Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hamburg - Community Fine Art Fair


Postmark deadline extended to October 2, 2009
Check out entry form and rules at
Nice art fair in their Library.


New! Spotlight Series 1
Thursday, October 1 6-8 pm

Join the Livonia Symphony for a special evening with LSO Music Director/Conductor Volodymyr Shesiuk for an intimate look at the beginning of his career, music influences, experiences as Conductor-in-Residence with the Bolshoi Theater and much more.

Greenmead Historical Park, Alexander Blue Hours
Newburgh Road, south of Eight Mile Road
$30 per person includes wine and appetizers

Reserve now - limited tickets
Call Rose Kachnowski 734.591.0266

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

ArtServe Impacted by State Government Cuts

BREAKING NEWS (as posted by ArtServe): Arts Budget Takes 71% Cut

About an hour ago the General Government Conference Committee released its budget for Fiscal Year 2010, making a near $6 million cut to the grant budget of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, leaving the council with a total grant budget of just under $2.3 million. Additionally, the council's staff was cut from five full time employees to two.

The only upside to the report was that the committee rejected the Governor's recommendation to use grant funding for capital planning as well as a $1,000 application fee. The committee revised the council's boilerplate language to allow it to redesign a grant program that fits its funding.

We will now strictly focus our efforts in an attempt to be inserted into any revenue enhancement enacted by the Legislature as well as advancing Senate Bill 263. While we have made some inroads, there is still much work to be done on both as we continue towards our goal of recapitalizing the MCACA. Your continued advocacy will be vital to the eventual advancement of any option that provides sustainable funding to the state arts council.

If you haven't already, please take a minute to click the link below to send a pre-drafted email to your elected officials asking them that, if a revenue enhancement is unavoidable, they consider a proposal to dedicate a small portion to recapitalize the MCACA.

Overall, I know you all are just as upset and disappointed as I am. I know that, between ArtServe's work as well as your incredible advocacy at the grassroots level, we have done all that we could have over the past 9 months to fight the Governor's recommendation to nearly eliminate the state arts council. I think there's a lot to say that we have survived - even though with only $2.3 million. The bottom line is that we are able to survive to fight another day and that fight will surely endure.

My thanks to all of you for your incredible advocacy efforts as well as your continued support!

As always, if you have any comments or questions please feel free to reply to this email or call me directly at 248-379-5897.


Mike Latvis

Detroit - Cultural Passport

The purchase of a single passport will grant access to six performances presented by seven metro Detroit cultural organizations, including Wayne State's very own Hilberry Theater.

Enjoy meeting the artists, experience backstage tours of the venues and find access to a new group of adventurous people. Support the Hilberry Theater and the arts in Detroit for an exceptionally low price. To purchase your passport, go to:

This message is brought to you by the Office of the Dean, Colege of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Livonia - Call for Art

The Livonia Arts Commission proudly announces a Call to Enter their 12th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition being held from November 1 to November 28, 2009 in the Fine Arts Gallery on the second floor of Livonia's Civic Center Library.

Over $2000 in prizes will be awarded. Roumen Boudley, an internationally recognized and award-winning artist and educator, will be Jurist.

All artists living or working in Michigan are invited to submit up to five entries. There is a nonrefundable fee of $30 for the first two, and $10 for each additional entry. Submissions must be postmarked no later than October 3, 2009.

For a Prospectus please e-mail your name and address to or call Community Resources at 248.466.2542.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Clinton Township - Festival of the Senses

Check out Festival of the Senses at the Clinton Township Civic Center. This event celebrates art, music, food theater and literary works.

Stop to visit the booth for my colleague Sara at Unique Graphics and Gifts.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Grand Rapids - ArtPrize Opening

Meet me at Biggby of downtown Grand Rapids for an ArtPrize reception.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Festival of the Senses
Celebrating Art, Music, Theater & Literary Works

Saturday, September 26, 2009 10am-5pm
Sunday, September 27, 2009 10am-5pm

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mt. Clemens - Anton Art Center LIVE ART DEMOS

18th Annual ArtParty
5:30 - 8 pm on Thursday 9/24/09

Don’t miss a spectacular ArtParty, Co-Chaired by AnnMarie Anton and Maria Cardasis-Malliaras. This year’s event will feature dozens of caterers and restaurants, along with a silent auction, entertainment by Rennie, plein air painting demonstrations by area artists. Tickets are required at $40 per person.

125 Macomb PlMt Clemens, MI 48043-5650
(586) 469-8666

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Art Prize Voting Begins

Voting runs from Sept 23 - Oct 10. Check out my entry at

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Northville - First Presbyterian Church Juried Art Show

Sharing the Gift...First Presbyterian Church of Northville

Juror: Glen Mannisto
Jurors Choice Award $300
Art Intake Sept. 27 for jurying
All Media Show Oct. 2-9

Monday, September 21, 2009

Detroit - DIA Big Art Sale

Mark your calendars for October 1 and 2, 2009, because the Big Art Sale is debuting in Detroit! The Detroit Institute of Arts and DuMouchelle Art Galleries are giving you the opportunity to support the museum, while also purchasing high-end art pieces. The invite-only Preview Night party, October 1, will feature a live and a silent auction. The live evening auction on October 2 will be open to the public. Daytime viewing will be available on both days, along with online viewing and pre-bidding in the weeks preceding the auction. Auction items will include donated fine art, such as paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, ceramics, jewelry, tapestries, carpets, small scale furniture, decorative service pieces and crystal. If you are interested in donating a piece of art to the Big Art Sale, please use our item donation form. Have questions? Call (313) 833-6760 or email

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Birmingham/Bloomfield - Art Center Classes

BBAC Youth Classes Begin the Week of Sept 21st
There's still time to sign u!

Is art essential for your child? Or are you looking for an authentic creative outlet for children?

Phone 248.644.0866 to Register


Sundays at the Center: Small Art
Studio 1 Drop-In Workshop
Sept 20th and 27th 1-4
$5 non-members

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Royal Oak - Fashions in Metal and Art

We hope you can attend the premiere social event of the season! Fashion in Metal and Art September 19, 2009 7 pm at 400 S. Main St. Royal Oak, MI
248 379 9997 RSVIP

Friday, September 18, 2009

Northville - Plein Air Painting FREE

Plein Air Artists Painting
Victorian Models in the Art House Gardens
September 19, 9-4 p.m.
Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady Street

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Detroit - Vote 4 The Best

Winners of the annual WDIV contest, Vote 4 the Best are announced today!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Oxford - Call for Art

Entry form:

Margot's Gallery & Frame
Creatures Great and Small
Mixed Media
Oct 2-23, Drop off Sept 18-25
5 S. Washington Street
Oxford, MI 48371

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Detroit Opening!s

Be sure to take note of the local e-mail publication "Opening!s" by J. H. Dozier for the word on where to find the hottest local art events.

To receive these announcements, send an e-mail to with "add me to Opening!s distribution" in the subject line.

Also, the affiliate web site is

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Livonia - Call for Art

12th Annual Livonia Exhibition of Fine Arts-All Media

Display Dates: Nov 1-28
Juror: Roumen Boudev
Deadline: Oct. 3 Postmark
Awards Best of Show: $750 and others
Pick up forms at Livonia City Hall (0n 5 mile - east of Farmington), VAAL, Livonia Library
or contact Livonia Fine Arts Exhibition

Community Resource Dept
33000 Civic Center Drive
Livonia , 48154

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Detroit - Dally in the Ally

32nd annual Dally in the Alley - TODAY

Festival hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Rain date is Sunday. Admission is free. For more:

Here's what the FreeP has to say:

Friday, September 11, 2009

Detroit - MOCAD Event

MUSIC and PERFORMANCE: Friday, September 11, 2009 at 7PM
Caroliner with Apetechnology
Admission: $6.00 All ages are welcome

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Amherstburg Ontario - Shores of Erie Wine Festival

Once again, the Shores of Erie International Wine Festival is here! Check it out Sept 10-13

In addition to the wine, there will be entertainment, culinary demos, food and more!

Samples of the music lineup:
Bedouin Soundclash
The Stills
Serena Ryder
Kathleen Edwards

Detroit - Gallery 555 View and Movie Night

As posted at:

Thursday's View and Movie Night - Fine Art Show
Host: 555 Gallery and Studios
Type: Music/Arts - Exhibit
Network: Global
Price: Movie $3
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 555 Gallery and Studios
Street: 5716 Michigan Ave.
City/Town: Detroit, MI
Phone: 888.495.ARTS

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Northville - Call for Art

Sharing the Gift within You
First Presbyterian Church Northville

Deadline Form and fees Sept. 17
Art Intake Sept. 27
Oct. 2 - Oct. 10
Juror: Glen Mannisto- CCS/Metro Times
Juror's Choice Award $300, and others

For More Information:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rochester - Art and Apples

September 11-13 visit Rochester at its best for Arts and Apples as presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts.

The acclaimed Art & Apples Festival was founded in 1965 and has subsequently grown into one of the Top 30 Festivals in the Nation! Seventeen years after its inception, the festival's founders took proceeds earned from the event and established Paint Creek Center for the Arts.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Detroit - Book to Film Panel & Networking

Book To Film Panel & Networking - Detroit
How to Change Your Book to Screen

Host: Motown Writers Network
Price: FREEE
Date: Friday, September 11, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: The Java Exchange
Street: 440 Buroughs in TechTown
City/Town: Detroit, MI
Phone: 313.822.6456


Speak to Industry Professionals on How to Change Your Book to Screen Hosted by The Trinity Film Festival Coalition and Motown Writers NetworkFREE TO PUBLICUpdates posted at:

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Grosse Pointe - Call for Art

Calling all artists 9/3/2009

More than $2,000 in prizes is available for Michigan artists in University Liggett School’s first fine arts competition and juried arts show.

The show will be jurored by Detroit artist and College for Creative Studies professor Gilda Snowden. Art historian Dennis Alan Nawrocki will provide a lecture, "Stalking Public Art in Metro Detroit," as part of the exhibition’s series of events that run Nov. 6 and 7.
To enter or for show rules and regulations, download the Liggett Celebrates Michigan Artists entry form from the link below. All entries must be postmarked by September 17, 2009. For more information, contact Jim Pujdowski at or 313-884-4444 ext. 366.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Holly - Renaissance Festival

Weekends and Labor day through October 4

There is a special event for supporters of local produce and art - the Harvest Market on September 26th & 27th. Don't miss the amazing arts and crafts from local artists, delicious local produce and great deals from other local businesses!

For more information and a schedule of special events:

Hamtramck - Labor Day Festival

September 4-7
Free Admission! Free Parking!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pontiac - Arts, Beats & Eats

Celebrating 12 years of art, cuisine, music and humanity thruought downtown Pontiac.

Sept 4-7
Friday: 11am-10pm
Saturday: 11am-10pm
Sunday: 11am-10pm
Monday: 11am-8pm

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Detroit - Jazz Festival

Downtown stretching for several city blocks from Hart Plaza to Campus Martius September 4-7.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Detroit - Call For Art

Join DAMNED II on Oct 29 and 30 at Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Gallery (Detroit) for the largest assembly of sinister, controversial, macabre and dark fine art from across the nation. This is NOT Halloween themed art but a submergence within the shadowed realm of consciousness - from deeply depraved to downright disturbing. Art that captivates, repulses, intrigues and disturbes!

Artists of ALL MEDIUMS are invited to submit their work for review.
Deadline to submit - Sept 25
No fees!
For complete submission info, visit the DAMNED website at

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

ArtPrize Announces its Event Schedule

Check here for the schedule:

Voting begins September 23
Vote for me at:

Rochester - Michigan Animal Rescue League Donations of Art

Vitkay Visions, LLC has agreed to curate the Yappy Hour event benefitting the Michigan Animal Rescue League on October 8. The event will be held from 6-9 pm in Rochester and all money raised goes directly to this organization. If interested, please respond to with interest in donating animal-themed artwork for this event. All donating artists will be granted free admission to this event.