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U-M Arts Initiative Signature

Artist Responses

A series of billboards to be displayed in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint from local artists representing their own 'heart maps.'

Nour Ballout curated the billboard component of the project with a call for submissions from students from all three U-M campuses and Michigan-based artists from each city; Amanda Edwards in Flint, Cyrah Dardas in Dearborn, and Avery Williamson, Steering Committee member, in Ann Arbor.


A series of live, in-person performances with regional artists Dani Darling, Monica Blaire and Natasha Thomas on all three campuses beginning in late September and going through October.

Dani Darling, 7:30 pm, September 24, Ann Arbor. Learn more here.

Natasha Thomas, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, October 8, Flint. Learn more here.

Monica (mBthelight) Blaire, 12:30 pm, October 21, Dearborn. Learn more here.