Art Road Press

April 23, 2013
Art Road is featured in Amy Kuras' article in the model D web site:
"City kids: Community partnerships, creative classes" Read the article >>

April 21, 2013
KIDS IN THE HOOD: STUDENT ART EXHIBITION By the The Heidelberg Project and Art Road

May 11th from 12 - 4 p.m.
at The Number House 3632 Heidelberg Street, Detroit


The Heidelberg Project's Art, Community & Environmental Education (ACE2) program is connecting the dots with Art Road to unveil artwork created by students in our art programs. Download PDF to Read More >>

April 7, 2013
Carol Hofgartner's LIVE radio interview with eTown.  Carol won the eTown
E-Chievement Award and will have over 300 stations across the USA broadcasting about Art Road!  

Broadcast days & times are:
Ann Arbor  WQKL-FM  107.1 FM Sunday April 7th from 5-6 am.
Detroit Metro Area  WQKL-FM  107.1 FM Sunday April 7th from 5-6 am.
Detroit/Windsor CIDR-FM  93.9 FM Sunday April 7th from 9-10 pm.
check out for webstreams and podcasts.


September 7, 2012
Art Road's Participation in the 2012 Village Fest noted in local media

For more on the Village Fest, visit the Grosse Pointe News, Detroit Free Press and

August 23, 2012
Art Road to participate in Grosse Pointe's Hill Racing Fest and Auction

"Kercheval on the Hill is closed to motor vehicle traffic from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, for the sixth annual Racing For Kids to the Hill street festival and charity auction. The free fair is 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event gets its name from Racing For Kids, a national charity based on the Hill that uses the popularity of motorsports to generate awareness and funding for children's health care institutions."

Art Road will have its 53-foot-long custom art classroom on wheels at the event. Read article (download jpg) >

June 19, 2012
Mercedes Benz Financial Services pARTnership with Cranbrook, local grade schools and employees spurs creativity

"Ever heard of a pARTnership? Mercedes Benz Financial Services sure has. Every year the Farmington Hills-based operation holds the Experiencing Perspectives program, which shows off employee art, art from graduate students at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and art from some Detroit public schools. MBFS’s support of the non-profit Art Road project finds and encourages those emerging artists early on. Art Road provides special arts activity classes, including supplies and an instructor, at no cost to elementary schools that lack art programs."

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May 31, 2012
"Truck brings art lesson to DPS students" article in The Detroit News

"Art lessons took place Thursday inside a 53-foot semi-trailer parked outside Spain Elementary, brought to the school by Art Road, a nonprofit organization that provides arts activity classes, including supplies and an instructor at no cost to elementary schools that lack art programs.

The trailer, donated by MRA, a company in the business of experiential tours and equipment known for its Museums in Motion vehicles, expands to 22 feet and has been stocked with tables, chairs, lights, art supplies and several volunteers who helicopter around tables, asking students to talk about their drawings and offering encouragement."

From The Detroit News:

May 14, 2012
Art Road founder Carol Hofgartner was interviewed by Michigan Nightlight, an online source of illuminating ideas for children. The article focuses on her ideas for leadership and ways to improve access to art instruction for children in southeastern Michigan. Read more >>



April 26, 2012
Art Road Student Art Shares Stage with Cranbrook Graduate Student Art at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services "Experiencing Perspectives" Read more: download pdf >>

March 22, 2102
Founder and Executive Director of Art Road, Carol Hofgartner, named Honoree for Exemplary Leadership. Leadership Oakland recognized exemplary leaders at the 7th Annual "Taste of Leadership Oakland" event.

Read more: download PDF >

February 8, 2012
Junior League of Detroit has 'a heart for art' at

October 14, 2011
The Importance of Art Ed by Carrie Foster at

October 13, 2011
The Light Bulb Moment by Stephen Hofgartner at

October 12, 2011
Highlights from Art Class by Carol Hofgartner at

September 29, 2011:
Thoughts about TEDx by Carol Hofgartner at

February 20, 2010:
Art Road revives class free of charge for Rosedale Park school

From The Detroit News

June 29, 2009:
Campers make artwork for Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe

Art Road students decorated a glass panel during a special Art Road camp at Edison Elementary School in Detroit.

Dr. Anne Marie McCarren, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, was instrumental in creating this opportunity. Her donation to the Beaumont Foundation made possible the Art Road Nonprofit Art Camp and the glass artwork created by the students and artist Todd Patrick.

The panel will be used in an original piece of art that is on display in Patient Registration at the Grosse Pointe hospital.