The North End Urban Expressions Art Festival: The Healing 2015

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Celebrate the rich culture and history of Detroit’s North End neighborhood August 20th-23rd during the third annual The North End Urban Expressions Art Festival: The Healing at the Oakland Avenue Farmers' Market on 9354 Oakland. The North End Urban Expressions Art Festival is a showcase of the North End’s creativity, culture, evolution.

The festival serves as a platform for Detroit’s creative community to engage and encourage neighborhood youth in positive self-expression. Last year, young people performed original works in front of a backdrop of art commissioned by youth and adult artists from the first festival. Live painting adorned the canvass of rain barrels and workshops on design and community conversations allowed everyone to take part.

This year, the art of the Building Blocks youth or the North End Creatorz Crew of OAAC will be unveiled during the festival. The young people learned to re-purpose and salvage items in the neighborhood such as pallets to create furniture and discarded trunks to create bookshelves. Their art is possible due to the support of Chase and the organizational partners: Youth Development Commission and North End Christian CDC.

During this year's festival there is larger focus on “the healing” as there will health and wellness workshops featured that included Yoga, Heart Health, Reiki, Ear Acupuncture, Movement, Meditation and more. All the while the reggae band Mollywop!, hip-hop officiandos Byrce Detroit, Will See and Djs Mike Clark, Flaquito Hernandez, Heru and more will keep the crowd moving and excited.

The children's area will have a bounce house, reading area and other activities for the little ones to enjoy.

Free food! Raffles! Music! Workshops! And a farmers' market full of fresh produce and vendors representative of food businesses and artisans are available during the festival.

The North End Urban Expressions Art Festival celebrates the history of the North End and the beauty that exists on Oakland Avenue. Join in The Healing that is created when community comes together! See you soon!



The Healing 2015 Schedule

Thursday, August 20th
Illuminate Poetry Slam
Red Door Digital, 7500 Oakland
6-9PM

Friday, August 21st
Family Film screening
Red Door Digital, 7500 Oakland
6-9PM

Saturday, August 22nd
The Healing Festival 2015
Oakland Avenue Community Garden & Greenhouse
9354 Oakland Ave., Detroit, MI 48211
Oakland Avenue Farmers’ Market open
Food and health & wellness vendors
Healing workshops
11am-8pm

Sunday, August 23rd
North End Soup
Oakland Avenue Community Garden & Greenhouse
9354 Oakland Ave., Detroit, MI 48211
4-7pm
$5
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