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Livernois Avenue Kicks Off 'Third Thursdays' April 17

Enjoy a spring evening on the Avenue of Fashion when Art Detroit Now’s “Third Thursday” program, which aims to draw patrons to Detroit’s many art galleries and venues, extends to Livernois Avenue on Thursday, April 17.

Attendees will help support Avenue businesses and celebrate local culture.

Participating businesses will be open late for art, shopping, entertainment and special events. Art attractions include Livernois favorites such as Jo’s Gallery and Sherwood Forest Art Gallery, as well as newcomers Detroit Fiber Works, Art in Motion and Love Travels Imports, but all kinds of businesses are involved. Detroit-based folk duo Lac La Belle will perform.

In partnership with local businesses, Third Thursdays on Livernois are managed by University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center, which will participate with events and exhibits at its Livernois Community Storefront. Future Third Thursdays will be held on May 15, June 19, July 17 and August 21.

For more information, contact Ceara O’Leary of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at 313-993-1037 or olearycm@udmercy.edu, or visit www.facebook.com/LivernoisCommunityStorefront.            

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest private Catholic University, with more than 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 17 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States. For the 13th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest universities in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges."

Publish date: April 08, 2014