RESIGNATION: I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow board members, both past and present, and to all the Grandmont residents who supported the Art Fair. After six years as the event organizer, I’ve decided to resign to move forward with entrepreneurship opportunities and family reasons that require my full attention. This is definitely bittersweet, but I will still be around as a board member and to help organize certain events. It has truly been a pleasure and I look forward to seeing you soon and or working with you at some capacity in the community.
HUGE THANK YOU TO 2018 VOLUNTEERS / SUPPORT TEAM: Candice Fortman, Bernard & Kathy Morgan, Erik & Charity Dean, Mark & Julie Janusch, Lorenzo & Victoria Blount, Dan & Rita Neal, Robert & Diane Patterson, Philip & Cora Foster, Krystal Thurmond, Edward & Carla Smith, Charlotte Wright, Ethel Smith, Yvonne Sanders, Ottumn Kennedy, Larissa Richardson, Kevin Johnson, Harrison Duke, John Edwards, James Liddell, Muhsin & Mary Muhammad, Samantha du Preez, Mark McCrae and Isis King.
SAFETY: Muhsin Muhammad and the Grandmont Radio Patrol, NPO Shawn Childrey and the Detroit Police Reserve Unit.
HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, Cross Plumbing & Heating, Cuts Lounge, Henry Ford Health System, Craft Car Care, Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired (GDABVI), Kidz Kingdom, Janco Distribution (aka Mr. Leddy's Candy Store), Detroit Roller Wheels, Developing K.LD.S. (Kingdoms In
Different Stages) & NING Society.
HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, Luther Keith - ARISE Detroit, Councilman James Tate - District 1, Latrice McClendon - Mayor's Office Department of Neighborhoods - District 1, State Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, Commissioner Alisha Bell, Bushnell Congregational Church and Schoolcraft Improvement Association.
SIX YEAR ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Each year, Grandmont's historical art fair has provided over 50 of Detroit's local artist, entrepreneurs and small business owners an opportunity to showcase their talents in a beautiful park setting. Guests were able to find a variety of items from handcrafted jewelry, original paintings, cultural & Detroit-themed apparel, home goods, natural hair & skin products, boutique merchandisc, baked goods, unique art work and much more. Live DJ and live entertainment provided family friendly music for all to enjoy. The festival included fin fitness activities (yoga, Zumba, hula, belly dancing & martial arts) and free health screenings, a children's activity tent, face painting, balloon art and a massage tent. Last but not least, I am extremely proud and honored to have organized an event that helps provide scholarships to Detroit youths in our community!