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Spring Celebration 2019





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The arts are more than a source of entertainment and pleasure; they are an exceptionally powerful tool for learning.

Studies show that music improves mathematical abilities. Dance enhances spatial awareness and motor skills. Drama promotes communication and provides emotional release. The visual arts encourage decision-making and nurture sensitivity, while creative writing increases verbal skills and engages imaginative effort.


This monthly social-cultural program is for people of all abilities to access community art and cultural activities in the Grand Traverse region.

Art Escapes

The Arts for All Art Escapes program is a school-based art workshop series held in local special education classrooms aimed at enhancing classroom goals through art, music, dance, and drama.

Kids on The Block

Kids on the Block is a traveling puppet show that presents skits on issues of disability awareness, social concerns and medical conditions – an important teaching tool for thousands of area elementary students.


Want to lend a hand, or even a paintbrush?

Whether it’s financial support, in-kind donations, becoming
volunteer, we so appreciate your help.

Donate Now!

Our biggest upcoming need is securing Sponsors and Auction Donations for our Spring Celebration! Read more about those opportunities here!

Check out our wish list if you’d some ideas for general supply donations!

We can’t fulfill our mission and fund our programs without your help.

Shopping on Amazon? Choose Arts for All as your Amazon Smile beneficiary and a portion of each purchase will be donated to us.



For more information about these or other ways to support Arts for All, email us.

Who does your donation help?

Arts for All has been serving the residents of northern Michigan for over 15 years, providing arts-related experiences and opportunities for people of all ability levels, but especially those children and adults with special needs.

Support for the many Arts for All programs comes from individual donations, business donations, sponsorships and grants.

HUGE thanks to our annual sponsors, donors and grantors.

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Spring Celebration 2019

Save the Date for our Spring Celebration!


Student Festival

The Dennos Museum

April 25th, 2019



Spring  Fundraiser

Kirkbride Hall

May 2nd, 2019

Time TBA


Because both events are FUN FOR ALL! 

The Student Festival hosts over 200 local students with disabilities and their peers for a day of art, music, and dance workshops, as well as student performances.

The Spring Fundraiser includes entertainment, student art, a silent auction, heavy appetizers, local beer & wine, and a live auction that will have you on your feet! All proceeds help us provide another great season of art and culture programming!

want to get involved?

We’re currently seeking Sponsors and live and silent auction donations. Check out our Sponsorship Program page to learn more!

A4A provides art programs for students with physical, mental, emotional, developmental, behavioral, and learning disabilities and impairments.

Art opens Doors to:
Alternative communication
Improved interpersonal relationships
Obtaining new skills
Improved graduation rates
Opportunities to be positive community contributors