1401 Broadway
Suite 2A
Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 309-9622

Map & Directions

Hours of Operation

Office Hours:
Monday–Friday: 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Program hours vary by program.

Hours for the Marlene Boll Theatre vary by event.

Holiday Hours

New Year’s Eve: Closed
New Year’s Day: Closed
Good Friday: Closed
Easter Sunday: Closed
Memorial Day: Closed
4th of July: Closed
Labor Day: Closed
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed

Our Cause: Strengthening the Foundations of Community

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

From athletics, to education, to health services, to safe spaces, the Y fills the gaps where society falls short. We’re an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Our Facility

Y Arts is the Arts and Humanities branch of The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. We are a resource for the community and the YMCAs in our association for high quality arts instruction and events. We give emerging artists a place to exhibit and perform their works as well as offering employment opportunities for teaching artists.

Located within the Boll Family YMCA in the heart of Detroit, Y Arts partners with Y facilities, schools, and other organizations to provide programs and services throughout Southeast Michigan. Our on-site facilities include a public gallery space, a 160 seat black box theatre, art studios equipped with tools for a wide variety of disciplines.

Our Staff

Margaret Edwartowski
Executive Director

Seth Amadei
Arts Production Manager

Kelly Rossi
Program Director

Our Partners

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Detroit Creativity Project

The Detroit Creativity Project was founded by working artists who believe that arts education provides a critical element of learning for all students. Their mission is to empower and inspire young people through the art of improvisation.

Young Audiences Arts for Learning

Young Audiences Arts for Learning is an association of affiliated organizations that are each dedicated to local education and community development. The YA network collectively works together to impact arts in education practices and policies on a national level.

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QL Media House

Quicken Loans and our Rock Ventures Family of Companies are dedicated to supporting organizations, both large and small, who are transforming the cities where we live, work and play.

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edtec central

Edtec central aims to create and sustain high quality, innovative and engaging educational opportunities for students.

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Planet Ant Theatre

Planet Ant is a non-profit professional theatre founded on the principle of artistic freedom and experimentation, leading to the growth of community, artistic fulfillment and success.

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Sauve Art Foundation

The Sauvé Art Foundation A nonprofit 501(c)3 which sponsors public sculpture exhibits, film festivals, performances, and educational programs.

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Through the Jones Soda Photography Curriculum, Jones Soda and Young Audiences Arts for Learning aim to teach kids about the art of photography at schools around the country.

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Our Funders

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Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation is a private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development in Detroit.

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Wyncote Foundation

The Wyncote Foundation supports efforts that strengthen and enrich culture, community and the natural environment.

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Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation

The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation’s mission is to nurture environmentally healthy and culturally vibrant communities in metro Detroit, consistent with sustainable business models, and support initiatives to restore the Great Lakes Ecosystem.


Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) strengthens arts and culture in Michigan by increasing its visibility; supporting arts education; encouraging new, creative and innovative works of art; and broadening cultural understanding.

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National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities.