creative:impact - Ch…Ch…Ch…Changes

Nov 24, 2020

Deb Polich and the Mayflower
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Deb Polich takes David Fair on a personal journey leading to a discovery that changes what she know about herself as an American.  In a surprising way, it helps her manage the upheaval of change that 2020 has wielded and, as always in Deb’s case, winds back to creativity.  Hear it here on "creative:impact."

Deb Polich, President and CEO of the Arts Alliance

Creative industries in Washtenaw County add hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy.  In the weeks and months to come, 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and co-host Deb Polich, the President and CEO of The Arts Alliance, explore the myriad of contributors that make up the creative sector in Washtenaw County.


Artists Sunday poster
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Artists Sunday is celebrated between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.  The day is dedicated to encouraging consumers to shop with artists and give something special, unique, and hand-crafted this holiday season.

There’s perhaps nothing more personal than a gift of the arts.

Artists Sunday is the Sunday after Thanksgiving (November 29) this year.


Creative Washtenaw Marketplace

Artist Sunday

Deb Polich's 3rd great grandmother Mariah Whitefeather Rickard (1812-1897)
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