DIA Masterpieces Come to Grandmont Rosedale
The Detroit Institute of Art’s (DIA) Inside Out program has already brought art to more than 100 Metro Detroit communities over the past six years… and now it’s here in Grandmont Rosedale! In an effort to make the museum more accessible to the public, the Inside Out program brings reproductions of some of the DIA’s masterpieces into outdoor public spaces all across the region. During this 2016 season, nine areas were selected to participate in the program for the first time: Chesterfield Township, Lathrup Village, Springfield Township, Beverly Hills, Commerce Township, River Rouge, East English Village, Ecorse, and Grandmont Rosedale.
“Inside Out has become a key component of the DIA’s community engagement efforts,” said Salvador Salort-Pons, DIA director. “We’re thrilled to share the program with nine new venues next year and expand our partnerships with metro Detroit communities, thanks to continued support from the Knight Foundation.”
Earlier this summer, ten reproductions were installed throughout the Grandmont Rosedale community, along the route of the newly established NeighborWay. Each piece is weather resistant, accessible on foot or by bike, and comes with a plaque describing the art work and the artist. The reproductions will remain in place until mid-October. Click HERE (http://mygrandmontrosedale.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DIA-IO-Su16-Grandmont-Rosedale.pdf) to see the full listing of the pieces in Grandmont Rosedale.
WIN A FREE FIT BIT WHILE EXPLORING THE ART
While you’re checking out the art work, don’t forget to visit the NeighborWay hubs for a chance to win a free ($130 value) fit bit. Grab a free raffle ticket at one of three NeighborWay hubs and return it to GRDC before October 20 to enter the contest. Tickets can be found at each info station located at 15025 Archdale, 16859 Stahelin and 14566 Auburn. You may enter one ticket per day per hub visit. The more you visit, the greater your chances of winning!