Healing Through Art

ArtCorps Detroit Partners with Mariners Inn

Mariners Inn has a long standing partnership with Wayne State University to bring new ideas, information, and services to our clients through our partnership with their students and various academic programs.  One partnership that has been particulary beneficial is our membership in ArtCorpsDetroit.

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Courville Concert Choir performs at Mariners Inn!!

Retired Detroit Public Schools Vocal Teacher and current Courville Concert Choir Enrichment Program Artistic Director gets interviewed after the choir performs for men at  Mariners Inn.

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Mariners Inn visits the Detroit Insititute of Arts

The Mariners Inn Residential Program was invited back to the Detroit Institute of Arts for another season of gallery tours, arts, and crafts.  Bob, the case manager, took a handful of our gentlemen to the DIA for four straight weeks in May of 2012.

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Mariner’s Inn mosaics, peace by piece via The Detroit Hub

By: Ashley Hennen

A mosaic that’s remniscent of Van Gogh’s Starry Night hangs in the lobby of Mariners Inn, the Cass Corridor shelter and treatment center for homeless men. The blues and golds look like that famous painting, but instead of a night sky spanning across this triptych, there’s a bridge that spans from dark to light as the mosaic tiles move toward the door.

“It’s transformation,” says Maxine Gardner a volunteering art therapist at Mariners Inn.

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Mariners Inn Partners with the Arts Corps Detroit!


Mariners Inn is partnering with the Arts Corps Detroit.  Arts Corps Detroit is a community-based program at Wayne State University that offers service-learning courses and volunteer opportunities for students and others who want to help revitalize the urban community through the arts. ArtsCorpsDetroit is open to all Wayne State University students and also invites participation from the Detroit community.  Many of the art projects you'll see on our website and in our building were made possible through this amazing partnership and we look forward to many more amazing creations to come!

Take a second and check out their website at http://artscorpsdetroit.wayne.edu/index.php where you can see not only some of the art projects Mariners Inn has been involved in but also some of the other partners!

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The Mariners Inn Art Therapy Program Needs Your Help!!!!

The Mariners Inn Art Therapy Program is in need of supplies. 

If you can donate any of the following items feel free to contact our Art Therapy Coordinator Kori Loewe at 313-962-9446 ext 245 or kloewe@marinersinn.org

  • Ceramics  

  • Small flower pots

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The Mariners Inn Choir Performs!

The Mariners Inn Choir is conposed of the men who are currently in treatment. They take part in music therapy once a week. Mariners Inn is thankful to have long term volunteers who faithfully come in to lend their musical expertise and allow the men to use music in a manner consistent with the mission of the Inn. Check out this video of the guys singing below!

Also, the choir had the opportunity to record a full cd. Take a listen here!

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Art at the DIA

Throughout the month of August 2011, Bob, the Mariners Inn Case Manager, has taken several of our consumers to the Detroit Institute of Arts to meet with Mr. Vito, who is a local artist and teacher.  Mr. Vito has been working closely with the gentlemen at Mariners Inn and has helped them to create pieces of art from wooden blocks. 

Bob (left) and Michael from Mariners Inn.


The blocks were then painted and a story was added to tell a little bit about what the piece means to each creator. 

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