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The Center for the Arts OnTheGo Presents FREE: Family Fun Day

Sat. October 26, 10am – 2pm

The Plaza Gallery


  • Offered four times a year, these are free all-day events geared toward families and introduces many young children in our community to their first-ever arts experience.


Performance Schedule

  • 11:00am: Susan J Gilman – Storytelling
  • 11:45am: Nick Fedoroff – Magic
  • 12:30pm: essence – Music 



Susan J. Gilman never set out to write books that made people laugh. Her main love has always been literary fiction. However, even with her most serious work, people would always tell her that parts of it were funny. Gilman taught writing and literature at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. Susan always loved telling stories and wanted to be an author since she was a child.  





Nick Fedoroff is more than just tricks and illusions.  He creates an atmosphere of wonder and astonishment where entertainment, spectacle, and excitement come together. When Fedoroff is in the house, reality is suspended and expectations are exceeded. His unique approach to magic blends extraordinary illusions with an unforgettable presentation that continues to inspire long after the festivities end.





essence In addition to writing folk/americana, pop, and rock songs, essence expanded her repertoire by creating a collection of charming, catchy tunes inspired by her son that turned out to have a life of their own becoming favorites of families nationwide, loved equally by parents and children alike. Her children’s album, A Dog Named Moo is a multi-media project featuring a collection of 13 songs, a “T REXXXX” book, a smartphone app, and several music videos. essence is developing an educational curriculum based on the project. A Dog Named Moo was voted Top Kids Album of the Year by Daily Candy.




We offer families the opportunity to participate in healthy art-based activities together, such as face painting, crafts, and a balloon artist and other fun entertainment. The Center for the Arts believes that participation in the arts is one of the key elements to building creative thinking, problem-solving skills, and high self-esteem in youth. The Center is committed to working with the schools, youth organizations, and families in our community to bridge the gap between arts education in our schools and what youth need in order to thrive. Learn More.


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