and is a community resource for Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and Downriver — places to go, things to see and more.

Throughout this site, we've included information about service and nonprofit organizations; fraternal groups; health agencies; senior citizen clubs; houses of worship; schools; recreational activities; municipal, county, state and federal offices; and more.


Art Galleries

Downriver Council for the Arts Gallery; 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte 48192; 1-734-720-0671.

Glow Fish Studios; 2840 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte 48192; 1-734-552-6323; Vanessa and Bruce Morse, owners.

Healing the Heart through Reiki and Art; 2955 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte; 1-734-673-0079.

Patricia Izzo Studio; 3024 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte 48192; 1-734-347-0987.

River's Edge Gallery; 3024 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte 48192; 1-734-246-9880.

Sharon Sims Studio Gallery; 9954 Lincoln, Taylor 48180; 313-295-1555.

Arts Organizations

Acanthus Art Society; Meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Downriver Council for the Arts, 81 Chestnut St., Wyandotte.; 1-734-512-8374; Jan Dunbar.

Art Ambience; 1-734-283-8708; Betty Hajkus, president.

Artistic Creators Guild; 1-734-284-0062.

Artists' Society of Dearborn;; Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn 48126; 1-313-278-7061; David Gorden.

Dearborn Area Theater Association; The Dearborn Area Theatre Association is a nonprofit organization that supports and encourages community and scholastic theater. DATA offers annual memberships for $10, which helps support scholarships, awards and more; Greg Viscomi, president.

Dearborn Community Arts Council; Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn 48126; 1-313-943-3095; Ralph Valdez, executive director.

Dearborn Community Fund; The nonprofit group supports cultural and recreational organizations, activities and projects communitywide or at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center; Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn 48126; 1-313-943-5478; EmmaJean Woodyard, executive director.

Downriver Arts & Crafts Guild; Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Southgate Veterans Memorial Library, 14680 Dix-Toledo. The guild has a Facebook page; 1-734-777-6109; Maureen Keast.

Downriver Council for the Arts; Downriver Council for the Arts is a non-profit, regional arts organization working to enrich the quality of life in the Downriver communities by advocating and promoting the arts and providing opportunities for involvement and participation in arts and cultural activities; James R. DeSana Center for Arts and Culture, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte 48192; 1-734-720-0671; Erin Suess, Executive Director.

Downriver Poets and Playwrights Literary Group; Group meets from 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Bacon Memorial Library, 45 Vinewood St., Wyandotte.; 1-734-671-2135; Mono D'Angelo.

Heritage Decorative Artists of Southeast Michigan; A chapter of the National Society of Tole & Decorative Painters. Meets at the Westfield Activities Center, 2700 Westfield, Trenton; 1-313-388-3943.

Romulus Arts Council; 11111 S. Wayne Road, Romulus 48174; 1-734-955-4533.

Taylor Cultural Arts Commission/Friends of the Taylor Cultural Arts Commission; 22805 Goddard Road, Taylor 48180.

Wayne County Community College District Association of Artists; 21000 North Line Road, Taylor 48180; 1-313-715-8010; Carl Kamulski, adviser.

Childrens Theater

Dearborn Youth Theatre; Dearborn Recreation Department Fine Arts Division, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn 48126; 1-313-943-2354; Mary Bremer, artistic director.

Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center; 1-734-671-2202; Noel Jackson, president.

Dream Machine Performing Arts Academy, Carey Ann's Clown Caravan and Dream Machine Family Concerts; 17841 Poplar, Riverview 48193; 1-734-285-3492; Carol Ann and Roland Owens.

ShowBiz Family Theatre; Directors Kamy Moss and Julia Doddie.

Southgate Community Players; The Young People's Theater; 1-734-282-4727.

Community Theater Troupes

Arab Theatrical Arts Guild; Ray Alcodray, artistic director.

Downriver Actors Guild; Theater on the Avenue; 2656 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte 48192; 1-313-303-5269; Deborah Aue, directors.

Henry Ford Community College Theater Department; MacKenzie Fine Arts Building, 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn 48128; 1-313-845-9817; George Popovich, department head.

Midsummer Thespian Project; summer performances; Woodhaven High School auditorium, 24787 Van Horn Road, Brownstown Township; 1-734-783-3333 or 1-734-925-0952.

Open Book Theatre Company; Penelope's Venue; 12219 Dix-Toledo Road, Southgate 48192; 1-734-288-7753; Krista Ewbank, director.

Players Guild of Dearborn; 21730 Madison, Dearborn 48124; 1-313-561-8587.

PS.-Center Stage Players; The group offers productions for children and adults; Performances at the Josephine Brighton Work Skills Center, 4460 18th St., Wyandotte; 1-734-285-8107; Penny Lynn Siler, director.

Southgate Community Players; P.O. Box 1090, Southgate 48195; 1-734-282-4727.

The AKT Theatre Project; Performances at the James R. DeSana Arts and Cultural Center, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte; 1-734-258-8370; Angie Ferrante, director.

TNT Productions; Dinner theater performances at the James R. DeSana Arts and Cultural Center, 81 Chestnut St., Wyandotte.andotte; 1-734-626-8395; Tim Wojtala, director.

Wyandotte Community Theatre; performances at James R. DeSana Arts and Cultural Center, 81 Chestnut; P.O. Box 135, Wyandotte 48192; 1-734-775-9635 (tickets).


Ballet Americana; Its Nutcracker is with the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra every year at the Dearborn Performing Arts Center; guest artists from New York City Ballet; 22805 Goddard Road, Taylor 48180; 734-374-3904; Patricia Squire Lorenz, Artistic Director.

Beverly Morrison School of Dance; This studio has been in business for 40+ years in Wyandotte; 1518 Ford Avenue (Northline), Wyandotte 48192; 1-734-283-1066.

Dance Avenue; 14270 Eureka Road, Southgate 48195; 1-734-759-3102; Jessica Hall and Sarah Thaut.

DanceSport Academy of Michigan; 23666 Park, Dearborn 48124; 1-313-724-3262; Pamela Preczewski and Alex Young.

Dearborn Ballet Theatre Inc.; 1-313-563-2488; Loni Lane.

Dearborn Dance Academy; 22023 Outer Drive, Dearborn 48124; 1-313-274-6070; Patricia Damian.

Full Circle Dance Company; resident dance troupe at Henry Ford Community College; 1-313-845-6314; Diane Mancinelli.

Great Technique Dance Academy; 1412 Eureka Road, Wyandotte 48192; 1-734-28-DANCE; Seth Miller.

Grosse Ile Academy of Dance/Metro Shores Ballet Co.; 8205 Macomb, Grosse Ile 48138; 1-734-676-7233; Dawn Greene.

In Focus Dance Center; 2034 Ford Ave., Wyandotte 48192; 1-734-288-8433; Yvonne Diaz.

Jeannie Zimbalatti's School of Dance; 2211 N. Beech Daly Road, Dearborn Heights 48127; 1-313-565-3600; Jeannie Zimbalatti.

Lincoln Park Dance Company; 3240 Ferris, Lincoln Park 48146; 1-313-386-1817; Lisa Allai Stop.

Noretta Dunworth School of Dance; 3311 S. Telegraph Road, Dearborn 48124; 1-313-563-2488; Noretta Dunworth.

Polish Alliance Dancers of Dearborn; 1-313-581-3181; Christine Kryszko.

Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Tatry Dancers; Email:; 1-313-274-0183; Rose Ann Lackey.

Prysm School of the Arts; Home to the Anuenue and Visible Spectrum Repertory dance companies. It's in St. Martha Catholic Church; 18200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn 48124; 1-313-737-2033; Janeen Bodary.

Sandy Adams School of Dance; 1-313-277-6698.

Sherry's Academy of Dance; 23752 West Road, Brownstown Township 48183; 1-734-654-2915; Sherry Blaha.

Sickle's Dance Gallery; Classes are offered through the Dearborn Public Schools for pre-school thru advanced dancers for residents & non-residents. 45 years in Dearborn Community.; 1-313-806-1463; Christine Sickle.

Southeastern Classical Ballet/Dance Grosse Ile; 9505 Groh Road, Hangar 2, Grosse Ile 48138; 1-734-362-0880.

Taylor Dance; Its Nutcracker is with the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra every year at the Dearborn Performing Arts Center; guest artists from New York City Ballet; 22805 Goddard Road, Taylor 48180; 1-734-374-3904; Joy Squire, Director.


Downriver Town Hall Lecture Series & Celebrity Luncheons; P.O. Box 2131, Riverview 48193; 1-734-783-9224; Mary Jarosz, director.


Dearborn Community Chorus; 1-313-943-2354; John Haury, director.

Dearborn Symphony Orchestra; 1-313-565-2424; Kypros Markou, conductor/music director.

Dearborn Youth Symphony; 1-313-943-2354, ext. 5538; Tim Cibor, conductor/artistic director.

Downriver Community Band; P.O. Box 853, Allen Park 48101; 1-734-783-9348; Patrick Jensen, conductor.

Downriver Community Voices; 1-313-575-0642; Aaron Kaleniecki, director.

East River Folk Society; performances: First United Presbyterian Church of Wyandotte, 2250 Oak St.; P.O. Box 423, Wyandotte 48192; 1-734-782-0907.

Fair Lane Music Guild; 1-313-593-5330.

Friends of the Dearborn Symphony; 1-313-565-2424.

Friends of the Opera of Michigan; 1-313-582-0997; Quinto Milito, artistic director.

Motor City Brass Band - Dearborn Concert Series; 248-788-6618; Craig Strain Music Director, Conductor.

Motor City Youth Brass Band;; Bona Opatich.

Seaway Chorale & Orchestra; P.O. Box 597, Trenton 48183; 1-734-676-9504.

Sweet Adelines-Heritage Chapter; 13770 Edison, Southgate 48195; 1-734-281-4798; Jackie Todd.

Sweet Adelines-River Raisin Chorus; 1-734-676-6282 or 1-734-671-6269.

Taylor Community Chorus; c/o Taylor Cultural Arts Commission, 22805 Goddard Road, Taylor 48180; 1-313-291-7893; Mark Ennis, director.

Vanguard Voices and Brass; 1-313-317-6566; Kevin Dewey.

Women's Barbershop Singing; 1-734-676-6282.