ARTS LEAGUE OF MICHIGAN INC

Rating: 4.89 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 7700 Second Ave 6TH Floor Detroit MI 48202 USA

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am delighted with the association between The Guild of Artists & Artisans and the Arts League of Michigan. We have been continually impressed with the quality and talent of their students. In addition, the young artists’ interest in the our event (the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair) is inspiring! I always make sure to stop by the booth and talk with them during the event. I have been so impressed with their presentation skills. I wish I could clone your program and share it with arts
organizations across the nation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Encouraging young students to experience and explore the arts, providing them with opportunities they would not otherwise have.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No suggestions for change.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I recently danced with and for Detroit Dance Party and WADL Detroit. I am an experienced HIp Hop expert, dancer, and performer. I have traveled various prestigious places inside as well as outside of the city of Detroit. I've appeared in various professional videos for amazing artist and organizations. I am excited to be currently working and dancing professional for/with the arts league of michigan. This is a great opportunity for me to continue to build relationships with those that share the same passions that I have for the performing art known as dance.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This organization is best in building relationships with various artist that are not necessarily familiar with the world of hip hop. I enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing familiar faces (persons whom I have worked/danced with in the past).

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would definitely donate more funds to this organization so that more people can be exposed to this organization and what the organization is doing to promote the arts. The arts league of michigan is a great voice in our community!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

This organization focuses on the arts (for all aspects/genres)!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a professional dancer performing with/for the Arts Leaugue of Michigan Inc. It has been a priviledge to work with this organization and experience a comrodery as well as respect amongst the artist. It is great to be surrounded by various persons who are experts in many art forms. To work in an invironment where I am sharing with other professionals is such a wonderful experience to have.

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I have gained more knowldege as well as experience in how vast the artistic community has become upon my return to MI. I recently moved back from New York City and recognized through The Arts League of Michigan Inc. that the arts in MI has vastly grown. It's great that this is reaching the community and has the potential of becoming known not just nationally but internationally as well.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes, I would find a way to get more donors to donate financially to this program because this program is one of the many strong advocates for the arts in MI. I hope to see more renovation as well as development in the arts in MI. I enjoy the Arts League of Michigan and believe this is a great beacon of light for all of the artist who may or may not reside in MI.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

This organization supports and promotes the arts (all aspects of the arts) in an arena where the arts in som many states outside of MI are struggling for support as well as sponsorship to promote the arts.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a professional dance choreographer and mulit-media artists.
Currently I am working with the Arts League of Michigan as choreographer on a project entitle Jo! A Dance Odyssey. The project traces the the history of African American Dance and Music from Africa to the United States, from early West African history to the present.



The Arts League is a phenomenal organization that really makes a difference in the lives of all those who pass through its doors.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The arts league of Michigan has given a platform to explore and create art in a supportive and enriching environment. I have found this experience to be a major boost for my career as an artist living and working in Detroit, MI. I was also given the opportunity to recruit and train other young dancers throughout metro-Detroit.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would bring more donations and support to this organization, so they can continue to provide socially conscious art for the citizens of metro- Detroit and Michigan!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

As founder of Feet On The Street Tours, a company that promotes cultural tourism, it is my pleasure to confirm our support of the Arts League of Michigan. We have been welcomed into the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center on a regular basis, and have benefited from the exhibits, the historical building and renovated park, the arts, music and the knowledgable staff. Our company attracts both visitors and locals-the feedback from our tour goers has been absolutely positive. The Arts League of Michigan deserves a big thank you for their contribution to the city and region and has made a positive impact in assisting our companies mission. If anyone wants to contact me for more information, feel free.

Linda Yellin
www.FeetOnTheStreetTours.com
248-353-8687

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways, bringing in visitors to the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Building

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help support more funding and awareness of the great work and outreach they do to welcome people to the center

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Rating: 5 stars  

With so many artistic expressions under one roof, The Arts League is an invaluable asset for our organizational needs.

From the programs, to the Virgil Carr Cultural Center and to the wonderful staff, Motown Writers Network appreciates the partnership we have with the Arts League of Michigan because of the benefits we have derived over the years.

I personally believe the Arts League of Michigan is a gem for the City of Detroit.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The appreciation of my clients happiness and the enjoyment they get when I've facilitated with the Arts League.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None at all. The staff has been wonderful and I cannot wait to work with them more in future creative collaborations to come.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

from an event they were at in the past

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

to be able to do more for the literary community

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Virgil H. Carr center is a wonderful resource for the city of Detroit. The vision for providing a viable platform for the local artist community is being carried out with gusto and I applaud them for their efforts because the service that they offer is very much needed.

I have held several different events there, and I can honestly say that all of my dealings with the Carr Center have been extremely pleasant experiences. I would like to encourage more organizations with means to support them so that they can continue to serve.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my dealings with them for the various events I have personally conducted there.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it a priority to get the 3rd floor theater completed so that more local artists could produce grass roots productions and classes.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The Arts League of Michigan is hidden gem in the city of Detroit. I am truly grateful to the center because it exposes children to music, art, writing, and much more. The Arts League of Michigan offers children the chance to explore the world of art and creativity. My son has learned how to play the saxophone through the center's mentorship program. Since learning to play the saxophone my son has had the confidence to audition for his school's band...and made the band! I tell everyone I know about The Arts League of Michigan and all it has to offer children and community.

Thank you!!

Kimberly McKay

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son can now play the saxophone, he has added confidence, and is now interested in learning to play the piano.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The organization is great!!

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Arts League of Michigan is great organization that continues to innovate and bridge a gap in urban arts programs. It is an organization that embodies the saying "it takes a village" and works to provide programming that educates and unites the community. And it is an organization that welcomes the public's ideas and artistic entrepreneurial spirit.

Similar to the building it currently occupies, the former German cultural center-the Harmonie Club, the Arts League of Michigan works to preserve the artistic heritage of Detroit and educate the community.

I believe the Arts League is valuable asset to the community because there is no other venue and organization in the region that is dedicated to showcasing and supporting the work of local artists.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their ability to develop programming for youth.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it the resources it needs to elevate its image and increase it's programming and outreach.

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