- in a GALLERY@VT Exhibition
- with a Concert Band
- in a Theatrical Production
- by Renting the Village Theater
- by joining our Usher Team
Apply for our 2020 Exhibition season!The Gallery@VT would like to invite you to apply for a group or solo art exhibition for the 2020 season. We are interested in presenting a diverse group of artists of all mediums. Your submission will be juried by our exhibition committee comprised of local artists, arts professionals, and/or art educators. Please be advised that you are ineligible if you have had a Solo Exhibition at the Gallery@VT within the last 5 years; however, you are eligible if you have been part of a collaborative show featuring 3 or more artists.
-Exhibition Proposal - if there is a concept/theme for your proposed exhibit please share your vision in a brief paragraph. If it is a collaborative show please provide names of involved artists.
-Artist's Statement - Artists must provide a statement describing his or her art, influences, background, and information regarding technique to be used in conjunction with the exhibition. The Village Theater at Cherry Hill reserves the right to edit the statement. Any part of this statement may be reprinted or used in news releases and publications.
-List of representative images submitted - Document artwork including the artist's name, title, medium, dimensions, and date of the work. We are looking for recent artwork created within the last 5 years. A few older pieces or work gathered for a retrospective show may be part of an exhibition. We prefer work that has not been shown at our gallery before; exceptions may be made for work that was part of a past collaborative show.
*High resolution digital images (no larger than 2MB each) may be sent in lieu of USB or CD to Anne Jahn at: email@example.com
All images must be in jpg format. Please include all required information with images.
Incomplete entries will be disqualified.
The Gallery's main wall has 72 linear feet for exhibition and the two end walls have 20 linear feet of space. For a solo exhibition the artist must have enough pieces to fill the space; otherwise, a collaborative exhibit with 2 or more artists may be suggested.
We are seeking artists for inclusion in a resource directory for consideration of possible future collaborations. All artistic media will be considered, including visual art, performing arts, and multimedia, such as painting and sculpture. All local artists within 30 miles of Canton are eligible for inclusion and will be considered for future projects.
To be considered for inclusion in this artist directory, please email the following information:
- Contact Name
- Email Address
- Type of Media
- Brief Description of Work
Please mail or email your press pack and/or artist info and pricing to:
The Village Theater
50400 Cherry Hill Rd.
Canton, MI 48187
We will review all publicity materials received and contact you with questions or interest in booking. Canton Township receives a great deal of interest from entertainers, with only a limited amount of opportunities. Please allow a reasonable amount of time to review submitted materials. All information will be kept in our resource files for future consideration.
Canton Concert Band
The Canton Concert Band began in June, 2004, with 8 members, rehearsing at the Cherry Hill Village School. Now, as the resident concert band of the Village Theater at Cherry Hill, they have nearly 60 members. They are a group of volunteers from various backgrounds, and from all over the Metro Detroit area. Their experience levels range from novice players to professional musicians. All are welcome. We especially need oboe, bassoon, tuba, lower brass, and percussion. There are NO auditions!
Rehearsing every Thursday night at 7 pm in the Biltmore Studio at the Village Theater, the Canton Concert Band performs two concerts a year at the theater, and at numerous other functions throughout the community.
Participating in the band has been a great way to meet new friends, as well as pursue their mutual love of music.
Interested in playing?
Visit their website, Facebook page, or email their director, Jim Blough; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Michigan Philharmonic, under the direction of Nan Washburn, offers exciting new opportunities to provide culturally enriching and educational programming in Plymouth, Canton, and surrounding communities. The orchestra plays a full season of concerts from September to May, with several special concerts and events throughout the year.
For more informatin on how to audition contact:
Faith Demorest, Personnel/Production Manager and Librarian
734-968-9909 or email@example.com
Spotlight On Youth
Spotlight on Youth (SOY) exists to create an extraordinary youth centered theater experience and to advance theater as a means of educating, challenging and inspiring young people.
SOY seeks to become a model for excellence in theater, striving to lead in quality productions for young people, in theater training, and in generating opportunities for using theater in education and community development. We seek to create a cultural center for youth and families, where programs and activities will celebrate diverse art forms, ideas and cultures.
SOY is open to ALL youth age 5 and above - no experience required.
Join the fun of SOY by auditioning for a show or enrolling in a summer theater camp - SOY "casts" all youth that audition and finds a meaningful role for each youth in the show. Camp - limited enrollment - all are welcome!
Send a request through our web site: spotlightonyouthmi.com - email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248/719-3637
Spotlight Players are partnered with The Village Theater at Cherry Hill and Ridge Roads in Canton. Our partnership with the theater provides us with the privilege of rehearsing and performing inside the beautiful state-of-the-art facilities that are as unique as they are luxurious.
Audition and information about how to participate backstage is made available via Spotlight's Website
Formed in 2007, TLC Productions was founded by Tim "T" Chanko, Linda "L" Pohl, and Christopher "C" Tremblay. TLC Productions is a resident theater group of The Village Theater at Cherry Hill. The first original work by TLC Productions was Behind the Curtain, which was completed in 2007 and staged in 2008 at The Village Theater. The mission of TLC Productions is to bring original works to the stage. As a Canton-based arts organization, TLC Productions seeks to provide opportunities for aspiring and emerging playwrights. In addition to authoring new works, TLC Productions established the Canton One Acts Festival and StageLab24 at The Village Theater.
TLC is by invitation only adults 18 and over, unless their are open roles for younger ages. Those interested in participating as an actor, musician, playwright, director, backstage crew or other gifts/talents should contact Tim, Linda, or Christopher at email@example.com visit tlcproductions.org or call 734-926-8527.
Become an Usher!
The Village Theater is committed to providing quality customer service to the organizations who rent the facility and to the patrons who attend the performances.
Our ushers play a key role in providing top customer service. It is essential for all of our ushers to treat every interaction as an opportunity to leave a positive impression of our theater. Ushers are often the only staff interaction for many of our patrons!
As a volunteer usher you will also have the opportunity to meet new people, see shows free of charge during your shift and receive 50% off tickets to most shows the day of a performance. We also engage our ushers in social events such as our annual holiday party.
Please considering joining our team!
We are excited to be launching our youth usher program this summer. This is a great opportunity for anyone ages 14-17 to join our team of ushers and learn more about the theater, make new friends, and build customer service skills.
Our 2019 training dates for both youth and adult ushers are:
Sunday, July 14th: Check-in 10am-10:30am, training 10:30am-12pm
Saturday, July 27th: Check-in 10am-10:30am, training 10:30am-12pm
Saturday, September 21st: Check-in 10am-10:30am, training 10:30am-12pm
Sunday, October 6th: Check-in 10am-10:30am, training 10:30am-12pm
Saturday, October 12th: Check-in 10am-10:30am, training 10:30am-12pm
Only one training session per year needs to be attended, but if you would like to brush up on training at any time, you are welcome to attended more! All training sessions will be held at The Village Theater.
For more information or to sign up for a training date, please contact our Usher Coordinator, Danielle Bolton at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the theater at 734-394-5300 and leaving her a message that you are interested in joining. Please indicate whether you are a youth or adult usher. Danielle will be able to send you a training manual for a better overview and to help you decide if you would like to join us!