Paint for A Purpose

Paint for A Purpose

  An A4A Fundraiser featuring wine, cheese and some painting!   Friday, June 2 @ 7 p.m.  Painting with a Twist! 317 E. Front St, Suite B Traverse City, MI 49684 Reserve your Seats! Drink. Paint. Do Good. What could be better? Would you love an opportunity to support the arts in your community? Do you enjoy local spirits as much as we do? Want to let your creative juices flow, along with the wine? Perfect! We're giving you a night to relax, enjoy a drink or two, and make something cool – all while supporting Arts For All, your local nonprofit providing art and cultural opportunities for community members with disabilities in the five-county region! Show your love for Arts For All with this Michigan "LOVE" painting! We're so glad some of you joined us last year, and we're looking forward the best year yet. We hope to see you again, and meet more new friends! Bring your crew for a good cause! ...
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Bags for Change at Lucky’s

Great news! Arts for All of Northern Michigan is one of five finalists in the Lucky's Bags for Change challenge. But we have to step up — voting is April 30-May 7 on the Lucky's Market Facebook page. They'll decide, based on the number of votes, if Arts for All moves into the final 3, which means we can set up a table in the store and spread the word about Arts for ALL Abilities, plus receive 10 cents from every reusable bag donor. Remember to vote on Lucky's Market's Facebook page April 30-May 7. Look for the post with the picture below, then find Arts for All in the comments and like that comment. Thank you! ...
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Arts For All Names New Executive Director

Arts For All Northern Michigan, an arts and culture nonprofit serving the Grand Traverse region for 20 years, has chosen Grace Hudson as its new executive director. “We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” said board chair Claire Walters. “Grace will bring leadership, creativity and dedication to Arts For All’s programs and a deep sense of commitment to serving people with disabilities in our region. Her experience with special education students will be invaluable to us as we work to expand our programming.” Hudson was hired following a regional search and selection process. Her appointment fills the vacancy created by long-time director Dayna Ryan’s departure in November when she joined Michigan Rehabilitation Services as an employment specialist. Walters noted that the new director previously worked as an educator, focusing her efforts on developing adaptive learning opportunities for students with disabilities. In her spare time, she pursues her passions of photography, dance, drama and fine arts. “Arts For All is a bright spot in our community...
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Goalball March 11

We're thrilled to be a partner with Disability Networks on a Goalball competition in Leland Saturday, March 11. Click on the flier to the left for all the information. Don't know what Goalball is? Watch this video from the Rio Paralympics Games. Goal ball is a team sport designed for visually impaired and blind athletes. It was started after World War II to assist in the rehabilitation of visually impaired veterans. The sports is a combination of soccer, hockey and rugby — and very exciting. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. at the Leland Public School, 200 Grand Ave. There will be inclusive sports and recreative vendor exhibits. The game starts at 11:30 a.m. and players will hold a Q&A session afterwards. Then, at 12:15 p.m., join us for a Goalball Experience with the Community. See you there!...
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Honors for Dayna Ryan

Dayna Ryan, former executive director of Arts for All Northern Michigan, has been 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 will be presented the award Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the City Commission meeting. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. in the second-floor training room of the Governmental Center....
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