The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

The Local Artists Under 10 event was created in 2001 by former America  Reads tutor Emilie Rex with the goal of bringing members of the community together to celebrate art and literacy.

Detroit Public Schools students and Ginsberg Center literacy tutors read a book together and complete accompanying lessons, then engage in an art project that brings the text to life. Young students experience the joy of creative expression as it relates to literacy, and then see their artwork prominently displayed in a professional art gallery. This creates a shared experience between young students, families, and Ginsberg Center students and staff that fosters pride in their artistic and academic accomplishments.


In Partnership with the UM Detroit Center
The Ginsberg Center has partnered with the University of Michigan’s Detroit Center on this event since 2014.  The Detroit Center’s Monts Hall Gallery provides a professional setting for the display of student artwork over a three-week period.  Hosting Local Artists Under 10 in Detroit emphasizes the bond between the Ginsberg Center and its partners in the City of Detroit.