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Ypsilanti Businesses Display Artwork Produced By YCS Students


Artwork produced by Ypsilanti Community Schools students is on display at six local businesses after their original show in Washington D.C. was cancelled, due to COVID-19.  

Bobcat Bonnie's and 734 Brewing Companyare among the Ypsilanti businesses displaying the art that was created based on the theme of Equality, Justice, and Diversity.  The art students had been invited to showcase their work at the National Department of Education this past May in Washington D.C., but the event was cancelled because of the pandemic.  Wayne Millette is co-owner of the Back Office Studio, another of the businesses showcasing the art, and explains whey wanted to display the artwork.

Wayne Millette: It creates a sense of pride; it creates a sense of accomplishment and that’s really what we’re after. Trying to support kids in ways that allow them to maximize, in this case their artistic capacity.

The artwork will be on display during the month of November as part of a project hosted by the group First Fridays Ypsilanti.  For a full list of the businesses displaying the artwork, click here.  

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu

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