The Healing

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Celebrate the rich culture and history of Detroit’s North End neighborhood August 18th21st during the fourth annual North End Urban Expressions Art Festival: The Healing. The North End Urban Expressions Art Festival is a showcase of the North End’s creativity, culture, evolution and a platform to engage and encourage neighborhood youth in positive self-expression. Each year, The Healing celebrates the history of the North End and the beauty that exists on Oakland Avenue. Numerous young people and adult artists perform original works in front of The Healing Gallery + Stage, a backdrop of art commissioned by four young community artists and four adult visual artists at the Oakland Avenue Urban Farm.

The Healing 2016 Schedule 

Thursday, August 18th
Illuminate Poetry Slam

Friday, August 19th
OAAC Member Film screening

Saturday, August 20th11am-8pm
The Healing 2016
Oakland Avenue Urban Farm
9354 Oakland Ave., Detroit, MI 48211
Oakland Avenue Farmers’ Market open
Food, health & wellness, and art vendors
Healing workshops

Sunday, August 21st
North End Soup

The grand festival day, Saturday, August 20th will be from 11am-8pm at the Oakland Avenue Urban Farm located on 9354 Oakland, Detroit, MI and will feature visual art and performing artists in varying genres such as spoken word, storytelling, hip-hop, jazz and turntabalism. Health and wellness vendors and wonderful healing workshops and demonstrations will take place; in addition to a great choice of food vendors represented from the Oakland Avenue Farmers’ Market and Michigan chefs, grillers and caterers.


Please fill out the vendor form: The Healing Vendor Form and email to or drop it off at 8326 Oakland (OAAC Office) by Monday, August 15th. Please call (313)799-2151 before dropping off your vendor to ensure someone is at the OAAC Office to receive your form.

Jessica Care Moore Performs Black Statue of Liberty at The Healing 2013