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Late Night Dancing 1st Fridays at the CAID

Funk Night is not the only opportunity to dance all night. Join us on the first Friday of every month for late night dancing with DJ Bouget and DJ Disapproval on the turn tables. $3 includes a free cupcake! Doors open at midnight.


Friday, December 12, from 5:30pm to 9pm

I would like to invite you to a special artist reception for the Ladybug's current exhibition.

You will have an opportunity to see this exciting new exhibition, share some drinks and refreshments with me and the featured artists, and tour the Ladybug ceramic studios. The exhibition will feature the work of various artists working in film, installations, performance art, painting, drawing and ceramic sculptures. Featured artists include Russell Orlando, Ed Janzen, Dennis Jones, Julie Russell Smith, Freddie Harris, Jennifer McCandless, and Tom Humes. The Ladybug Gallery and Studios are located at 1250 Hubbard. Guests are encouraged to enter through the gallery entrance off of Porter Street. This event is free and open to the public. Feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns or e-mail.

-Aaron Timlin, board chairperson
(313) 899-2243 ext 151

Call to artists - exhibition opportunity

The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit will be opening its first exclusively online exhibition in January 2009. The exhibition will give you an opportunity to view new work by local and internationally based artists and attend an actual reception where you can nibble on some peanuts and sip on a drink all from the comforts of your own home. You will also be able to engage in a virtual chat with other guests during the opening reception, discuss the work with the artists and more. Artists interested in exhibiting their work in this 100% virtual exhibition may send files (image files, video or music/audio files) to between December 10 and December 15, 2008. Submissions made before December 10 will not be considered by the selection committee. With your e-mail submission please limit the number of files to not more then 10 images and 5 video or music/audio files. Please also include a description of the work being submitted. This could simply include titles, mediums and dimensions. Also ensure that name and contact information of the artist are included on the artwork description document.

Please direct any questions to We will respond to all inquiries by December 10, 2008.

The selection committee looks forward to the opportunity to review the work of sculptors, filmmakers, bands, painters, architects, photographers, writers and more. Work will be featured in a unique virtual gallery and we hope to show both audio, 2d and 3d work.
December 11 meeting reminder

Before the close of this year, major decisions will be made that may significantly affect programming at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID), specifically as they relate to our facility on Rosa Parks Blvd. The small building in the Woodbridge Historic District has been a home for the arts for over 10 years. The decisions may have a direct and immediate impact on CAID's future at this place and on the members and community it serves there.

The hard choices CAID now faces are of such significance that the board of directors finds it necessary to solicit the input and guidance of CAID members and any other interested and concerned individuals. We feel strongly that CAID should never exist to serve merely the visions of a few. Its primary purpose is and always will be to promote the dreams and creative ambitions and curiosities of the many.

Therefore, we respectfully request your presence at a general meeting on Thursday, December 11 at 5:30PM at CAID's Rosa Parks location. We will invite you to voice your ideas and concerns in response to a report of the past year, a summary of our programs and plans for the future and a presentation of the choices that will need to be made regarding our Rosa Parks facility. I can not emphasize enough how important it is to me that you attend this meeting. Dress is casual and we will be providing refreshments.

Funk Night every Last Friday

Music and art exhibitions at CAID


The Ladybug Gallery in the Whitdell Building are located at: 1250 Hubbard Street (Hubbard and Porter Streets) Detroit 48209

The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit is a community based non-profit organization. CAID fosters and promotes the essential link between contemporary arts and contemporary society through its exhibitions, performances, critical and public discourse and the funding of contemporary arts and art related activities.

5141 Rosa Parks Blvd, 313.899.CAID