DTI RiverWalk FEST and Annual Mural Renovation Program  are proud to announce that we are again expanding further our  LiveART Mural Renovation Program  adding many additional panels and artist competing in our PANEL ART LiveART CONTEST

DTI focuses on local and regional Michigan artists but as well has had Artist from New York, Florida, and the Upper Peninsula spotlight their talent as well even artists featured on the cover of major magazines

This year's chosen professionals will compete to win placement in the "DTI Caravan Show of 2019" and we have created a goal of 15 over-sized canvasses throughout the event for all to see! 

 This program will both fund the winning artists with top dollar sales of their art, (elevated by our publicity brought through touring their art) but also elevating their names with garnered press as well as bringing raises awareness of their style to heighten their popularity.

this program funds our new sustainable Art Scholarship Program for Waterford High School Artists for their chosen college.

These new reliable structures will fund each year's brand new mural design as apposed to just "as needed maintenance" to existing designs.

Each year we will be renovation the 5,500 Square foot space much earlier for far more people to enjoy during the warm weather months (before bad weather pays its toll on the vibrant colors)

  This year's many judged pieces will be chosen to tour through local and regional galleries, Local business, and some may even be presented in municipal buildings like the Township Hall for a period of time.

This all garners new recognition for these great new talented artist and helps bring public awareness to their work that increases the value and demand for art at auction

All pieces taken on tour will help raise money for future LiveArt competitions, future scholarships programs, and as well a large percentage of each sale goes back to the artist! 

Select winners will be chosen to help design next year's mural as part of new upcoming installations and winners as well can participate in the annual mural to present their styles right in the "HUB" for the DTI FEST 2020

 DTI will as well be opening up these contests to "students" to compete "Day of" in our LiveART Competition - for the *Dare to Inspire Community Arts Inc 501 3(c) Scholarship Program (awarded after the festival) Help us spotlight young upcoming talent right here in our community by contributing to our cause for needed paint and supplies TODAY!

      2018 FEATURED ARTIST WAS                   "SAM'S WELDED ART"            (SAMANTHA WAGNER)

 2017's Feature Artist Was: Michelle Thibodeau

The Dare to Inspire "RiverWalk Fest" was first conceived to help fund DTI's commitment to Waterford's "Mural Renovation Project" started in 2014 that continues on today.

                 Justin McDougald Art Director and President of                      Dare to Inspire Community Arts Inc 501 3(c)

This year's DTI FEST will again promote cultural arts, commerce, and further continue to unify our Community with beautification projects, by eliminating blight, and by promoting higher education with our new scholarship programs for upcoming and talented new artists


  DTI is proud to announce it's 5th year as a highly ranked 501 3(c) non-profit. With each passing years growth and newly formed relationships DTI has been able to position itself as a centralized source for other non-profits to meet and do good deeds together. Dti would like to announce our new mission of called " 'Cause-Way " to help local Non-Profits to find "common ground in which to walk along"

DTI is committing to form relationships with other non-profits to help collaborate in Joint Fundraising. " 'Cause-Way " can examining the cultures of your cause and help you pair with other like-minded groups with like-minded cultures and find centralized events or help create new exiting events from scratch to create that make sense for all involved

Through our new strong relationaship building efforts Dare to Inspire Community Arts Inc 501 3(3) or DTI ...has been able to expand to be recognized in our community, schools in White Lake, Clarkston, Pontiac, and surrounding cities as a trusted source for bringing common ideologies together that actualize our goals

DTI hosts great seasonal events monthly and bi-monthly including many new free community activities for children and adults near you

Dare to Inspire Community Arts In 501 3(c) has created a new grant funded organization called "inspired Youth" and offers seasonal monthly art camps for "at-risk" aged youth, and adult events as well to promote art, music, and healthy living abroad. Our staff is now frequently invited to interact in surrounding schools to teach cultural arts, healthy living, life skills & leadership, and confidence through self-expression to youth abroad.

"Inspired Youth" not only stocks materials for our FREE seasonal Art based events and tutorials, but as well supplies FREE art supplies for our art camp kids (provided through grant funding and generous community donations)

These FREE art supplies for the children are gifted to them to keep and use for school and as well to take home.

Dare to Inspire Community Arts Inc "Inspired Youth" students are always provided healthy snacks, or nutritious meals, while participate with our professional instructors that demonstrate our creative brand of artistic culinary presentations where we pass on the skills kids need to prepare healthy meals and make healthy choices themselves at home.

   Our "Inspired Youth" professional instructors strive to make it our mission to present positive adult role-models with important messages for "at-risk" aged kids about addiction, healthy living, emotional well being, and confidence building through nurturing environments with positive examples of self-expression from our members.

Dare to Inspire Instructors draw from a great wealth of multi-talented, committed support staff that actively seek-out creative and diverse cultural communities organizations to provide a strong, diverse, community conscious staff for a wide cultural range of events. We can provide a wide ranging set of skills, scope, and focused community that can be a great gateway conduit for identifying or referring a vast range of challenges for children and adults alike.

We are qualified to refer help those in need of support with: depression, addiction, self confidence, self-image dysmorphia, abuse, family counseling issues, mental health, dietary issues, and often have professional on-hand, with related materials for immediate assistance and referral

"Dare to Inspire Community Arts Inc" 501 3(c) asks for your continued support with this; our member & community funded pilot program, the 6TH annual "Dare to Inspire" RiverWalk Fest

(Currently NOT grant funded)

Come join us August 24TH and 25TH, 2019 for a very ambitious expansion and celebration with all our members and members from many invited community minded groups -NOW a two-day event and nearly 66% percent larger than previous years with our all new expanded footprint

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to continue our fight against blight and our mission to seek out the most impacting opportunities in your communities that will turn the worst perceived negatives into your communities greatest new positive inspirations. we are designed to re-purposed hope right where you live

   DTI believes through creative art installations,        renovating degraded areas, eliminating blight and providing strong example of leadership that we can seed real and positive change (while providing creative new attractions)

We strive to help make great new functional amenities and opportunities for social growth. We know that we can create anticipated traditions in communities just like yours ...just like we have done for ours  


                   Ask us how you can join the                   "Movement for Improvement Today"

"The 'Cause-Way"


      Dare to Inspire Community Arts Inc 501 3(c)

"Creating Traditions Today"

                  The 6th Annual                      "Dare to Inspire RiverWalk Fest"           AUGUST 24th and 25th, 2019           

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