Art, music show will benefit local group

WYANDOTTE — The ‘dotte Arts Project will present a show from 8 to 11 p.m. March 27 in the Pike Room at The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw in Pontiac, to raise money for ongoing projects.


Proceeds will go toward the Wyandotte-based ‘dAP’s summer festival and for its general projects running throughout the year. The purpose of ‘dAP is to promote local emerging artists whenever possible.


“If it’s through our summer festival with the Wyandotte Street Art Fair, or if it’s through smaller art shows like this fundraiser, we want to give newer artists every chance possible to encourage them into continuing creating,” said ‘dAP co-chairwoman Aimee Rodriguez, “the ultimate goal being the connection between the artist and the buyer.


“That connection is where the magic is created. Nothing motivates an artist more than for some stranger to purchase their work.”


The Crofoot offers numerous artist and musician opportunities throughout the year. It holds several art shows, and one night each week presents Phonotropic, which focuses on showcasing some of the area’s best musicians.


“One of our goals at the Crofoot is to connect musicians and artists from around the country, and specifically Metro Detroit,” said Dan McGowan, Crofoot manager. “Working with ‘dAP is a great partnership, because we bring Downriver artists to Pontiac and vice versa.


“We are very pleased with our collaboration.”


The fundraiser will feature 17 artists in different stages of their art endeavors, including first-timers and seasoned artists.


Indie bluegrass bands Misty Lyn & The Big Beautiful, Frontier Ruckus and Tone & Niche will perform throughout the night. DJ Bouget will spin between sets.


A silent art auction also will be held throughout the night.


“We are so excited about this event,” Rodriguez said, “because it’s a chance for us to extend our reach and help out more artists.”


Tickets will cost $10 at the door or $8 in advance and are available online at or


For more information contact Rodriguez at