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     We  are a division of Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID). 

December 2014

President Barbara Troy (l) and Board Member Jaclyn Strez (r) enjoy dinner meeting at Polish Palace in Hamtramck

Rosa Parks Center, a division of Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, is a tax exempt 501-3C nonprofit organization.  We provide classes  and workshops in acting, costume design, sewing and singer/songwriting at no cost to area teens and adults.  We are currently configuring our Spring 2015 class schedule.   We look forward to moving into our new office in Ferndale soon. 

A sunny day Summer 2014 Board Meeting, with board members Jaclyn Strez (l) and President Barbara Troy (r)

Artist Nicole MacDonald working on portrait of Rosa Parks

November 2014

We entered storefront 14905 Grand River only to learn that squatter had taken furnace, hot water heater, electric service box, overhead lighting, toilet, sinks and gas meter.  Same squatter also cleaned out second story leaving only a small funky stove and refrigerator which will be trashed.  Good news is that downstairs has 14 ft. coved tin ceiling in perfect condition under all that 1970s drywall.  Builder Vance Patrick, who restored Belle Isle Aquarium, is working with us to restore this and attached store front to its turn of the century glory. 

We are 501-C3 tax exempt.  Appreciate donations of any working appliances and also money donations welcomed.  Tradespeople and non tradespeople welcomed to cleanup, drywall repair, hang doors, paint, assist with plumbing, electrical and heating needs.  Please use contact page to let us know how you would like to help.

Completed portrait of Rosa Parks, 12/8/14, to be installed on building facade