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ART OPPORTUNITIES/EXHIBITIONS

Visit the Cultural Arts section of our website for more information Community Art.

Novi Civic Center Atrium Art Exhibit

Visit the Civic Center Atrium Exhibit page.

Public Sculpture Exhibit

Visit the Public Sculpture Exhibit page.

DIA Inside Out Spring 2017

The City of Novi is excited to once again be a participating community with the Detroit Institute of Art’s Inside|Out program! Thanks to a generous grant from the Knight Foundation, the DIA is able to bring replications of their wonderful art to our outdoor spaces including parks, the Novi Civic Center campus, and more! We will be hosting nine pieces beginning mid-April ending in mid-July and a map is available at cityofnovi.org/art.

To get into the artistic spirit we will be hosting several art centered events during the exhibit:

Novi High School Select Art Show

Friday, 6-7pm
May 5

Join Novi’s best art students for their opening at the Novi Civic Center Atrium! There will be refreshments, special activities, and the artists will be on site to chat about their work. This is a FREE community event and no registration is necessary.

Colored Pencil Art Sessions

Wednesday, 1-3pm
April 12, 26
May 10, 24

Stop by the Meadowbrook Activity Center Community Room for these bimonthly art sessions. These two dates we will have special coloring sheets with art from the DIA. This is a FREE community event for adults and no registration is necessary.

Spring Palooza

Friday, 6-9pm
May 19

The DIA will be bringing their DIA Away trailer for this community open house event! This mobile, interactive space allows for creative exploration and hands on art experiences at various stations. Admittance is FREE and no registration is necessary.

Art Talk and Tour: Diego Rivera Murals & the DIA

Tuesday, 7-8:15pm
June 6

Come listen to a “Behind the Seen” talk by a DIA representative regarding Diego Rivera’s famous murals at the museum. Following the session a Novi Public Library guide will take the group around various art installations at the Library.

Age: 16+
Price: Free community event
Location: Novi Public Library
Registration: Pre-registration required at novilibrary.org

Sizzling Summer Nights: Mini Maker Fun Fair

Friday, 7pm
June 16

Join us for art exploration and experimentation at Fuerst Park! Local organizations will be on site performing demonstrations and workshops for all ages. Also included will be a scavenger hunt, community art projects, and the movie “Sing!” at dusk. This is a FREE community event for all ages and no registration is necessary.

DIA Inside Out Bus Tour

Monday, 1-3pm
June 26

Tour the installation of DIA art work in Novi with an art guide from the museum. Sit back and relax as you visit nine sites from Pavilion Shore Park all the way to the Novi Dog Park.

Age: 16+
Price: $5 deposit, refundable after participation
Location: Meet at Meadowbrook Activity Center
Registration Ends: Jun 21

CALL FOR ARTISTS AND MAKERS

We are now accepting applicants to the Mini Maker Fun Fair which will take place in Fuerst Park from 7-9pm on June 16, 2017. We are looking for community members and organizations who want to show off their maker spirit and skill and help us spark interest in the maker world. Possible demonstrations and skills include but are not limited to woodworking, robotics, metalworking, weaving, sculpting, painting, and various forms of artistry. Please email apurdyketchum@cityofnovi.org for more information.

Creative Card Making

Wednesday, 10-11am
April 19 - Spring
May 17 - Flowers
July 26 - Christmas in July
August 16 - Birthday
September 13 - Fall

In a world full of computers and emails isn’t it great to receive greeting cards in the mail? We think so! We’ll bring the materials and you bring your creativity for these fun card making sessions. Our instructor is bilingual in Japanese and English.

Age: 18+
Price: $5 at the door to the instructor
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center Craft Room
RSVP: Call the Older Adults Services Office at 248.347.0414 by Monday to participate on Wednesday.

Mother’s Day Card Class for All Ages

Saturday, 10-11am May 13

There’s nothing moms love more than a homemade gift! Show her you love her this year with a handmade Mother’s Day card. All ages welcome, children under 10 please bring an adult helper.

Age: All
Price: Register for free online and pay the instructor $5 at the class.
Instructor: Sheri Uchiyama
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: May 10

Digital Photography: Camera Technology to Photo Technique

Thursday, 7–8:30pm
Jun 1-Jul 6

Six evening workshops to help you understand and feel comfortable with the different functions of your camera and show you how to turn your snapshots into photographs. Learn the basic elements of art and photography and learn to visualize, anticipate, and create lasting memories. Bring your own adjustable settings camera, interchangeable or zoom lens camera or digital single lens refl ex camera and instruction booklet (required). Note: Video and studio lighting are not covered.

Age: 16+
Price: Res. $65/Non-Res. $78
Instructor: Jim Farkas
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: May 29

Need a camera but aren’t sure what to buy? Be sure to attend the free session at the Novi Civic Center (Thu, May 11 at 7pm) where Jim Farkas will discuss the different types of cameras and their functions. Learn before you buy! Register for free.

 

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DANCE

Visit the Dance section of our website for more information on Dance Opportunities.

 

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THEATRE

Visit the Theatre section of our website for more information on Theatre Opportunities.

 

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MUSIC

Visit the Music section of our website for more information on Music Opportunities.

 

 

COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE GROUPS

The Novi Choralaires

Visit the Novi Choralaires page.

Novi Concert Band

Visit the Novi Concert Band page.