Community Outreach Programs


American Roots Music Program.

17th year presenting Matt Watroba/ Robert Jones program to our Huron Valley  8th graders....

This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

MOT at HVS - Jack and the Beanstalk


The Huron Valley Council for the Arts is pleased to celebrate our 20th Anniversary and the 17th year of bringing live theater experiences to the students in Huron Valley Schools.   Michigan Opera Theater performed their operatic version of Jack & the Beanstalk to (521) 2nd graders at Milford High Schools Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, April 18, 2019. This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


We appreciate the wonderful support from our members, community businesses and organizations who help make  the “Arts Come Alive” in our community.  A big “Thank You” to Huron Valley Schools for their collaborative efforts, the Huron Valley Education Foundation,  Huron Valley Optimists, and the Michigan Humanities Council who provided funding.


This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Lineup for 2019


What’s coming up with the school programs.....


February 25 and 27: Celebrating Black History

Matt Watroba and Robert Jones will be bringing their “American Roots Music Program” celebrating Black History month to HVS 8th grade. The show will be presented on February 25 to White Lake Middle School 8th graders at 8:30 am and Muir Middle School at 10:30 am. On February 27, Matt and Robert will present the show to Oak Valley Students at 10:30 am.


March 14, Tom Zakarian will perform for our little ones at Apollo Center.  Tom will bring a variety of sing along activities for all students who attend Apollo Center.


April 18, the Detroit Opera Theater  will bring the program “Jack and the Beanstalk” to the Milford HS Center for Performing Arts for all HVS 2nd graders.  The DOT will perform two shows for us.  One show will begin at 10 am and the second to follow at 11 am. 

May 1, Laszlo Slomovitz, from Gemini, will perform for the little ones at Apollo Center. 



These programs are part of our Art For Life Mission.  Funding for these shows come from HVEF, the HV Optimists, Walmart, and donations from private individuals Dr. David Campbell and Lake Michigan CU.


What is the Arts For Life Initiative?


As a regional center for arts and culture HVCA is a uniting voice for the arts and arts support within the region.  

HVCA firmly believes the heart and soul of a healthy and thriving community is the arts, in all their disciplines.  

Therefore, one of HVCA’s fundamental objectives is to provide educational classes and artistic opportunities for all age ranges.  

The Art for Life Initiative is a comprehensive, inclusive, multi-disciplinary educational program that offers classes to both adults and youth, on weekdays, evenings and weekends at a reasonable cost or no cost. It brings hands-on, participatory arts experiences to all ages, all abilities and for all stages of life. This initiative incorporates music, theatre, visual arts, dance, media and literary arts.  

In addition any revenues garnered through these initiatives are utilized for the continued reinvestment in our local art and cultural scene.


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Highland, MI 48357


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