The Arts Center is located at 81 Chestnut in the heart of Downtown Wyandotte. The architecture of the building, constructed in 1911, represents the splendor of a different era: a time when Wyandotte exemplified our region’s entrance into America’s industrial boom. The structure was built by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, an internationally recognized fraternal service organization. In 1943, the building was bought by the Fraternal Order of Free and Accepted Masons. The Masons remained in the building for over 50 years, continuing the Odd Fellows’ tradition of community service and good fellowship. The building was purchased by the City of Wyandotte in 2008 under the tenure of then Mayor James R. DeSana. The intention was to preserve its rich history and redevelop it as a cultural facility. To that end, it became the home of the DCA in 2010.
We provide artists with an incubator space to create their art in a dynamic environment. Read more about our resident artists and see what you can do to become part of our family.
Art-o-mat® machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art. There are over 100 active machines in various locations throughout the world. About 400 contributing artists are currently involved. Read about the DCA's involvement with this fun machine.
renting the Arts center
Need space for your event? The Arts Center has rental space in its lower gallery, main floor gallery, kitchen lower classroom, and auditorium. The Arts Center is a great location for meetings, workshops, graduations, showers, weddings and much more.
Download the event application here. Details and pricing are specific to your event, so please contact us with your details.
For more information, please call 734-720-0671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
becoming an arts center
It doesn't just happen overnight. With help from many volunteers, we were able to transform this peculiar space into a thriving artist community. Read on to learn more and see the transformation.