One of our dancers’ favorite event as they dance to “Danse Macabre” in Woodmere Cemetery along the 5k and 10k route. Nov. 1.
We want to invite our friends to join us at the Day of the Dead Run on November 1st at Southwest Detroit’s General George S. Patton Memorial Park
day of the dead

Living Arts Launched it’s new Teatro Chico performance series on September 6th with a bang!  Fun was had by all beginning with a parade led by the Living Arts Youth Dance Ensemble across the Bagley Pedestrian bridge that spans I-96.  The Detroit Party Marching band joined in on the fun as well as parents, children, community members and even a stilt walker!  And of course there had to be a float!  See more pictures here.

Detroit Party Marching Band during the Parade!

Detroit Party Marching Band during the Parade!


Getting a closer look at the parade float.

Getting a closer look at the parade float.

Join us for the next Teatro Chico performance on December 13th!  Details TBA.

What is the Teatro Chico Performance series?

The Teatro Chico Performance Series is a new initiative of Living Arts that will showcase the talents of local youth and adults over 18th months with a performance event every few months at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (Mexican Town Mercado). Teatro Chico will focus on cultural artists, emerging artists and their audiences, presenting powerful performances for Cinco de Mayo, El Dia de los Muertos, Las Posadas, and other seasonal occasions throughout the year.

In early 2014, in order to increase internal capacity to support our rapidly growing programs, the Living Arts Board decided to institute an organizational re-structuring, which included the transition from a co-executive director leadership structure to a single executive director.  After an extensive search, the board selected former co-executive director Cara Graninger as executive director.  Moving forward under Cara’s leadership, we anticipate continued program growth and impact, improved donor relations and financial outlook,  greater operations and administration expertise on staff, and growth in key partnerships and organizational awareness.

To help accomplish this, Living Arts is posting three additional full-time positions:
Director of Administration, Director of Programs, and Operations manager.

Visit these links for information and application instructions.

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Living Arts is dedicated to strengthening the neighborhoods of Southwest Detroit by cultivating an environment that sparks the imagination and fosters ingenuity through the arts and community development initiatives.

Living Arts is a community-based nonprofit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization.