‘Eyes’ on Creativity: Abrakadoodle Brings Free Paint Night to Voyageur Academy
Celebrating Voyageur Academy’s 20th anniversary, Abrakadoodle of Detroit joined with several area businesses to provide a free community painting event that brought together 80 parents and staff on November 27th. This was the third annual Voyageur painting night, and this year’s project featured ‘cougar eyes,’ a project created by the high school art students to honor the school’s mascot. The festive event included fun, food, gifts, music and painting and was hosted by Voyageur staff and the VA-Parent Community Group and facilitated by Abrakadoodle of Wayne County and included Voyageur parents, board members, the Romine Group and Ferris State University.
According to Dawna Kelly, Director of Abrakadoodle-Detroit, “It’s fabulous to see so many ‘eyes’ focused upon building a stronger school community.” Abrakadoodle-Detroit has been providing academic art programs for both Voyageur Academy K-8 and Voyageur College Prep High School for 10 years. Voyageur Academy is a free, public charter school serving students grades K-12 and is located at 4321 Military Street in Detroit. Event sponsors included Little Caesar’s of Michigan Avenue, RAMM Marathon & Subway at I-94 & Livernois, Prince Valley Market of Michigan Avenue, Hacienda Mexican Foods on Buchanan and Abrakadoodle of Wayne County, serving all of Detroit.