Art Ambience seeks works for 30th spring exhibition

Going PlacesCArt Ambience has issued a call for Downriver artists to participate in its 30th spring Juried Fine Art Show & Sale and Non-Juried Miniature Show & Sale, to be held May 5, 6 and 7 in Woodhaven.

April 15 is the deadline for applications, and April 29 for the delivery of artwork. The juried show offers cash prizes totaling more than $1,200, including a $500 award for first place; $300, second; and $200, third.

Participation is limited to those 18 and older who live in communities including Allen Park, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, Belleville, Brownstown Township, Carleton, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Township, Huron Township and New Boston.

Also eligible to participate are residents of Riverview, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Wyandotte, River Rouge, Rockwood, Romulus, Sumpter Township, Van Buren Township and Woodhaven.

The juror will not be a Downriver resident, Art Ambience spokeswoman Maureen Keast said.

The exhibit, to be held at the Woodhaven Community Center, will open with a reception, awards program and entertainment. Demonstrations by artists and art workshops for children are planned during the show.

Applications are available at the Downriver Council for the Arts headquarters in the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte. For additional information, call Keast at 734-777-6109 or Judy Nelms at 734-673-4800, or email or

Speaker set by society

The Lincoln Park Historical Society has scheduled a talk by Jim Magyari of Taylor on “How Did the American Indians Live Off the Land for Centuries?” for 7 p.m. March 1 at the Lincoln Park Historical Museum, 1335 Southfield Road.

The author of “Hey, Dave, You’re Standing on Our Lunch,” he has devoted much of his life to studying American Indian customs and lore. Magyari also will explain how others can learn from the traditions of the Native American.

He has spoken on American Indians at many local colleges and universities, including Schoolcraft College and the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

There is no charge to attend Historical Society programs. For additional information, call 313-386-3137, email or visit the museum’s Facebook page.

The museum’s current exhibits, “Gary Grimshaw: The Master Artist’s Studio” and “MC5: Kids with a Dream” continue to welcome a steady stream of rock music fans from far and near, Jeff Day, museum curator, said.

“We’ve enjoyed hearing from people who have been greatly affected by these ground-breaking artists who came to Lincoln Park some 50 years ago and by their continuing legacies,” he said.

Leprechan crawl slated

Tickets are available for a St. Patrick’s Day Party and Leprechaun Crawl to be held by the Wyandotte Business Association from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 17. A party tent will be at Bishop Park, and the city’s bars will offer drink specials.

Music will be provided by Atomic Radio and Wakeaire. The cost of $10 includes a souvenir glass mug. Sponsors of the Third Friday special event are Guinness, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Harp Premium Lager and Smithwick’s.

For tickets, go to Wyandotte

Coming up . . .

March 4 — “Performers’ Expo, 2017,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center at Wayne County Community College, Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline, Taylor; free admission.

March 14-19 — “Circus 1903 — The Golden Age of Circus,” Detroit premiere at the Fisher Theatre; puppetry including the largest-ever performing African elephant and her baby; tickets starting at $35 are available at all Ticketmaster locations, 800-982-2787, and