The Oakland Avenue Artists of Coalition (OAAC) is a grassroots community organization whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for the transformation of Oakland Avenue into the North End’s art corridor. The corridor will feature a public art park and continuous performing arts events at varying locations along the avenue. OAAC strives to engage and encourage neighborhood youth in positive self-expression through the arts and uplift and heal the community infrastructure of the North End neighborhood through artistic place making while building an art economy that sustains artists. OAAC’s multi-generational leadership includes artists of multiple disciplines in the performing and visual arts.
The artist coalition would not have been possible without the wholistic support of Community + Public Arts Detroit (C+PAD) an initiative of the College For Creative Studies and the North End Central Woodward Arts Committee and the community of the North End. To you, we say thank you.