(TONIGHT 7/31/12) Hundreds of Supporters to Join the Rally to Save the DIA
Hundreds of Supporters to Join the Rally to Save the DIA
Supporters to unite on July 31 at New Center Park to urge YES vote on August 7 DIA millage
WHAT: Rally to Save the DIA
WHO: Emcee, Spike from Mojo In The Morning (Channel 95.5), Entertainment by Urban Stringz II Youth Ensemble, and representatives from the Detroit Institute of Arts and community leaders voicing their support for the millage.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
5:30 p.m. – Urban Stringz to perform
6:15 p.m. – Program begins; Spike, DIA Director Graham W.J. Beal, teachers and students give support and testimonies for the DIA to encourage guests to vote Yes on August 7
7:30 p.m. – Event ends
WHERE: New Center Park, 2990 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202
Information on the Rally
Spike from Mojo In The Morning (Channel 95.5), Urban Stringz II Youth Ensemble, representatives from the Detroit institute of Arts and hundreds of DIA supporters will attend a rally at New Center Park to rally for the DIA’s millage. Guests will have the opportunity to show their support for the museum and volunteer with the campaign.
Information on the Millage
The Detroit Institute of Arts is seeking a millage in Macomb, Wayne and Oakland counties. The proposed millage rate is 0.2 mil, which would cost homeowners $15 per year for every $150,000 of a home’s fair market value. The DIA will provide free general admission at any time for all residents of counties that approved the millage. The vote will take place on August 7, 2012. The millage would provide $23 million per year: $10 million in Oakland, $8 million in Wayne, and $5 million in Macomb. For more information, visit www.artisforeveryone.org.