Featured on 9&10 News Podcast: For the Community, By the Community

Bringing people together – that’s the goal of Arts for All of Northern Michigan.

This month on For the Community, By the Community, Courtney Hunter sits down with executive director Grace Hudson to learn all about what they’re all about, the incredible events and classes they offer, and how you can get involved!

From hip-hop dancing to stained glass making and community social dances – there’s so much to learn about this northern Michigan nonprofit in this month’s podcast.

Click here for more information on how to volunteer or get involved in Arts for All of Northern Michigan.

The Truth about Inclusion

Rotary Charities of TC granted us an exciting SEED grant to do an Inclusion Study here in our Community. With the help of Parallel Solutions our goal is to be a leader in inclusive arts and culture programming, serving and connecting individuals of ALL abilities in our community. We’ll leverage the study to:
  • Inform our program offerings and partnerships (both in-studio and out in the community)
  • Set a new standard of accessibility and inclusivity for our services
  • Develop training resources on inclusion
  • Create customized training for organizations interested in growing with us towards an inclusive community

A4A to move into new studio

Also in the arts world, nonprofit Arts for All of Northern Michigan is upgrading into bigger digs on Woodmere Avenue. The organization is moving October 1 to the corner of Woodmere and Barlow, formerly the home of the Habitat for Humanity GTR ReStore, which itself just relocated to Rice Street near the intersection of Cass and South Airport Roads. Arts for All Executive Director Grace Hudson says “event, workshop, and studio class previews” are coming to the new space this fall, with a grand reopening planned for January and new community programming to follow.

National Cherry Festival: Special Kids Day

Earlier this Wednesday, some families had a chance to experience the National Cherry Festival before the crowds showed up and have a special day of their own.

That’s because it was Special Kid’s Day and every year it’s dedicated to kids with any form of hearing, visual, physical or developmental impairments.

This was their day to focus on their abilities, not any disabilities.

Watch the video above to learn more about Special Kids Day and the families involved.

Halloween for All

During Halloween week, you might see a dramatically-styled witch dancing with a knight in full armor; a head-to-toe pumpkin boogying along next to a cowgirl; or a crew of misfits from Alice in Wonderland enjoying some music and punch together…

Record Eagle- Photo Feature

Record-Eagle/Mike Krebs Austin Hansen, a student at Traverse City West Senior High School, stands under a rainbow parachute as part of the Arts for All of Northern Michigan Spring Celebration on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the Dennos Museum Center, in Traverse City. The celebration featured art, music, dance workshops and student performances.

Arts for All Visits the Park

We were very happy to once again host a group of young people in collaboration with Arts for All Northern Michigan. The students were able to enjoy an art activity, making “pine cone birds” and nests, and also took a guided tour of the Art Park…

Accessible Art: Organization offers activities for all ages, abilities

Arts for All of Northern Michigan has been around for 21 years, but the name changed a couple times before it became an independent nonprofit organization a few years ago…

What’s the Harm in Being Unique?

Creativity is contagious and there is no right or wrong answers to communicate or express yourselves in art.

That is why Arts for All of Northern Michigan is providing accessible opportunities for people of all abilities to come together to experience art and culture…

Arts for All and SOS Learning Lab Use Artwork for Communication

A Grand Traverse County nonprofit is aiming to use artwork as a form of communication.

They’re focusing on your abilities and helping you grow and express yourself through different art projects…