Around Town: Paint Dexter; Parks & Rec meeting; Storytelling

Paint Dexter Painting Sale

The Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival was held from Monday, August 17th – Friday, August 21st. The City had 45 participating artists for this year’s Festival. The pieces produced through the week, along with some pieces from previous Paint Dexter Plein Air Festivals have been posted for sale online. The City has partnered with the Arts Alliance through their Creative Washtenaw Marketplace site to host the online sale. The artwork sale is available at: https://creativewashtenaw.org/marketplace/dexterpleinaircwmarketplace/. We have let them know that there is an error on page 6 with Lesli Weston’s painting – Forest Lawn. We anticipate that to be corrected soon.

Please direct any questions regarding the sale to Justin Breyer at jbreyer@dextermi.gov or 734-580-2234.


Parks & Recreation Public Input Meeting

The Parks and Recreation Commission is working on an update to the City’s 5-Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan. As an additional way to encourage public participation in light of COVID-19, the Commission will host an online public input meeting the evening of Tuesday, October 13, 2020 beginning at 6:00 pm. Log in/call in information will be provided  in a future update. To view a copy of the current plan visit – https://www.dextermi.gov/government/boards_and_commissions/pr.php.

Monument Park Storytelling Event

The Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee will be hosting a virtual storytelling event on Saturday, October 17th at 6:00 pm via Zoom. The Committee is accepting submissions for presentations of stories, poems, favorite memories, and inter-generational interviews. The first review of submissions will be Monday, September 21st.

View the Call for Submissions at – https://www.dextermi.gov/Community/Arts_Culture_Heritage/Virtual_Storytelling_Event/Call_for_Submissions_Final.pdf to learn more.

To sign-up to present, please complete the Google Form at: https://forms.gle/4jPevaKo4BJ6TFLk6.

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