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Media Alert: Clawson boutique Leon & Lulu to host community welcome Event for Detroit Institute of Arts’ Inside|Out Program, portion of proceeds will benefit the museum

Monday, July 02, 2012

WHAT:          Eclectic furniture, gift and accessory store Leon & Lulu will host a community shopping event to celebrate the installation of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) Inside|Out program in Clawson, Troy, Royal Oak and Ferndale. The event includes a variety of food options from restaurants throughout the four communities, a silent auction, a raffle and more. Ten percent of the proceeds from the night benefit the DIA.

 

WHEN:          Wednesday, July 11, 6 to 8 p.m.

 

WHERE:       Leon & Lulu

                        96 West 14 Mile Road

                        Clawson, MI 48017

 

COST:            Guests receive complimentary food and beverages. Limited quantities of first-edition Inside|Out T-shirts will be available for $15.

 

OTHER:        Inside|Out, now in its third year, brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit. Where possible, the works are clustered within walking or biking distance of each other in a grand, open-air gallery. For more information, visit www.dia.org/insideout. Inside|Out is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

 

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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA's collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

 

Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit.