The DCAC Art Fair will once again be an exciting part of Fall Into Dearborn
Art Fair, live music, antique appraisal clinic, children’s activities highlight event
DEARBORN – Fall Into Dearborn – a weekend of live music, art, children’s activities and family-friendly fun – returns Oct. 2 to 4 throughout the city.
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WELCOME CENTER GRAND OPENING
The weekend kicks off with the grand opening of the new Dearborn Welcome Center at 11 a.m. Oct. 2.
The facility, located in the lower level of Bryant Branch Library (corner of Michigan and Mason), will be a one-stop shop for visitors to Dearborn seeking information about attractions, lodging, dining, shopping and nightlife.
The celebration will also encompass the grand opening of the new offices of the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce, which has relocated to the lower level of the library.
The public can visit the Welcome Center and the new chamber offices from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 2.
PREVIEW PARTY / SYMPHONY CONCERT
Oct. 2 also is the date for a Fall Into Dearborn preview party hosted by the Dearborn Community Arts Council (DCAC). It will feature food, music, door prizes, a silent auction and a preview of works that will be part of the DCAC’s 23rd annual art fair on Oct. 3 and 4.
The preview party takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.
Proceeds from the event benefit Very Special Arts Michigan / Dearborn – which serves special needs individuals of all ages, especially school-age children – as well as other programs and services of the DCAC.
Tickets are $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets are available by phone at (313) 943-3095 or by e-mail via [email protected].
A joint ticket for $40 allows admission to both the DCAC preview party and the Dearborn Symphony’s first concert of the season, happening the same evening at 8 p.m. in the Ford Center’s Michael A. Guido Theater.
Joint tickets must be purchased in advance, and are available from either the DCAC or from the Dearborn Symphony at (313) 565-2424.
FREE THORNETTA DAVIS CONCERT
Thornetta Davis will perform a free outdoor concert from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Muirhead Plaza, next to the library. Guests can bring a lawn chair or blanket. The concert is sponsored by the West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority.
DCAC ART FAIR ON
Held at the Ford Center, the DCAC’s 23rd annual art fair will showcase juried artists and their works. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4. Admission is free and open to the public.
Featured activities will include live music, food, chalk artists, a children’s art gallery with a hands-on activity area, the artwork in the Padzieski Gallery and sculptures located across the center’s campus as part of The Dearborn Community Fund’s Art in Public Places exhibition.
A business exposition also will be part of the art fair, allowing visitors to check out a variety of products and services offered by area businesses.
HISTORICAL MUSEUM ACTIVITIES
The Dearborn Historical Museum will offer a series of activities at the McFadden-Ross House, 915 S. Brady. Events happen from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4.
• Kids’ games and crafts, sponsored by the Henry Ford Estate.
• Pumpkin carving, while supplies last (small fee applies).
• Antiques appraisal clinic, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3; registration by 3:30 p.m. is required to participate; $10 per item; limit of five hand-carried items per person. (Musical instruments, furniture or weapons will not be appraised.)
• The Wildlife Recovery Association will conduct live bird presentations at noon and 3 p.m.Oct. 3.
• Live music by Matt Watroba at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3.
• Live music by Mustard’s Retreat at 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 4.
• The Amazing Clark magic show at noon Oct. 4.
• The Amazing Clark puppet show at 2 p.m. Oct. 4.
• Civil War re-enactor encampment by the Sons of the Union Veterans.
• Museum tours and exhibits.
BRYANT LIBRARY ACTIVITIES
Bryant Library will be open from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Children can make an autumn craft while supplies last. Children’s face painting will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m.
FARMER AND ARTISAN MARKET
Also happening is the Dearborn Farmer and Artisan Market, on the Bryant Library grounds, open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 2.