Arts Without Walls (ArtsWOW)

ArtsWOW program provides arts and music programs in the community, beyond our studio walls. Below is a snapshot of the ArtsWOW program. In 2014-2015, we provided over 1,500 hands-on art and music experiences for adults, youth and families in the Grand Traverse Region. 

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Programs / Workshops/Outreach

Through a number of community partnerships, we are able to provide high quality arts and music programming beyond our studio walls. Below are examples of how ArtWOW reaches a wide audience. 


Art Rapids! 

Blackbird Arts held sculpture workshops youth and teens in 2014 and a summer art camp in 2015 to create a community clay mural in the Walk of Art Sculpture Park.



Grand Traverse Pavilions

Blackbird Arts offered residents clay handbuilding workshops and a watercolor workshop during 2015.


Inland Seas  

Blackbird Arts presents  Great Lakes History and Music with Joshua Davis  and a  Family Art Sail / Scientific Drawing Workshop during the 2015 summer.




Blackbird Arts partners with SEEDS on many projects, ranging from art enrichment after school as far away as Manistee and Brethren. For the last two years, we've partnered to create the Quest; a summer camp theater/art/music/performance intensive with SEEDS and Earthwork Music.




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Blackbird Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible under the extent of law. Thank you for your support.


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