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Royal Oak Art Explored Program Accepting Applications for Public Art Pieces

February 24th 2019

Royal Oak Art Explored Program Accepting Applications for Public Art Pieces (Royal Oak Commission for the Arts, Feb. 24, 2019) Royal Oak, MI – The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts is excited to announce the 2019 Call for Artist for the Art Explored Program. Artists can find further information at www.romi.gov/arts. Artist have until […]

Artober Transforms Hazel Park into Shining Spot for Art and Culture

October 15th 2017

Artober Transforms Hazel Park into Shining Spot for Art and Culture (Cheryl Weiss, Oct. 15, 2017) Hazel Park, MI – The Hazel Park Arts Council has transformed the month of October into “Artober”.  Twenty artists have their work on display at twenty-two locations around the city “for residents and visitors to experience art in a […]

Neighborhoods: Placemaking’s Building Blocks Symposium June 6

April 21st 2017

Neighborhoods: Placemaking’s Building Blocks Symposium June 6 (EVENT page) Birmingham: Announcing a symposium on Neighborhoods: Placemaking’s Building Block June 6 at the Birmingham Community House. Maurice Cox, the Planning Director for the City of Detroit, is our keynote speaker. Mr. Cox will discuss his recent master plans for Detroit’s neighborhoods, including his theory on “20-Minute […]

Harvest Party at Good Neighbor Garden in Ferndale Oct. 8

October 2nd 2016

Harvest Party at Good Neighbor Garden  in Ferndale Oct. 8 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI  – Harvest Party at Good Neighbor Garden  Oct. 8  11am to 2pm   Join us for our annual Harvest Party! This year promises to be the biggest and most fun ever with crafts, workshops, games, and free gifts (while supplies last). […]

MML #6 – State Helps Communities Become Redevelopment Ready

September 29th 2016

–MML #6 – State Helps Communities Become Redevelopment Ready (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 29, 2016) Mackinac Island, MI – Change in communities happens in one of two ways, either with thoughtful planning or by chaos.  Across the state there are communities on the cusp of recovering from the recession of the past decade, and those […]

Oak Park Blossoms with Sunflowers

August 4th 2016

Oak Park Blossoms with Sunflowers (Cheryl Weiss, Crystal Proxmire, Aug. 4, 2016) Oak Park, MI – Oak Park is blooming this summer!  If you walk, ride, or drive through almost any area of the city, you are greeted with spectacular sunflowers in what has become a beautiful community project built on hope and happiness. It […]

MML #5: Making the Economic Case for Place

April 4th 2016

MML #5:  Making the Economic Case for Place (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 4, 2016) Lansing, MI – What do communities need to thrive? This is the question explored in depth by The Michigan Municipal League and Public Sector Consultants in 2015.  They came up with eight elements of prosperous communities, and explored what research had […]