ARISE DETROIT! NEIGHBORHOODS RISING EXHIBIT OPENS AT DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH; WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL END OF AUGUST
Detroit—ARISE Detroit’s Neighborhood Rising exhibit, which had a two month run at the Detroit Historical Museum, is now open at the main branch of The Detroit Public Library.
The free exhibit will remain open through Aug. 31.
Sponsored by The DTE Energy Foundation, the exhibit focuses on the neighborhood people and programs that have partnered with ARISE Detroit! since the community mobilization nonprofit began in 2006.
“We’re thrilled and thankful that the Detroit Public Library has given the residents of Detroit and others another opportunity to see this amazing exhibit,” said Luther Keith, executive director of ARISE Detroit. “This truly a people’s exhibit that reflects the spirit and love that so many have for our city.”
The library is also one of the major sponsors for the 11th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, which will be Aug. 5, in neighborhoods all over the city. The library’s branches are spotlighting a number of programs leading up to and after Neighborhoods Day throughout the month of August.
The exhibit features more than 200 photos and dozens of artifacts that have been part of the annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, the Neighborhood Summit and other activities.
ARISE Detroit! will host a special Community Day public showing of the exhibit on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The exhibit spotlights the remarkable energy residents have poured into improving their neighborhoods over the last decade.
“You’ll be able to walk through 10 years of Neighborhoods Day,” Keith said. “We think people will be inspired and motivated, hopefully enough to get involved and join with us to continue to push the city forward in a positive direction.”
There is no admission charge to attend the exhibit. The main branch of the Detroit Pubic Library located at 5201 Woodward, Detroit. 48202. Phone, 313-481-1300.
About ARISE Detroit!
ARISE Detroit! is a nonprofit community mobilization coalition of more than 400 community organizations, promoting volunteerism, community activism and positive media images to create a better Detroit. www.arisedetroitorg; 313-921-1955