I/ACT Newsletter July 24, 2010
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Meeting Reminder  - Image and ArtsCouncil of Troy
Monday July 26th 1:30 pm - Troy Public Library

Some agenda items: 

  • Discussion of I/ACT's endorsement of the "Save the Troy Public Library" campaign.

  • Updates about the status of the Sunday "Business of Art" lecture series and the Artist's  networking event at the Michigan Design Center

  • Balthazar Korab's photography exhibit and "beam signing" at the Scarab Club,  the Ridgedale Players Golf outing, and art events and opportunities around metro Detroit.

  • The meeting is free - and anyone interested in the Arts in Troy is encouraged to attend.

Ridgedale Player's Celebrity Golf Outing

Golf with local stars of community theater! 
Saturday July 31, 2010
Location: Ironwood Golf Club in Howell MI

Cost: $85 per person includes full buffet, 18 holes with cart, hot dog at the turn, 
3 beverages and a  Pig Roast dinner!
Click here for more details.

 36th Annual Art on the Lake - Troy Art Fair
Sunday - August 22, 2010
10 am to 6pm rain or shine

  The only outdoor art show in Troy.

This is a great event  for browsers, collectors and general family entertainment.The show includes artists of all media, a children's booth with entertainment and crafts, food and beverage vendors, and a even a classic car show. This event is in its 36th year! 

This art fair is coordinated by Connie Kohn of the Northfield Hills Condo Association
. The location is on Long Lake Road between Crooks and Coolidge. Connie does all of the promotion and marketing on her own and does an amazing job. However, she is interested in getting the support and ideas of I/ACT members who would like to help with marketing or sponsorship.

Connie can be reached at 248-641-9070

Art and Apples Festival - Rochester MI
September 10-12 2010
Rochester Park

Presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts

Arts & Apples is Michigan's 2nd largest juried  fine art festival with an average attendance of over 125,000 and 250+ artists from across the country.

The event which is held at the 30 acre Rochester Park also showcases local and national entertainment, a Kids Art Zone and three Fresh Food Courts featuring yummy homemade apple pies.

I/ACT member Ellen Hughes is the Marketing Director for Paint Creek.

More Art Events to Consider

Scarab Club - 2010 Annual Photography Exhibition - Deadline is September 12th.

Art, Beats and Eats has moved to Royal Oak!
Event will be held Labor Day Weekend - September 3 - 6, 2010

Art is From the Heart - Festival of the Senses - Clinton Township
"Celebrating Art, Music, Food, Theater & Literary Works"
Festival will be held September 25 - 26, 2010

Artserve is the key arts advocacy organization in the State of Michigan (newsletter signup link.) They are currently involved with the Michigan Cultural Data Project  and provide training for the project via Regional Artserve meetings. This project offers  powerful online management tools that will help to strengthen arts and culture organizations and ultimately streamline the grant application process. Free training sessions are being held in metro Detroit in June (schedule here).

We Need Feedback about Artists' Networking Location and Cost

There is a good chance that we might be able to meet in the evening at one of the Michigan Design Center Studios.  The networking event would cost about $10 per person to cover refreshments and some gourmet snacks. Artists would be encouraged to bring a piece of their artwork for display.

Question: We don't want to go ahead with this unless we can get approximately 30 people. No date has been set yet. If this sounds like an event you could attend - please email Linda Shears (linda@lindashears.com) or call / leave a voicemail for Charlene Brown at 248-813-0234.

I/ACT Meeting Dates for 2010

It looks like we can continue to meet at the Troy Library, at least through year end.

The anticipated meeting schedule (last Monday of each month) is listed below. Contact Linda Shears (linda@lindashears.com) or Charlene Brown  248-813-0234 with any meeting questions.

  • July 26
  • Aug  30
  • Sept  27
  • Oct  25
  • Nov 29
  • Dec - No meeting

I/ACT Contact Names

Linda Shears - I/ACT Committee Chair  linda@lindashears.com

Charlene Brown - Newsletter / Website : Phone 248-813-0234 or info@troyarts.org.
I/ACT Website:  www.TroyArts.org