Honor our 2019 Giants Drs. Lee and Nora Martin, Advertise Your Business, Support the Arts

Dear Friends,

This year marks  the 6th Annual “History Alive: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” play to be held 6:00 p.m. April 27, 2019 at Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI.

We invite individuals and establishments to purchase an advertisement in our History Alive 2019 Souvenir Program. It is a great way to make your business known to over 400 audience members from Southeastern Michigan. It is also a way for friends and family to share in the recognition of our “giants,” Drs. Lee and Nora Martin while supporting arts education and training for area youth.  We are celebrating worthy individuals who have made a mark in the world. Drs. Lee and Nora Martin are our 2019 History Alive Giants. Let’s show them how much we love and appreciate their contribution to our community by submitting a tribute, which I like to think of as a love note.

Ad sizes are listed below:

Ways to Submit Your Ad and Submission deadline:
 March 26, 2019Click here for Online submissions
(Preferred method)

Email your ad to:

Mail payment to:
All Things Artistic Ministries, Inc.
PO Box 972781
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

For more information contact us at historyalivebooklet@gmail.com.

Ad Sizes and Prices

Inside Front Cover: $200 (8.5″x11″); Inside Back Cover: $150 (8.5″x11″)
Full Page: $100 (8.5″x11″); Half Page: $50 (5.5” x 8.5”); Quarter Page: $25.00 (4.25” x 5.5”); Business Card: $15.00 (2” x 3.5”) Name Only: $5.00


National Day of Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2016


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Tuesday, November 30th is National Day of Giving
Many ways to give! One great organization! 

Would you consider giving to All Things Artistic Ministries, Inc. this year? Whether your donation is small or large it will support arts programs for Washtenaw County youth.   Please click here to donate.

Right now is the perfect time to support History Alive: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants our marquee program for youth 5th through 12th grades. Join our mailing list to learn about our new ATAMI Youth Choir (a community choir for middle and high school students) set to launch in January 2017.

Not into online giving? Please mail your donation to: ATAMI,  PO Box 972781, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. 

Does your holiday shopping include purchases via Amazon.com? If so, consider designating All Things Artistic Ministries, Inc. as your charitable organization via Smile.amazon.com. Amazon will donate 5% of your purchase to ATAMI.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation of 5%. 

Remember, ATAMI is a tax-exempt charitable organization. Your donations are tax deductible.




Thanks and God bless you!

2017 Youth Arts Programs through All Things Artistic Ministries, Inc. (ATAMI)

2017-programs-flyerRegistration is now open for 2017 Programs. Announcing the new ATAMI Youth Choir, a community choir for middle and high school students. History Alive returns for its 4th year for youth 5th through 12th grades. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2017 giants. Register now at http://tinyurl.com/ATAMIReg.

Announcing the 2016 History Alive Giants: Mrs. Lola Jones & Mr. John Barfield, Sr.

Each year All Things Artistic Ministries, Inc. presents a program called “History Alive: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.” The program trains area youth in spiritual character building, music, dance and acting to present the lives of local African Americans history makers who we consider “Giants” in the community. The program culminates in stay play depicting the lives of our Giants.

We are excited to announce our 2016 Giants:Mrs.LolaJones

Mr. BarfieldSr.Mrs. Lola Jones, chronicler of African American History in Washtenaw County since the 1980’s.





Mr. John Barfield, Sr.  entrepreneur who went from janitor to multi-billionaire.




Save-the-Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016 for the production, “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”, Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College.

The program is open to youth from 5th through 12th grades, and begins on January 23, 2016. Online registration is now open at https://atami.wufoo.com/forms/history-alive-2016-registration/

God bless you!


Great Day at History Alive: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Hello everyone!!

What a great time we had today. Even though the weather was less than optimal, we had 28 kids today! Praise God! Thanks to Stacey Mack for TeamBuilding exercise. We read through the whole script today! The kids are excited. This promises to be a great show!!!

Save the date: May 9, 2015 5:00 PM Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College.
Hope to see you there!


EAGLES INTERNATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE NOW OFFERS The Eagles Network (TEN) The PURPOSE of TEN is to train, equip, and educate those called to the ministry of dance.  This dynamic and spiritually fulfilling training program consists of 5 modules. In 2015, there will be two locations in Michigan (Ypsilanti, MI & Detroit, MI)



MODULE 1Biblical Foundations: Old & New Testament

January 31, 2015 (Ypsilanti) and February 21, 2015 (Detroit)

MODULE 2The Tabernacles – Moses’ & David’s Tabernacle

March 14, 2015 (Ypsilanti) and  April 18, 2015 (Detroit)

MODULE 3Levitical Priesthood & Garments

May 30, 2015 (Ypsilanti) and June 13, 2015 (Detroit)

MODULE 4Elements of Choreography I & the Gatekeepers

July 25, 2015 (Ypsilanti) and August 22, 2015 (Detroit)

MODULE 5Elements of Choreography II &Prophetic Dance & Tools

August 15, 2015 (Ypsilanti) and September 5, 2015 (Detroit)  


Ypsilanti – Brown Chapel AME Church, 1043 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI

Detroit—Details forth coming


Each module is $25.00 (there is a one time registration fee of $20.00)

Total of $145 for all five modules (including the registration fee).


Year 1 — 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Registration 8:30-8:50am)

Year 2 — 11:00 am- 3:00 pm (Registration 10:50-11:00am)


Bible, paper, pen and please wear loose clothing

History Alive Project

On the first Saturday in February 2014, ATAMI’s History Alive Project begins  teaching youth in the Willow Run area of Ypsilanti to use the arts to teach Washtenaw County African American history. Take a few minutes to view the video and learn more about this project.  Share the information and encourage youth to contact us at info@ataminc.com.

To donate click here




Mandela: The Power of Forgiveness

I visited South African in 2000. It was 5 years after the end of Apartheid. I was amazed at how kindly whites treated me in the public square–at the market, in the stores, etc. I was particularly struck by the contrast with the US. After US slavery ended, shortly thereafter we experienced Jim Crow and the tone of the US was still colored by violence, bitterness, hatred and rampant discrimination. I asked a Colored woman of South Africa about what I observed. She confirmed that I was not imagining the reaction of Whites. She said, On the day that President Nelson Mandela took office, the first thing he did was forgive the Whites. Their greatest fear was that President Mandela insight violence as pay back on the Whites. His inauguration day was a day of forgiveness that set a new tone for the country.

What did I learn from that experience? I learned the power of forgiveness. If it can change the tone of a country racially oppressed and deeply divided for generations, what do you think that it can do in your life and situation? “Just asking.” Think about it.

I thank God for President Nelson Mandela, his life, leadership and godly wisdom. Greatness lives on. . .

“Support Summer Arts on the Boulevard”

This summer All Things Artistic Ministries, Inc. (ATAMI) will impact a community through the arts. In January the Lord designated Willow Run as ATAMI’s ministry area for arts education. This summer we are teaming with Pastor Harold Wimberley’s Ballin’ on the Boulevard, an 8-week summer program taking place at Community Park and Christian Love Fellowship Ministries International Church both located on Stamford Rd. in Willow Run, Michigan.  Praise God what a marvelous field from which to harvest disciples for Christ.

Beginning Wednesday, June 19th ATAMI is offering 2 arts programs for youth ages 7-17 years from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Celebrating Art in the Park is a fun way to whet the appetites of youth by creating “make-it take-it” art projects like Bedazzle a hat, paper mache’, dreams shoebox collages, tee-shirt and rock painting. The second program, Boulevard Quilting Bees, develops a youth’s basic sewing skills by introducing them to the art of quilt making. Eight youth will make doll blankets or lap quilts to take home.  We will creatively infuse literacy and spiritual values into both the classes to encourage academic growth and character building.

Our goal is to offer these classes without charge. The teachers, Mrs. Debbie Taylor and Dr. Susan Fraizer-Kouassi are graciously dedicating their time.  However, we need to raise funds for materials and space. We are estimating 30-35 participants and our goal is to raise $600 by June 17th.

With your support we can offer a unique artistic, educational and spiritual experience for children this summer. Your tax-deductible gift in any amount is greatly appreciated.  You may give by accessing our secure website at www.ataminc.com, and click Donate. We accept all major credit cards and PayPal. To pay via check or money order, send your donation to:

All Things Artistic Ministries, Inc.
PO Box 970525
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

We will send you a receipt for your tax records.

We also need about 7 volunteers to assist with the classes. If you or someone you know would like to help, please contact me using the information below.

May God richly bless you as you help move forward His vision for the youth in the Willow Run community.

God bless you,

Dr. Debby Mitchell
Executive Director
All Things Artistic Ministries, Inc.
(734) 709-8800 (after 6:00 p.m.)
(734) 961-8310 (voice mail)

Save the Date: A Gathering of Worship Artists August 18, 2012


Songwriter and Worship Pastor Gary  Crawford  (r) and Audio Engineer Aaron Hope listening to a screenplay writer (not pictured).

Join us for the second Gathering of Worship Artists! On August 18, 2012 worship artists will gather for our second a networking event at Christian Love Fellowship Ministries International 1601 Stamford Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48198 from 10:00 to Noon. RSVP @http://tinyurl.com/worshipartists

Small group members share how their faith and art come together. 

If you are a musician, dancer, poets, singer, mime, writer, fine artist, videographers, or you work in another medium, this event is for you. God has given you a vision for your ministry. Now is the time to take that  vision to the next level. God created a community of worship artists and we need each other. Each artist has something to contribute to another artist. Using divine connections will help us reach the next level of ministry. This event will enable us to meet others, share our resources, and  pray for one another.

The Gathering includes praise & worship, prayer, worship expressions, sharing God’s vision for your ministry, discovering divine connections, free display tables for your ministry materials, and more.

God bless you and we hope to see  you there!

Min. Bobby & Rekiya Kelly
Rev. Dr. Debby Mitchell
If you have questions or want more information email: agwa@ataminc.com or call