Adrienne Smith is a Junior from Cadillac, Michigan. Adrienne is working with Living Arts, which recently merged with El Arte Alliance in Southwest Detroit, to develop a broad array of arts outreach and programming including extensive dance education. The arts-infused education component of Living Arts has many of its programs in the Academy of Americas, a low-resourced Detroit public school. Adrienne assists Detroit poet Lolita Hernandez in a writing workshop for 8th graders at the Academy.
Living Arts is a community based nonprofit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to strengthening the urban neighborhoods of Southwest Detroit by cultivating an environment that sparks the imagination and fosters ingenuity through the arts and community development initiatives. It is our aim to inspire individuals and families to gain a vision of life filled with creativity and purpose.