Detroit’s Midtown Art Fair: Spotlight on Artists with Disabilities and Mental Illnesses

Michigan Chronicle | July 16, 2023

Detroit’s cultural epicenter at 111 East Kirby Street near the Detroit Institute of Art will transform into a vibrant artistic panorama, hosting the Midtown Art Fair. This event, free and open to all, is a unique initiative of Michigan Arts Access (MiAA), an organization dedicated to highlighting the talents of artists and performers with mental illnesses and disabilities.

For the first time, seven talented performers from Gesher Human Services’ Creative Expressions Program, currently enrolled at the Zussman Activity Center or “Clubhouse,” will grace the fair. The Clubhouse, nestled in Southfield, offers enrichment and opportunities to individuals battling mental illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and severe depression through the Creative Expressions program, spanning photography, painting, sculpture, music, and singing classes.

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