Y Arts is the arts and humanities branch of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. Our passion is providing low or no cost high quality arts experiences for youth, adults, and seniors.
Potter’s Wheel at Boll: $100 provides a Potter’s Wheel class for 10 kids. Every Saturday at the Boll Family YMCA, Y Arts hosts pottery classes for youth and adults. These classes are open to both members of the YMCA as well as non-members and are a great way to experience the one-of-a-kind tactile and creative experience of working with clay.
Detroit Can Film Festival (DCFF)
Now in its second year! Your donation will help us reach out to more youth with tutorials and calls for submissions to our 10 second film festival for teens. The 2020 festival theme is “How I Get There”. Students who live and/or attend school in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park can submit 10 second films in hopes of winning our grand prize of $500 at the festival event on June 6.
Emerging Artist Gallery at Boll: $500 sponsors a month-long exhibit The Marlene Boll Emerging Artist Gallery showcases works by area artist both established and up and coming. We showcase everything from sculpture, to painting, to photography and more. We also feature artwork created as part of community programs at organizations such as Mariner’s Inn, the Boll Family YMCA Child Development Center, and Wayne County Community College. Our sponsor would have visible signage as part of the exhibit, as well as on our social media.
Media Works: $1,600 will provide a ten-week after school or in-school media class Y Media Works is a digital media initiative that connects local youth to the processes of media development. The program includes a Summer Media Institute based at the Boll Family YMCA, as well as year-round in-school and after-school classes at area YMCAs. Media Works engages youth in areas they are already interested in, marrying creativity and technology to help them find and amplify their voices.