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Our Mission

For 25 years, the mission of the Carr Center has been to leverage the essence and power of African and African-American art to inspire, entertain, challenge and educate. With the 2017-2018 Splash Series, the Carr Center is building upon that mission with more music, more art, more venues, and more excitement. The Splash Series is dynamic and fluid. Its only constant is to follow the lead of the city from which it was born. Its only goal is to create greater engagement between artists and their audience.

Our Places

The Carr Center Network of Community Hubs: To house our multidisciplinary arts programming,the Carr Center has brought together multiple collaborative partners to form a constellation of venues stretching across urban and suburban neighborhoods. It’s designed specifically to provide a unique, up close and personal experience between artist and audience.

The Carr Center Splash series is made up of 7 community hubs located across the Metro Detroit area:

Hannan House – The CARR Center Administrative Offices (4750 Woodward Ave, Detroit)

Carr Center Gallery (1505 Woodward Ave, Detroit)

Garden Theater (3929 Woodward Ave., Detroit)

Plymouth Educational Center – Carr Center Arts Academy (1460 E Forest Ave, Detroit, MI 48207)

Christ Church Cranbrook (470 Church Rd, Bloomfield Hills)

First Congregational Church (33 E. Forest Ave., Detroit)

Ste. Anne de Detroit (1000 Ste. Anne St, Detroit)


Our Programs

The Carr Center is evolving into an arts organization unlike anything seen in the city of Detroit with its sights on a national presence. We are on a mission to inspire, entertain, challenge and educate everyone who visits. Seeking greater opportunities for growth and advancement with creative and exciting programming that reaches broader communities, the Carr Center has created something new, the Network of Community Hubs, a blend of educational, visual and performing arts venues to reach wider audiences.  These distinguished venues will be home to our three core programs, Carr Center Presents; Carr Center Arts Academy; and Carr Center Artist Hub.

  • The Gathering: The Geri Allen Fellows

    The Gathering: The Geri Allen Fellows

    The Gathering: The Geri Allen Fellows is a Jazz Orchestra Fellowship program in memory of jazz great Geri Allen.  Rodney Whitaker, renowned bassist; former member of Jazz at Linco

  • Master Classes

    Master Classes

    Master Classes: As a part of their commitment to the Carr Center, artists who are presented in concert by the Carr Center also conduct master classes to support the Arts Academy cu

  • Summer Arts Academy

    Summer Arts Academy

    Summer Arts Academy is designed to provide an immersive and rigorous educational experience, fostering and nurturing the skills students develop throughout the program. This summer

  • Jazz for Young People on Tour

    Jazz for Young People on Tour

    Jazz for Young People on Tour: 2017-2018 will be the third year of this collaboration between the Carr Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center. The program consists of narrated hour-long


Featured Artists

Geri Allen Tribute


The CARR Center
4750 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 965-8430


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