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Our mission is the preservation, presentation, promotion, and development of the African and African- American cultural arts traditions within our multicultural community.
The Carr Center is a multidisciplinary cultural arts center in downtown Detroit that brings high quality arts experiences and arts education to the metro-Detroit community and through its web-casting provides global transmission of Detroit's art and culture. Our purpose is to provide educational opportunities for students of the arts, bring high-quality artistic experiences to broad-based audiences and support artists in the creation and presentation of their work.
I was briefly given a volunteer orientation around the center by Brenda and then assigned me to the wonderful people who work under organization. Volunteered for the closing reception of Michael Sharpe's "Earth, Wind & Sanctuary" and the unveiling of the art installation: "Detroit's Music, Jazz!", for which I felt privileged on volunteering for the entirety of both events, and not to leave out working with people under this lovely organization! I experienced, first hand, Detroit's culture in the heart of it all leaving me astonished and feeling welcomed, as someone who just moved to Michigan from New York, thanks to the Carr Center! Would volunteer again!