The Detroit Institute of Arts
The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. Founded in 1885, the museum was originally located on Jefferson Avenue, but, due to its rapidly expanding collection, moved to a larger site on Woodward Avenue in 1927. The new Beaux-Arts building, designed by Paul Cret, was immediately referred to as the “temple of art.” Two wings were added in the 1960s and 1970s, and a major renovation and expansion that began in 1999 was completed in 2007.
Detroit Historical Society
Established in 1921, the Detroit Historical Society’s mission is to educate and inspire our community and visitors by preserving and portraying our region’s shared history through dynamic exhibits and experiences. The Society is responsible for the overall management and operations of the Detroit Historical Museum, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, and a Collectionof more than 200,000 artifacts.
Woodward Avenue Action Association
The Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3) is an economic and community development organization working to enhance and improve the visual, economic, functional and historic character of Woodward Avenue through a local and regional effort. Woodward Avenue’s 27 miles traverse eleven communities and two counties in metro-Detroit, and include some of Michigan’s best assets – from thriving business districts to some of the world’s most historic sites.
The Woodward Project
The Woodward Project is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and economy of Metro Detroit and Michigan through the promotion of walkable communities, traditional downtowns and mass transit.
The Detroit Zoological Society
The Detroit Zoological Society is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo.
Friends of Belle Isle Aquarium
The Friends of Belle Isle Aquarium is a non-profit group, which formed in mid January of 2005 due to the announcement of the closing of the Aquarium. Our goal is to preserve the century old Belle Isle Aquarium and secure this educational icon for future generations.
Motown Historical Museum
Motown Historical Museum is one of Detroit’s most popular tourist destinations. Each year, the museum attracts thousands of visitors from across the nation and around the globe. The museum was founded in 1985 by Esther Gordy Edwards. Its mission is to preserve the legacy of Motown Record Corporation and to educate and motivate people, especially youth, through exhibitions and programs that promote the values of vision, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Urban Farming began in 2005 with three gardens in Detroit, Michigan, which is the Urban Farming Headquarter City. In just four and a half growing seasons, Urban Farming has now expanded into thirty cities across the country and abroad with the equivalent of over eight hundred gardens based off of a twenty by twenty foot garden size. A twenty by twenty foot Urban Farming Garden takes two semi-trucks of topsoil to create.