Dearborn launches April Arts Month celebrating galleries, artists & cultural events across the city

DEARBORN, MICH (WXYZ) -  Art, music, theater - Dearborn has it all!

Arts Dearborn, a month long celebration, shines a spotlight on the rich cultural life that thrives in the community and encourages all to "look, listen, learn."

The celebration begins with "Gallery Rally" week from April 2 - 7. Included are eight galleries and eight exhibits topped off with a self-guided gallery "crawl" on Saturday, April 7. Art galleries include the Padzieski Gallery (Ford Community & Performing Arts Center); Arab American National Museum* (AANM); Artspace; Green Brain Comics, Rotunda Gallery (Centennial Library), Sisson Gallery (Henry Ford College); Berkowitz Gallery (University of Michigan-Dearborn) and the Glass Academy. Installations include work from local, regional and national artists and noteworthy collections. Admission is free at each site. (*AANM admission ticket required.)

You can listen to the award winning Dearborn Symphony at its April 13th "Best of Broadway" POPS concert featuring favorites from 70 years of Tony Award winning musicals along with salutes to Players Guild of Dearborn and Noretta Dunworth each marking 90 year celebrations. . Tickets prices vary and are available for the 8 p.m. performance at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center Box Office or online at .

"Look, listen and learn" more about the arts and their impact on Dearborn students at the annual Youth Arts Festival on April 25 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. Hundreds of students will participate in the city-wide art exhibit that opens at 4 p.m. and collage concert at 7 p.m., offering a fast paced variety show of vocal, instrumental and theater performances. All are welcome, admission is free.

The annual Mayor's Arts Awards on April 10 at 7 p.m. provides an opportunity to learn more about and celebrate individuals, organizations and patrons that promote and support the arts. Admission is free to attend this event coordinated by the Dearborn Community Arts Council (DCAC) in beautiful Studio A at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

A number of local businesses are promoting art in Dearborn by hosting artists in their establishments during April. The Business in the Arts-Artists in Action program provides an opportunity to observe and interact with artists working in a variety of mediums including oil and water color painting, performing music, and rug hooking.

You can view the calendar of events by visiting


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