As a respected member of the artist community, we would be honored for you to donate one of your amazing works of art to ArtWorks Detroit this year!
We are excited to partner with you for the ArtWorks Detroit and have every intention of making this a remarkable experience. We cannot overemphasize how important your involvement is to our success every year, but especially right now when the needs of our community have never been greater.
Thank you for continuing to use your unique gift to uplift Detroit’s most vulnerable populations!
ArtWorks Detroit Art Acquisition Committee:
Greg Bator, Jeff Cancelosi, Sue Carman Vian, Monica Mills, Paulina Petkoski, Priscilla Phifer, Linda Whitaker, Kate Bramlage, Whitney Griffin
If you would like to participate, please review the following next steps:
(Please read all steps below and adhere to listed deadlines)
1. Confirm your participation with the committee. If interested in supporting Matrix Human Services through your talents, please email or call your ArtWorks Committee contact to confirm your participation. All art mediums are welcome and encouraged.
2. Complete your artwork donor form and send 2-5 clear photos of your work by Friday, September 1. (the sooner the better to maximize media opportunities for you and your artwork. We can only feature artwork that has been donated).
3. Deliver your artwork. Starting today, you may mail or deliver your donation to Matrix’s Woodbridge location at 1400 Woodbridge, Detroit, MI 48207. Contactless deliveries can be made every Monday, Wednesday + Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. until Friday, September 22, 2023. ALL ARTWORK MUST BE WIRED AND READY TO HANG.
Need assistance? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions, concerns or inquiries.
A Message from Matrix Human Services CEO, Brad Coulter
I want to express how excited I am to finally be at the end of stages of COVID and returning daily operations to a more normal state. While we continued serving clients throughout COVID, we understand that helping our clients in person is the real impact. It is our pursuit to give people hope. In the world of virtual meetings, human connection is still vital.
With that said, I look forward to enjoying the 2023 ArtWorks Detroit experience with you and thank you for your involvement. Your impact goes beyond the ArtWorks event, powering critical services and programs designed to close the needs gap for underserved Detroiters. These resources provide a hand up NOT a hand out, allowing beneficiaries to rise to self-sufficiency.
Over the last year, Matrix has continued making difference in the lives of the Detroit community. With your support, not only has our Adult Services program grown exponentially, but it also has helped to become a catalyst of support to our Head Start parents. Job training, housing counseling, financial literacy, and online high school diplomas are just a few programs offered to families to help them achieve a higher standard of living and self-sufficiency.
I am happy to share that we will begin the second phase of our Matrix Center renovation. This 60,000-square-foot community center at E. McNichols and Gratiot is an anchor of the Osborn neighborhood. This makeover will help the Center shine as a continued beacon of hope and inspiration.
Matrix appreciates the support we get from everyone. We’re headed in the right direction and plan to make an even more significant impact in people’s lives this year.
President & CEO
All event details can be found here https://www.matrixhumanservices.org/artworks
WHY SUPPORT MATRIX
Matrix Human Services’ holds a great commitment to the community, providing assistance to more than 20,000 people annually by offering essential needs, education, and supportive services that defuse crises, treat individuals and family problems, prevent abuse and neglect. With over 50 program locations throughout the city, Matrix essential resources close the needs gap for Detroiters who need it the most. Your art donation will help us raise critical funds to continue our work.
HOW WILL ARTWORKS DETROIT WORK THIS YEAR?
Bidding will take place virtually from Friday, October 27, 2023 8:00 am through Monday, October 30, 2023 at 10:00 pm through ClickBid, a safe and easy-to-use platform. We have properly vetted this tool to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone, including you!
ArtWorks Detroit will kick off with an Opening Reception at Collected Detroit on Friday, October 27th. As a donating artist, you are invited to attend the Opening Reception free of charge.
Your artwork will be on display at Collected Detroit for viewing during the bidding window. Your work will also be included in our integrated marketing campaign to promote ArtWorks Detroit, showcasing your talent and commitment to the Detroit community.
To prepare you for the exciting evening that we have in store, you will receive a timely cadence of information leading up to ArtWorks Detroit.