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Our theatre and business office are located inside of Arts Detroit 

14709 Champaign

Allen Park, MI 48101

Box office: 313-759-8350

Office: 313-427-2490

Email: info@outvisibletheatre.com

Box office hours: 

Tuesday-Thursday: 3:30-7:30pm

Saturday: 11am-2pm

Show days: one hour prior to curtain

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Our Mission.

Challenge ideas. Inspire creativity. Find the inestimable beauty of life through art.

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Our Vision.

 

To be a premiere theatrical outlet downriver.

Our Passion.

 

Intelligent and thought-provoking stories.

GIVING BACK TO Outvisible

Outvisible is committed to providing high quality theatre as well as investing in new work through the Detroit New Works Festival and producing a world premiere at least once per season. We also are proud to offer pay-what-you-can tickets during the run of every show. As a local non-profit theatre, receiving support through our community from individual and corporate donors, foundations, and grants is integral to our success.

Ticket sales do not cover our operational expenses – actually not even close. Making an unrestricted donation to Center Stage Studios, our parent organization helps further through support of not only Outvisible's programming, but also our sister performing arts studio, Arts Detroit’s, educational programming, where we believe every student should have access to the arts regardless of their ability to pay.

Through your gift, we hope to:

  • Offer top-notch theatre productions

  • Keep ticket costs affordable, and when possible, free

  • Encourage community in the theatrical process through talkbacks

  • Support the larger theatre community through investing in new works

Outvisible has a new home!

This past January, we (along with our performing arts studio, Arts Detroit) transitioned from a small storefront into a 5,000 square foot building. Here, we look forward to serving the hundreds of theatergoers who come to Allen Park from all over metro Detroit to experience high quality live theatre, and where 200 students over the last year alone came to Arts Detroit dance, sing, act, and play piano and violin. 

 

Our continuing vision to be a premier theatre and performing arts education destination in Metro Detroit is flourishing, but we need the community’s support to renovate and sustain our larger studio space. Prior to moving, we had started a capital campaign, from which we have already raised $30,000, but it's no where near enough to renovate and sustain us through a transitionary period of growth into the larger space. 

 

By the end of the year, we hope to continue our campaign to hit a total of $100,000 at a minimum, but the reality is that we need another $20,000 *almost immediately* to begin renovations and get through the summer where there is always a lull for educational programming. 

 

That said, we need your help. Would you consider becoming a founding donor for our building through our capital campaign?

 

Should you consider giving, you are helping to fuel the next generation of aspiring artists and to promote culture in the downriver area, and we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so your donation is tax-deductible. We are also specifically looking for “rent angels” through the end of the year to pledge to donate $2,800-$3,500 to help cover our building rent or rent plus utilities which will be a huge relief in the coming months! 

 

To give, you can make a one-time or set up a monthly recurring donation via PayPal through the below link. Alternately, a check can be mailed to: 14709 Champaign, Allen Park, MI 48101, payable to Center Stage Studios (the Arts Detroit/Outvisible parent company). If you work for an employer who matches donations, we are also happy to assist with matched contribution forms, and we'd love to speak with business owners about how to support the arts in their community. Donations of any amount are great, whether it's $10 or $100 or $1,000 – or perhaps you could consider setting up a small monthly donation which would really add up over time! If you don't have the ability to give right now, we totally get it; perhaps you would consider sharing this page on social media along with a message to your friends and family about how Outvisible has impacted you.

 

Thank you for being a part of this journey and for considering giving back to the arts. Your support is integral and very much appreciated!

Why support the arts?

  1. Arts promote true prosperity. The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us—fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts help us express our values, build bridges between cultures, and bring us together regardless of ethnicity, religion, or age. When times are tough, art is salve for the ache.

  2. Arts improve academic performance. Students with an education rich in the arts have higher GPAs and standardized test scores, and lower drop-out rates—benefits reaped by students regardless of socio-economic status. Students with 4 years of arts or music in high school average 100 points better on their SAT scores than students with just one-half year of arts or music.

  3. Arts strengthen the economy. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that the arts and culture sector represents 3.25 percent of the nation’s GDP—a larger share of the economy than tourism and agriculture. The nonprofit arts industry alone generates $135 billion in economic activity annually (spending by organizations and their audiences) that supports 4.1 million jobs and generates $22.3 billion in government revenue.

  4. Arts are good for local merchants. Attendees at nonprofit arts events spend $24.60 per person, per event, beyond the cost of admission on items such as meals, parking, and babysitters. Attendees who live outside the county in which the arts event takes place spend twice as much as their local counterparts ($39.96 vs. $17.42)—valuable revenue for local businesses and the community.

  5. Arts drive tourism. Arts travelers are ideal tourists, staying longer and spending more to seek out authentic cultural experiences. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that the percentage of international travelers including museum visits on their trip has grown steadily since 2003 (18 to 24 percent). The share attending concerts and theater performances has grown from 14 to 17 percent since 2003.

  6. Arts are an export industry. U.S. exports of arts goods (e.g., movies, paintings, jewelry) grew to $72 billion in 2011, while imports were just $25 billion—a $47 billion arts trade surplus.

  7. Arts spark creativity and innovation. The Conference Board reports that creativity is among the top 5 applied skills sought by business leaders—with 72 percent saying creativity is of high importance when hiring. The biggest creativity indicator? A college arts degree. Their Ready to Innovate report concludes, “The arts—music, creative writing, drawing, dance—provide skills sought by employers of the 3rd millennium.” Nobel laureates in the sciences are 17 times more likely to be actively engaged in the arts than average scientists.

  8. Arts have social impact. University of Pennsylvania researchers have demonstrated that a high concentration of the arts in a city leads to higher civic engagement, more social cohesion, higher child welfare, and lower poverty rates. A vibrant arts community ensures that young people are not left to be raised solely in a pop culture and tabloid marketplace.

  9. Arts improve healthcare. Nearly one-half of the nation’s healthcare institutions provide arts programming for patients, families, and even staff. 78 percent deliver these programs because of their healing benefits to patients—shorter hospital stays, better pain management, and less medication.

  10. Arts mean business. The Creative Industries are arts businesses that range from nonprofit museums, symphonies, and theaters to for-profit film, architecture, and design companies. A 2014 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data counts 750,453 businesses in the U.S. involved in the creation or distribution of the arts that employ 3.1 million people—representing 4.2 percent of all businesses and 2.2 percent of all employees, respectively. (Download a free Creative Industry report for your local community.)

Figures provided by Americans for the Arts.