Arts for All Celebration

Our annual Arts for All Celebration will be Thursday, May 4, at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City.
In the morning there will be art workshops for hundreds of children and young adults with disabilities experiencing and learning through the arts.
The Festival will be followed by the Arts for All Celebration, an evening performance showcase for performers with disabilities and local professional entertainers. The evening will include a silent auction and afterglow reception — and it’s all open to the public.
The date is Thursday, May 4, at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City. Additional information will be forthcoming, so make sure to follow us on Facebook and check back here often.


Dayna RyanHumanitarian of the Year

Dayna Ryan, former executive director of Arts for All Northern Michigan, was named the 2017 recipient of Traverse City’s Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award.

Ryan was at the helm of Arts for All for two decades. She has also worked with Arc, the Dream Team, ACCESS Ability Volunteer Mentoring Program and NEMO (No One Ever Misses Out).

She “has made an immeasurable, positive impact on our community and is especially deserving of the Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award,” a city press release said.

The award is presented to people who exemplify the city’s Human Rights Commission’s ideals and awardees are chosen by the Human Rights Commission.

Ryan was presented the award Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the City Commission meeting. A reception was held at 6 p.m. in the second-floor training room of the Governmental Center.


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Future dance dates
All dances will be at the Elks, 625 Bay St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., admission $5. We always want volunteers to make snacks and chaperone, so email us if you’d like to help.

April 20 — Spring Dance
July 20 — Summer Dance