Posts Tagged: DNAC


Check out this video from last summer’s Detroit Neighborhood Arts Corps (DNAC) project in Brightmoor. Long time CAP student, Brittany, shares her experiences as a Detroit Summer Youth Employee on the Brightmoor 360 Degree Mural project. You can see the mural for yourself at the corner of Burt & Lyndon in Detroit’s Brightmoor neighborhood.

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Students in Detroit Neighborhood Arts Corps (DNAC) created several metal butterflies to add to the growing butterfly garden around the corner from the Brightmoor Community Center (BCC) during the Fall semester.

Now they are changing their focus and preparing to do something BIG at the Detroit Public Library, Redford Branch. Stay tuned for more information!

There is still room to enroll in this class. Call Community Arts Partnerships Assistant Director of Education & Outreach, Larry Lunsford, at 313-664-1550 for more information.

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DNAC is still enrolling students. Sign up now!


Michigan Chronicle - DTE Energy Foundation Announces Winners of Its Summer Jobs Program Video Contest

"Detroiters Richard McCall, 17, and Elijah Ramey, 16, won first- and second-place awards respectively. Both of the short videos captured the gratifying experience of helping to paint a mural in the middle of Detroit’s Brightmoor community. McCall and Ramey were employed by the College for Creative Studies over the summer as part of the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program."

In addition to creating award-winning short videos, our students transformed the building you see in the background from a burnt-out abandoned eye-sore into a 360degree mural they designed themselves. You can see it for yourself at the corner of Lyndon & Burt in Detroit’s Brightmoor Neighborhood.


This summer, we employed 11 students through Detroit’s Summer Youth Employment program to work with CAP Faculty member, Joye Ofei, in Brightmoor. As you can see, they’ve cleaned up the area and gotten a great start on the mural portion of their project.

Stay tuned for more updates and pictures of their progress!


Join us this Thursday, June 20th from 4-6pm for our final major youth art exhibition of the season.

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DNAC students finalizing their paper homes by incorporating different materials and putting them into an environment

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DNAC students working on paper houses!

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Classes are back up and running! We hope to see you all Saturday!



DNAC (high school program) has a new time: 11am-2pm

We’re still at Detroit Community High School located at 12675 Burt Rd (2.5 blocks South of I-96 between Evergreen & Outer Drive)

DNAC = Detroit Neighborhood Arts Corps