From youth education to gallery exhibits and private events, The Carr Center aims to be your home for the arts in Detroit. Visit us anytime!
When the 20 year old Arts League of Michigan (ALM) moved into its new home in July of 2009, it was a victory after a 4-year effort. The ALM no longer had to hold arts activities in scattered Metro Detroit venues-it had its own. The new home is a 19th century building formerly known as the Harmonie Club, in what is now, Paradise Valley. It was re-named the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center.
The public was welcomed to a fall gala. By that time, the ALM programs were up and running. At the heart of ALM are the arts classes for youngsters ages 7 to 18 in creative writing, dance, theater, photography and especially jazz and visual arts. They have been identifiers of the ALM community-focused arts mission
since 1991. That recently expanded with the addition of arts classes for adults.
To date, add a succession of art exhibitions, celebrity concerts and master classes, art fairs, artists who use free space in which to create, literary and musical entertainment in Beatrice Buck Park, the new gift shop, plus rentals by the public for private affairs ranging from baby showers to fashion shows to corporate parties, seminars/workshops, weddings and more, and you have the active, stimulating, community-friendly center of arts and culture that the Carr Center is today.
The Arts League of Michigan is dedicated to making the arts an integral part of life in Metro Detroit. You can help support this effort by becoming a member and investing in the future of the Carr Center.