Events and Fundraisers
Help Art Road bring art classes back into schools! Join us for special events and fundraisers.
April 22nd from 9 am to 3 pm
ART ROAD'S GREAT LAKES RECYCLED FISH SCULPTURES at the Detroit Zoo for Greenfest Day.
Located outside the Ford Education Building.
Discounted Admission on April 22nd, for each guest that brings a cell phone for recycling will receive a reduced admission price of $9.
Thank You to our "Champion of the Great Lakes" Sponsor, The Reid Family Foundation.
Our Recycled Fish Sculptures will be on exhibition from April 22 to July 9, 2017.
They were created in fall of 2016 with recycled items and found objects from shorelines of the Great Lakes donated by
The Alliance for the Great Lakes. 150 elementary school students from the Charles Wright Academy of Arts & Science along with Todd Patrick of Todd Patrick Design (who was the Lead Designer and builder on the project), along with volunteers from The Michigan Glass Project, Juice Box Studio, and Kensington Woods High School Students.
We educated our art students about the Great Lakes, trash pollution in our lakes (and the effects), and about ways to pick up trash in their own school and neighborhood. Art Road was inspired by Washed Ashore, an organization that creates art to save the sea with their sculptures made with trash that has washed ashore.
Join us Friday April 7th 2017 from 10 am to 1 pm for our 8th Annual Tiger's Opening Day Tailgate Party!
At the Detroit Opera House Parking Lot, 1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI
Hosted for the eighth year by Dan Ryan and College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving!
Entry Fee: $10 or art supplies for Art Road's classroom (construction paper, watercolor paints, glue sticks).
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and Beverages will be provided!
Last year we raised over $1,200 and a truckload of supplies! and the Tiger's Won!
Thank you College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving (especially Dan and Pat) and your gracious
vendors for providing the tailgate supplies!
The Michigan Glass Project Main Event was held on July 22nd through July 24th featuring 100 glassblowers from around the country, 25 graffiti artists and 63 vendors. Master Glassblowers Banjo and Bob Snodgrass were headliners of the week-end long LIVE Glassblowing and Art Making weekend. Last year the event raised over $40,000 for Art Road.
Join us for the following Spring 2016 Events:
April 8th from 10am-1pm:
7th Annual Detroit Tigers Opening Day Tailgate Party & Art Supply Drive
Sponsored by College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving
At The Detroit Opera House Parking Lot 1526 Broadway Street Detroit, MI
Look for the Big Orange Tuck that will be parked in the Detroit Opera House Parking Lot
Entry to Tailgate Party: Art Supplies or Cash donation
Provided: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips and Beverages
Detroit, MI. - March 20, 2012 - For the seventh year in a row College Hunks Hauling Junk will be hosting an Art Supply Drive and Detroit Tigers Opening Day Tailgate on April 8th, to benefit Art Road Nonprofit. The nonprofit organization is Bringing Art Class Back to Schools that lack art in their curriculum in Detroit schools. College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving Truck will be parked at The Detroit Opera House Parking Lot in Detroit from 10 a.m. to 1:00pm and will be accepting all art supply donations or cash donations. Art Road and College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving encourages Tigers Fans to join us for the tailgate and bring art supplies and help us fill entire truck. Art supplies such as glue sticks, watercolors, markers, black and white construction paper, children's scissors, and more.
"Last year we collected and delivered 6 large bins of school supplies for Art Road Nonprofit," said Dan Ryan, owner of College Hunks Hauling Junk. "We want to fill the entire truck this year! I believe every child should have art in their life. Owning a business allows one to bring awareness to worthwhile charities, and we at College Hunks Hauling Junk are thrilled to be associated with a great group like Art Road Nonprofit."
May 12, 2016 from 5pm-10pm:
CHARTREUSE to host an Evening of Kitchen & Cocktails To benefit Art Road Nonprofit - "Bringing Art Class Back To Schools"
CHARTREUSE KITCHEN & COCKTAILS
15 E. Kirby Street Detroit, 48202 Corner of Woodward Avenue and Kirby in beautiful Midtown Detroit
PARKING: Please use Park-Shelton parking garage, which is open during Construction of rail.
Entrance to parking garage is on Woodward Avenue Just north of Chartreuse - parking will be validated.
The event is open to the public and designed to highlight the powerful impact Art Road is making in the lives of children through art.
Please make your dining reservations by calling CHARTREUSE at: (313) 818-3915 and state that you are attending for Art Road. Or make your reservations at: http://www.chartreusekc.com/ (in the comment section when you make your reservation - please put Art Road).
This is not a ticketed event, just a gathering of art lovers - all guests for their bills separately with a percentage of the proceeds to benefit Art Road.
Chartreuse, "Named for the vintage French liqueur - located in historic 1920's building in Midtown." USA TODAY TRAVEL Experience Food and Wine
The evening will feature:
CRAFTED FOOD AND DRINKS to highlight quality ingredients and creativity in the kitchen
UNVEILING OF KITCHEN WARES COLLECTION ART crafted from Chartreuse's recycled kitchen wares by Chartreuse staff, Art Road art students from Charles Wright Academy of Arts & Science and guest artist, Todd Patrick. The Kitchen Wares Collection Art will be on display at Chartreuse to celebrate our collaboration and raise awareness for Art Road.
CHARTREUSE and Art Road share the same passion for creativity, whether it is in the kitchen or the art rooms.
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