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TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE HOTTEST PARTY OF THE YEAR!
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
“ARTS ALIVE!” GALA WILL CELEBRATE THE
GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS
NOVEMBER 10, 2007
September 20, 2007 (DETROIT)—Tickets are officially now on sale for Arts Alive!, the grand opening gala for the new Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), which promises to be the hottest party of the year. Arts Alive! will be held November 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m. and will offer an extraordinary evening of art experiences. Guests will be among the first to exclusively preview the new DIA—truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. A change of this magnitude has not happened since the museum’s original building opened in 1927.
Following a $158 million, six-year building renovation and expansion project, the new DIA with completely re-organized galleries and expansive new public spaces will be unveiled at this spectacular fundraising party for Detroit’s own national treasure. And while the new DIA will be the main attraction at Arts Alive!, a diverse line-up of international, national and local entertainment will excite and engage partygoers as they experience the museum—and art—as never before.
Performance painter Michael Israel wields his paintbrushes like swords, and will wow partygoers as he moves in rhythm to music while splashing his canvasses with color. He has graced Olympic stages, presidential galas and
The Alex Donner Orchestra will perform throughout the evening for guests’ dancing and listening pleasure. Rave reviews follow Donner around the country, whether he’s playing swing, disco, big band, Latin or rock’n’roll.
Art comes to life again in a performance created especially for the DIA by the renowned Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet of
Arts Alive! guests also have an opportunity to personally participate in the art experiences of this spectacular evening! Chris Nuñez, the celebrity tattoo artist from the TLC hit TV show Miami Ink, will create phenomenal temporary tattoos on select partygoers. Osadia, the colorfully costumed street theatre company from
And the party is just getting started! DJ Cassidy, one of the most sought-after names in the industry, will entertain and energize the Arts Alive! guests well into the night. Dee-jaying events all over the world for some of the biggest names in entertainment, Cassidy’s client roster includes Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Elton John, Paris Hilton and more.
Local entertainers at Arts Alive! include
This magnificent, unsurpassed evening to celebrate the new DIA is being orchestrated by event chairpersons Mary Kay Crain, Jennifer Fischer, Carlita Kilpatrick and Marianne Schwartz.
Tickets to Arts Alive! are now on sale and may be purchased by calling (313) 833-7967. The “Impressionist” package, priced at $600 per ticket, includes a champagne reception, a strolling culinary feast, all of the Arts Alive! entertainment, a specially selected guest favor, valet parking, two passes to an exclusive gallery tour on Nov. 15, and two tickets to the DFT Champagne Preview Party in 2008. Additionally, a limited number of “Impressionist Premier” packages are available for $10,000 and include all of the elements of the Impressionist package plus reserved private seating with an attendant in
DIA Temporary Closing & Public Reopening
To complete the final phase of the renovation project, which includes reinstalling over 5,000 works of art in redesigned galleries, the museum is currently closed. Arts Alive! on Nov. 10 will kick off more than a week of events to celebrate the opening of the new DIA, concluding with its official public debut at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.
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Located in the heart of
NOTE: Photos of Arts Alive! performers are available upon request.