DEARBORN — A new tradition at the Dearborn Historical Museum will begin June 10.
Michigan Arts to the People will host Arts, Animals and Awakenings — a festival of music, art, animals and enlightenment for people and their pets — from noon to 6 p.m. on the front lawn of the museum, 915 S. Brady.
For people, the festival will feature artists; exhibits; art classes; exercise class; healers and psychics; the Pure Existence jazz dance group; music by the Motor City Jazz Octet, Dearborn Community Chorus and the Harmony Town Barber Shop Singers; performances from the Players Guild of Dearborn’s Guildlings; classic car displays; crafts and raffles.
For pets, the festival will feature animals, animal massage, animal whisperers and dog performances.
Michigan Arts to the People is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to revive and maintain the appreciation of the fine performing arts by providing quality performers and quality performances in places of easy access for everyone.
The organization connects professional musicians, dancers and theater actors in the fine arts genres of classical music, jazz, ballet, jazz dance, and classical theater. They aim to be role models artistically, in their appearance and in their behavior.
For Arts, Animals and Awakenings, the organization’s goal is to promote the arts in Dearborn. It is focusing on local artists like the Dearborn Community Chorus and the Player Guild of Dearborn performing a portion of their current show and local artists and crafters.