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Art Receptions

Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Cultural Arts opportunities include a variety of art-driven events. This spring and summer join us for A2 Community Sing; One of our monthly jams including Acoustic, Blue Grass or Blues; Song writing; Book presentation and signing on the Civil War, Concerts in the Park and a concert hosted at the Ann Arbor Senior Center open to the public.



Roundabouts jpg for sharing flyer 3-2017.jpgBluegrass Jam Meetup

Second and Fourth Tuesdays monthly, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $5​
The A2 Blue Grass participants come from all over southeast Michigan and just have fun with bluegrass jamming and singing. Our skills range from expert to novice. We draw a wide variety of musical instruments including banjos, fiddles, stand up and electronic bass, percussion, washboard, dobro, mandolin and the occasional harmonica. Everyone is welcome, and it is open to all ages. We like to concentrate on the standard bluegrass tunes, with some vocals. A list of some of the music we play is on the music page on our website. For more information, visit . We meet at the Ann Arbor Senior Center in Burns Park. Feel free to stop by and just listen for no fee, but donations are always appreciated.

Concerts in the Park

Join us on summer Sundays in beautiful Burns Park for free live performances at 3 p.m., just outside of downtown Ann Arbor and U-M Central Campus. Rain location is in the Ann Arbor Senior Center.


Song Writing

We’ll meet the third Sunday of the month at the Ann Arbor Senior Center in Burns Park from 7-9 p.m. Fee: $5. The song writing group is driven to provide community, education, development and support to those who want to explore writing songs. This group can include those who have never written a song before and are curious, to those who already have a portfolio of songs that they have written. Each month includes an open, moderated workshop where participants discuss fears, ideas, techniques, challenges and best practices. Learn more and sign up to attend at These are two-hour sessions are limited to 16 participants. Bring original completed songs, works in progress, works you are stuck on. Contact Dan French through the website with questions.

The Civil War through the Words of a Soldier- with Author P.C. Zick


Friday, June 9, 1-2:30 p.m. Fee: $6 Senior Center Member; $8 nonmember Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Cultural Arts Programs hosted at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave, in the Gallery Room.  Catch a glimpse into the program by watching her you tube trailer:  . The program begins with a 30 minute Civil War music played by local musician, followed by a presentation by P.C. Zick, a Q & A and concluding with light refreshments, book signing and sales and a little more music. This popular event has limited seating. We encourage you to register early for this program.

Art Receptions

Artist Reception with live music and light refreshments

In an effort to bring art and the community together, the City of Ann Arbor Senior Center hosts several art shows throughout the year in the center located at beautiful Burns Park. We provide a community-
based venue for Ann Arbor artists and art students to show their work in our gallery space. We welcome artists who produce art in a variety of media to share their artwork with not only the senior center participants, but with the general public. Each artist hosts a special evening reception to share their artwork. These artist receptions are
open to the public and often include live music and light refreshments. Suggested donation for attendees is $5.
May Arts Celebration, Friday, May 12, 6-8 p.m., Student Art Show, WCC, Life Enrichment class.


More artist receptins this spring and summer:

My Artistic Journey, Friday, July 14, 6-8 p.m., Artist Cindy Deery.