2015 Awards Program – June 11 5:30-8:30 On June 11 join us to celebrate the live announcements of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.  Our prestigious, seasoned, passionate panel of judges will be announcing this years Grand Award winners for […]

Hidden Stories in Art Presentation April 4

March 30th 2013

The Detroit Institute of Art at the Ferndale Public Library are presenting Hidden Stories in Art, a presentation to enrich attendee’s appreciation of art. The event is Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7pm at the Ferndale Public Library.

Primary Election Results

August 8th 2012

Election Results:

The Arts Millage Passed in all three counties. In Oakland County it passed by 63.68%.

The SMART Bus millage got renewed with 79.24% voting in its favor.

Hazel Parks Schools voters passed two millages, each with about 57% of the vote.

And Helaine Zack has won the Democratic primary for County Commission. She will face Republican Steve Zimberg on November 6. …

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

Re-Creation Unveiled at Affirmations (video)

July 9th 2012

I am an ally for humanity. I use my art as a vehicle to engage people in the art making process, inspire creativity and bring awareness to their cause. In addition to the Affirmations Spring Bash, I was involved with

New Public Art Celebrated at ARTWN – The Event (video)

June 30th 2012

“ARTWN is meant to really highlight and showcase the creative culture of downtown Ferndale,” said DDA Director Cristina Sheppard-Decius. “What we’re doing is installing more public art for everyone to enjoy as well as then bringing attention to our businesses and what they are doing

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

Oakland County Voters to Decide on DIA Support

June 1st 2012

The millage is similar to one approved by voters in 2008, giving the three Counties authority and support to the Detroit Zoo. Other regional arts and education attractions have folded in recent years without stable public support, including the Detroit Science Center and the Bell Isle Aquarium.