Farmington Area Junior Chamber and kickstART farmington Bring Art to the People

FARMINGTON, Mich. – The Farmington Area Junior Chamber is joining kickstART farmington to bring the stories of real heroes to life and to help the citizens show their pride in their community. 

This weekend at Art on the Grand, the general public is invited to stop by kickstART farmington’s tent near Starbucks in Downtown Farmington. There they will have the opportunity to shoot a short video sharing a story or vignette about someone who inspires them. It’s called the “My Hero Video Project.”

“Each of us have people in our lives that have inspired us in some way,” said Dwayne Hayes, executive director, kickstART farmington. “Our goal is to help the community tell the story of their hero in a way where all can benefit.”

The collection of videos will be combined into a montage to be shown at the Greater Farmington Film Festival.

In addition to the video project, the Farmington Area Junior Chamber, or Jaycees as they’re often known, are sponsoring a community-wide art project.

Led by the chapter’s resident artist, Mandy Getschman, the project allows community members to decoupage words, photos, drawings, menus or anything else that shows their pride in the community onto three 24x48-inch canvases.

“We are part of a great community here in Farmington and Farmington Hills,” said Adam Denison, president, Farmington Area Junior Chamber. “We feel art gives people an opportunity to show their pride in the community in a very visual way.”

The canvases will be displayed prominently at a location in Downtown Farmington following Art on the Grand.  

Art on the Grand runs Saturday, June 7, through Sunday, June 8.

kickstART farmington is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Farmington Hills, Mich. kickstART farmington’s mission is to promote the good of the Farmington/Farmington Hills community through the arts by sponsoring local events, supporting the work of area writers and artists, and collaborating with others in our community to develop a vibrant and diverse arts scene.

The Farmington Area Junior Chamber is the local of Junior Chamber International (JCI). JCI a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society. For more information on please visit www.fajc.org.


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