Walk for the Love of Art (and Culture)

Downriver Council for the Arts fundraising event Sept. 26

Heritage Park in Taylor is the perfect location for an early autumn walk! 

This beautiful, well-maintained community park covering 121 acres, features paved walking paths, wooded nature trails, a large pond, pavilion access, restrooms and ample parking. 

The Downriver Council for the Arts is another community gem! 

The DCA is housed at 81 Chestnut in Wyandotte, MI. Although located in Wyandotte, the DCA serves 21 surrounding communities. The unique, historic building has three spacious levels with elevator access. 

Lower and main level amenities include: Resident artist studios, classroom areas for children and adult art workshops, two large art galleries, a commercial kitchen and a well-stocked artisan gift shop. 

The upper level auditorium is the ultimate venue for events such as: DJ/live music concerts, vendor art shows, club meetings, ballroom dancing and yoga/meditation classes, just to name a few. 

The DCA also hosts special indoor and outdoor community events throughout the year.

Support and involvement from the community is vital for the sustainability and growth of this wonderful non-profit organization. 

Walk for the Love of Art (and Culture) at Heritage Park is the perfect event to showcase the DCA and all it has to offer. Heritage Park has a beautiful walking trail and you’ll see artists and performers along the route. It’s a fun way to raise money, increase membership, and make new friends, all in support of the Downriver Council for the Arts.

Walker registration and participation is free and easy. You register to be a walker on the DCA website at www.downriverarts.org. You can also call 734-512-8374, or email president@downriverarts.org. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 22 by 6 p.m,. You can download the donation form from here as well.

Registered walkers with donations totaling $50 or more will receive free raffle tickets at check-in. Raffle prizes include: DCA memberships, child and adult art class instruction/supplies, goodie bags, etc. Raffle to be held at close of event day and walkers need not be present to win.

In order to maintain social distancing and prevent crowding at the pavilion, participants, upon registration, are required to choose a preferred time slot for check-in and walk completion. Masks or face coverings are highly encouraged while on the walking route and should be worn at the pavilion and all other public facilities.

So mark your calendar, register, and call on friends and family for donations starting at just $10. The DCA has a fun filled walk planned for you! Pets on leashes are also welcome!

If you would like to make a donation, but are unable to participate at the event, please visit www.downriverarts.org/events-2/2020artwalk to make a donation online.

The Downriver Council for the Arts is a regional arts and cultural organization representing 21 communities in Southeast Michigan. 

For more than 40 years, the DCA has united artists and communities through a collaborative process to support local artists in the creation of all forms of art that transforms communities and individual lives. Located at the James R. DeSana Center for Arts and Culture in Wyandotte, the DCA has become part of the region’s civic landscape and a source of pride and inspiration for downriver artists and patrons.

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