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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne & Monroe Counties Michigan

Detroit Culture is on the Rise

Mayor Mike Duggan is rebuilding Detroit one neighborhood at a time. His goals have been steadfast: to build population, increase employment and improve residents’ lives. We cannot separate the growth in our city from the growth we want in our arts and culture industry. So, Director of Arts and Culture Rochelle Riley unveiled a new comprehensive arts and culture plan that begins with the creation of the Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship (ACE), a hub for art and culture for the city.

The city is home to the Detroit Institute of Arts, recording artists and murals across the entire city. After meeting for a year with residents, musicians, sculptors and painters, the three goals of the new plan are using arts and culture as catalysts for neighborhood growth; honoring the city’s existing treasures with improved promotion and branding; and partnerships with new and longtime arts programs, artists and residents to increase entrepreneurship.

They also announced the creation of the City of Detroit Arts Fund, a program accepting tax-deductible donations to Detroit arts programs and treasures.