51st Annual ‘An Evening of Fine Arts’

  • As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is partnering with Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and the City of Detroit's Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship to present the 51st Annual ‘An Evening of Fine Arts’ as a virtual concert. This event highlights and represents the best of the District’s fine and performing arts for the current school year. Viewers will have a front row seat to witness the talents and accomplishments of some of DPSCD’s most outstanding visual and performing student artists. This event displays the tremendous development of student talent - discovered, nurtured and developed - within DPSCD. 

    Watch below or visit our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/cM848dPi92A

Fine and Performing Arts

  • The Office of Fine and Performing Arts of the Detroit Public Schools Community District provides equitable opportunities for all learners to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to become lifelong creators in the Arts. Our k-12 Arts programs unlock student potential through dance, visual art, theater and music. By utilizing the wealth of resources and quality instructors in our great city, students are connected with meaningful, student-centered college and career opportunities from a young age. The Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Cultural Passport program, a collaborative initiative between arts industry partners and Detroit Public Schools Community District, brings our students to cultural institutions throughout the city and beyond including; the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theater and the Detroit Institute of Arts. These opportunities enrich the whole child, giving them more experiences for creative thought.

    The Office of Fine and Performing Arts serves to meet the growing and evolving needs of our K-12 students to help them achieve personal, collegiate and career successes. Our sequential k-8 curriculum creates a rigorous platform for students to experience excellence in Arts instruction before their subsequent high school years. Course offerings in beginning, intermediate and advanced level courses in our high schools further prepare students for the creative challenges ahead of them after graduation.  

    For students who choose a rigorous, college preparatory Arts curriculum, we offer the Detroit School of Arts. Detroit School of Arts is a nationally renowned Arts and Academic high school that offers a strong college preparatory Academic and Arts Curriculum, with pre-professional study in Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Music Technology, Dance, Theater, Speech, Radio/Television production, Visual Arts and Visual Communications.

    Whatever type of learner you are, there is a home for you in Detroit Public Schools Community District. Through our wide course offerings, expanding Arts programs and Cultural Passport, all students experience the connection to the Arts.


Student Artwork & Performances

  • 2020 MAEA Top 100 Exhibition Artists

    2020 MAEA Top 100 Exhibition Artists

    We are thrilled to announce that 12 of our elementary school students and 5 of our high school students placed within the top 100 across the state in their respective divisions. Check out these students and their incredible art.

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Contact Information

  • Anthony Smith
    Deputy Executive Director
    Fine and Performing Arts K-12
    3011 West Grand Blvd.,
    9th Floor,
    Detroit, MI 48202 
    Phone: (313) 494-6059

    Andrew McGuire
    Assistant Director
    Fine and Performing Arts K-8
    3011 West Grand Blvd.,
    9th Floor,
    Detroit, MI 48202 
    Phone: (313) 873-7583