Art Road Nonprofit, the organization bringing art class back to schools that lack art in their curriculum throughout Southeastern Michigan, is pleased to announce they will be awarded with a donation of $7,500 from the Junior League of Detroit (JLD). The money was raised through the JLD’s annual Fall fundraiser, the Festival of Wreaths, held on November 19 in Grosse Pointe, MI. Ann Turnbull, JLD President and Ann Baxter, JLD Festival of Wreaths Committee Co-Chair will present the check to Art Road at the organization’s “Have a Heart for Art” mixer on February 15th at Mitchell’s Fish Market in Livonia.

“We are deeply grateful to Ann Baxter, her committee and the volunteers that created the spectacular Festival of Wreaths Event that benefited Art Road Nonprofit,” said Carol Hofgartner, president and founder of Art Road. “The $7500 donation to Art Road from the Festival of Wreaths provides art class to a classroom of 25 students for an entire school year. Students that otherwise would not have art class, will have art class because of the Junior League of Detroit. We look forward to the Junior League of Detroit members volunteering in the art rooms to see firsthand their donation at work.”

“The Junior League of Detroit is committed to broadening the opportunities available for children and their families in the City of Detroit,” said Turnbull. “Arts education has been proven to be an important part of a student’s curriculum and we are so pleased to be able to provide this funding to Art Road Nonprofit, bringing the joy of art to an entire classroom of students.

Tickets to the “Have a Heart for Art” event are $20 per person.
RSVP online at and click on the donate button or call Carol Hofgartner, Art Road at 313.407.9805.

The event will include a silent auction. Drinks, appetizers and desserts will be served in the private dining room. Donations to Art Road are also being accepted online or by calling the organization directly.

About Art Road
Art Road’s mission is that children throughout Southeastern Michigan have access to art instruction. Currently, Art Road is providing art class to 800 students that lack art in their curriculum. The organization’s goal is to raise $186,000 by August 1, 2012 to provide art class to 1200 students for the 2012/2013 school year. To be inspired and get involved with Art Road, visit


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