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2018 College Day for High School Students
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

2018 College Day for High School Students

Are you interested in studying art & design for a career? Do you think you are ready to apply to an art school?
Faculty & admission representatives from (mostly) Michigan schools will be available to answer questions & review portfolios at this Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Event!

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Confirmed thus far for 2018:

Albion College
College for Creative Studies
Cleveland Institute of Art
Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University
Lawrence Technological University
Michigan State University
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Oakland University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Penny W. Stamps School of Art, University of Michigan

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Michele Oka Doner Artist Talk + Book Signing
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Michele Oka Doner Artist Talk + Book Signing

Please join us in welcoming back Michele Oka Doner on Thursday, May 3rd at 5pm. Oka Doner will give an artist talk, providing first hand insight to the influences and development of her practice as well as how her time in Detroit shaped her work. 
 

We will also be unveiling a special publication produced in conjunction with the exhibition "Fluent in the Language of Dreams" currently on display. Books will be on sale for the artist to sign. 

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Great Lakes Woodworking Festival
May
6
12:00 PM12:00

Great Lakes Woodworking Festival

  • 2300 North Adrian Highway Adrian, MI, 49221 United States (map)
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This year the GLWF is bringing together the best woodworkers from the Great Lakes region, ranging from several different woodworking disciplines. We are unified by our love for woodworking, getting our hands dirty, and sharing our talent and skill with the public. This event will showcase 35+ woodworking artist who are selling their handmade goods. This event will also have free classes, demonstrations, and prizes. It is 100% free to the public.

This years event will be held on Sunday May 6th, 2018, 12pm-6pm. The event location is at the beautiful Sam Beauford Woodshop.

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Gem Stone Setting with Gerry Lewey
May
18
to May 20

Gem Stone Setting with Gerry Lewey

Take your stone setting to the next level when master gem setter Gerry Lewy returns to Studio JSD for a 3 day Visiting Artist Workshop. You will learn 4 great techniques, princess setting, gypsy or flush setting, and 4 and 6 prong settings. Plus you will have plenty of time to practice your techniques under the guidance of a master stone setter. All materials, silver mountings and stones, and a professional stone setting tool kit are included in the workshop price.

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Michigan Fiber Festival
Aug
15
to Aug 19

Michigan Fiber Festival

The Michigan Fiber Festival is a non-profit organization that promotes the natural fiber industry. They annually host one of the Midwest's largest Fiber Festivals. which takes place the third week of August every year at the Allegan County Fairgrounds in Allegan, MI. 

Join them for a festival full of workshops and exhibits!

https://www.michiganfiberfestival.info/pages/2018-mi-fiber-festival

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Pewabic Artist Lecture: Alex Thullen
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Pewabic Artist Lecture: Alex Thullen

At an artist lecture, 7 PM, April 19, Thullen will talk about the practices that led to his current body of studio work. He’ll also share his experiences at Pewabic and his efforts exploring locally sourced urban architectural environmental material to use as an element in glazes.

Thullen received his BFA from Wayne State University in 2005. He exhibits his studio work – Alex Thullen Ceramics – throughout North America, and his honors and awards include being named CERAMICS MONTHLY Emerging Artist in 2015, the KC Clay Guild Purchase Award, Kansas City Clay Guild Teabowl National, Kansas City, Mo., and best in show at Pewabic’s Maker/Mentor exhibition in 2017.

The lecture will take place in our Workshop Studio.

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Kelly Hael & Ryan Lack Pewabic Visit
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Kelly Hael & Ryan Lack Pewabic Visit

Brighton-based studio artists Kelly Haehl and Ryan Lack, known for their Michigan mugs and tiny wheel-thrown vessels, will talk about their art and demonstrate their techniques, 11 AM – 4 PM April 14.

A self taught potter from Howell, Mich., Lack teaches ceramics and designs and builds tiny potter’s wheels and experimental kilns. Haehl received her BFA in ceramics from Michigan State University in 2009, and worked as a glaze technician at Pewabic until leaving in 2017 so that she and Lack could focus more on their studio careers at Haehl Ceramics.

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The Intersection: Sustainable Fashion
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

The Intersection: Sustainable Fashion

Please join MOCAD and Science Gallery Lab Detroit for The Intersection as we explore questions around sustainable fashion.

How does what we are wearing affect the environment we live in, and what creative approaches are being utilized by creatives to address the fashion industry’s impact on the environment? Industry professionals and artists from Detroit is the New Black, Lazlo, and Detroit Fiber Works will explore the behind-the-scenes process of creating the products that we see on shelves in our favorite stores. From the time the seeds are planted in the ground to the amount of water and pesticides that are used to enhance the harvest all the way to the dye that is used to color the fabric. We’ll talk about what exactly we are wearing and some of the science behind the fashion industry and sustainable fashion.

Panelists include, Ashton Keys, Founder of Ninety6, Roslyn Karamoko, Founder of Detroit is the New Black, Mandisa Smith, Co-Owner Detroit Fiber Works and Christian Birky, Founder of Lazlo.

In addition to the panel there will be a free screen printing on site and participants can leave with a free t-shirt.

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Jeanne Bieri Artist Talk
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Jeanne Bieri Artist Talk

Join the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center for an Artist Talk with textile artist Jeanne Bieri!

Jeanne grew up on a farm in Hastings, Michigan, taught in a two-room school house in Hopkins, Michigan, got married and moved to Detroit in 1972. In the 1980’s, she discovered art-making, began to translate the visual world into her own terms, and earned an MFA from Wayne State University. Jeanne uses sewing as a way to move ideas and images, a type of visual problem solving that keeps the artistic process flexible.

Artist Talks at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center are free and open to the public!

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Embrace Creatives Think Tank: Approaching Opportunities
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Embrace Creatives Think Tank: Approaching Opportunities

  • 4130 Cass Avenue #Suite C Detroit, MI 48201 (map)
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Come together with Creative Businesses from around the country in a casual atmosphere to brainstorm ways we can build healthy relationships with Commercial Art Buyers.
With Guest Experts we'll dive into how Artists can;

  • present themselves professionally,

  • effectively showcase their work,

  • know their audience better,

  • and more…

There are two ways to participate;

  1. Galerie Camille’s beautiful space in Detroit, MI (6:30 - 8:00)
  2. via livestream  (6:30 - 7:30)

FREE BUT RSVP

Each RSVP'd guest will receive a complimentary, Approaching Opportunities Resource Guide to download and print before the event. 
 
Donations appreciated through VENMO

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FILM SCREENING: J. FRED WOELL: AN AMERICAN VISION
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

FILM SCREENING: J. FRED WOELL: AN AMERICAN VISION

  • Cranbrook Art Museum deSalle Auditorium (map)
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Join us in celebrating the life and work of metalsmith, jeweler, and political artists, J. Fred Woell (CAA Sculpture, ‘69). A new documentary film directed by Richard Kane, J. Fred Woell: An American Vision (2017) celebrates the pioneering metal artist who created work with wit, satire, and meaning. In 1965, J. Fred Woell took his cast silver jewelry to New York City galleries and was turned down flat. “Use gold or forget it,” they said. A confirmed contrarian, Woell vowed to make jewelry from material of no value, inspiring the term “anti-jewelry.” Nearly fifty years later, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

Fred Woell: An American Vision chronicles Woell’s life and artwork, which is now housed in permanent collections across the country and internationally, including at the Museum of Arts and Design. Woell has inspired generations of students through positions at Boston University, the Swain School of Design, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and SUNY New Paltz, as well as through his many workshops and mentorships.

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Some Like It Hot: An Introduction to Enameling
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Some Like It Hot: An Introduction to Enameling

Need to spice up your jewelry and metal objects with some color? In this workshop we will explore a few of the many possibilities to adorn metal surfaces with enamel. We will first learn the basics of enamel application and firing techniques and continue to push these “introductory skills” to create one-of-a-kind works of art.

All levels are welcome. 

Materials and lunch included in registration fee.

 

 

Send in your registrations - first come first serve!

http://misilversmith.org/documents/Marissa_Saneholtz_Enameling_Workshop_March_31,_2018.pdf

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i3Detroit Sewing Monthly Sew Up
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

i3Detroit Sewing Monthly Sew Up

  • 1481-A Wordsworth Street Ferndale, MI, 48220 United States (map)
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Stitch (bring your own projects), sip wine (BYOB), share (ideas, stories, knowledge). If you need help with a project, maybe someone has an answer. Come for the support, motivation, and ideas. Goal is to accomplish more together and perhaps ideas for sewing classes will come out of our sew-ups. Who: i3Detroit members and community (public) All sewing levels! Complete newbies too!

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March Maker Mixer - Glass Academy Dearborn
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

March Maker Mixer - Glass Academy Dearborn

March's Maker Mixer will be hosted by the Dearborn Glass Academy! 

The Glass Academy is the creative brainchild of founding artists Chris Nordin and Michelle Plucinsky. An extensive background in the glass arts with Bachelors of Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and Alfred University in New York (respectfully), both artists have a wide resume of skills. The current studio functions in a variety of ways; as a teaching facility, event space, and a design studio. This 14,000 square foot facility, tucked away in a vintage tool and dye area of Dearborn’s west side,  aims to expand consumers awareness of how handcrafted glass can be utilized as a functional and/or decorative element in modern applications.

Feel free to bring or invite other craftspeople, makers, or advocates. Maker Mixer is a monthly event sponsored by the Center for Craft & Applied Arts and Design. Make. Detroit. We welcome additional sponsoring organizations, volunteers, and hosts

Come join Detroit area craftspeople for drinks, light refreshments and conversation!

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	 Visiting Artist Reception with Chuck Bruce
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Visiting Artist Reception with Chuck Bruce

  • 219 N 7th St #4 Grand Haven, MI 49417 (map)
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Please join us as we welcome brand new Studio JSD Visiting Artist Chuck Bruce! Silversmith and lapidary artist Chuck Bruce is such a popular instructor his Inlay Cuff Bracelet class sold out in just 5 days--a studio record! Enjoy light refreshments and beverages as you visit with Chuck and his workshop participants and view project samples and some of his amazing work. Everyone is welcome and the reception is free to attend.

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February Maker Mixer - Ponyride Wood Shop
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

February Maker Mixer - Ponyride Wood Shop

February's Maker Mixer will be hosted by Ponyride!

Ponyride is a nonprofit founded within a 30,000 square foot building in Detroit, committed to facilitating the growth of social missions within artists, entrepreneurs, makers, and nonprofits. They offer the opportunity to fail, develop, and mature, which in turn makes our city a better place to live, work, and prosper. Ponyride is also home to an amazing wood shop that is fitted top to tail with anything a woodworker might need. 

Maker Mixer is a monthly event sponsored by the Center for Craft & Applied Arts and Design. Make. Detroit. Come join Detroit area craftspeople for drinks, light refreshments and conversation! 

Feel free to bring or invite other craftspeople, makers, or advocates.

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Society of American Period Furniture Makers- Meeting & Demos
Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Society of American Period Furniture Makers- Meeting & Demos

Speakers: Ed Stuckey, a member of the Society of Period Furniture Makers will be talking about the organization along with Dale Ausherman, who is the president of SAPFM. Ed will also be giving a presentation on vacuum veneering, hammer veneering, and Cabriole leg construction. Also, in addition, a slide presentation of members work, including MWG members who belong to SAPFM.

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 Matter Out of Place Artist Talk
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Matter Out of Place Artist Talk

Matter Out of Place is a group exhibition of craft, fine art and design projects that explore the shifting meanings of decontextualized objects from industrial and cultural production. Preexisting objects, images and narratives are contested, critiqued and renewed via physical and metaphoric means of collage and assemblage. The work illuminates the importance of intentionality for both maker and viewer in the creation of the art experience. Curated by Andrew Thompson. Exhibit runs January 19 – February 17, 2018

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Corrie Baldauf, Terrence Campagna, Michael Garguilo, Ayaka Hibino, Shabnam Hosseini, Toby Millman, Ellie Richards, Victoria Shaheen, Sarah Rose Sharp, Thing Thing

FEATURED ARTIST
Denise Samuels (collage mandalas)

Parking is available for $4 in the lot immediately behind Detroit Artists Market.

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Black History Month Kick-Off: 17 Hours Celebrating Black Creativity
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Black History Month Kick-Off: 17 Hours Celebrating Black Creativity

  • Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
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The DIA kicks off Black History Month with an all day celebration, remaining open until 2am. Highlights of the event include a reading by U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and a performance by Mahogany Jones. Other events include tours, artist talks and a late night dance party. Please join us as we honor African American artistic creativity with learning, entertainment, and extended hours encompassing the theme of movement in the African American community and Detroit.

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January Maker Mixer - Ocelot Print Shop
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

January Maker Mixer - Ocelot Print Shop

January's Maker Mixer will be hosted by Ocelot Print Shop! 

Ocelot Print Shop is a community screen printing shop that is dedicated to providing a collaborative work space to members of our community, offering non-traditional education in the form of classes and skill shares, and offering full design and screen print services. 

Feel free to bring or invite other craftspeople, makers, or advocates. Maker Mixer is a monthly event sponsored by the Center for Craft & Applied Arts and Design. Make. Detroit. We welcome additional sponsoring organizations, volunteers, and hosts

Come join Detroit area craftspeople for drinks, light refreshments and conversation!

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On the Rocks Opening Reception
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

On the Rocks Opening Reception

ON THE ROCKS: AN EXHIBITION OF VESSELS FOR & RELATED TO DRINKING opens at Pewabic with a reception 7-9 PM, Friday, January 19th, following juror Pete Pinnell’s lecture at College for Creative Studies.

Also in conjunction with the exhibition, Pewabic hosts the family-friendly Coffee & Cocoa with Honcho & Pete, featuring a Pewabic blend coffee by metro-Detroit roaster Honcho and hot chocolate by Detroit-based Pete’s Chocolate Co., on Jan. 28 and Choose Your Valentine, with samplings of cocktails created by Valentine Distilling Co., Feb. 8. The exhibition runs through Feb. 25.

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Allan Wexler Lecture at Cranbrook
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Allan Wexler Lecture at Cranbrook

Allan Wexler has worked in the fields of architecture, design and fine art for forty-five years. He is represented by the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York City and teaches in the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. Allan’s works explore human activity and the built environment. He works as an investigator using series, permutations and chance rather than searching for definitive solutions. He makes buildings, furniture, vessels and utensils as backdrops and props for everyday, ordinary human activity. The works isolate, elevate, and monumentalize our daily rituals: dining, sleeping, and bathing. And they, in turn, become mechanisms that activate ritual, ceremony and movement, turning these ordinary activities into theater. 

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Taylor Town Christmas Craft Market
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Taylor Town Christmas Craft Market

Come shop at our 10,000 square foot Market the first Saturday of every month. With Nearly 100 talented Crafters, Artists and Vendors. We strive on having excellent Makers, A Clean and organized Show. There is definitely something for everyone. We are so happy to have a space at Taylor Town Trade Center. Parking is Free. When you enter through Taylor Town at the Main Entrance you want to make a right, you have to walk through the flea market to get to the Michigan Market!! It's not far at all from the Doors. You may even see something you'd like in The Flea Market also! It's Definitely a fun full day of shopping!! **Free Admission** Free Parking** Prizes** Concession Area** 

All our Shows are well Advertised On Couple of Radio Stations 89x and The River, Signage all through residential areas and busy roads( as long as the ground isn't frozen), Flyers, Social Media and More.

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Detroit Mercantile Merry Market
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Detroit Mercantile Merry Market

The Merry Market is fun and festive event that brings local and regional vendors together in the unique atmosphere of The Detroit Mercantile Co — giving Detroiters, and metro-Detroiters, the opportunity to support local business while shopping for high-quality goods.

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Ponyride Makers Market
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Ponyride Makers Market

The Makers Market features over 50 designers and makers from Detroit and beyond, displaying a variety of high quality handcrafted products and locally produced food. Tickets for Friday range from $30-$100.

Friday, 6pm to 10pm
Saturday, 12pm to 6pm

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Detroit Urban Craft Fair
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Detroit Urban Craft Fair

The Detroit Urban Craft Fair (DUCF) is a three-day alternative craft fair held annually in the city of Detroit. Now in its twelfth year, the 2017 fair features over 100 handmade crafters and indie artists. DUCF is a community market that encourages the interaction of maker and buyer. It is unique opportunity for shoppers to find one-of-a-kind items and meet the people who made them. Participating crafters have the chance to connect with a large, supportive audience. The Detroit Urban Craft Fair’s mission is to elevate handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items, support and elevate small craft business by providing a place for them to sell during the busy holiday shopping season, and raise awareness of handmade craft.

Friday 6pm - 9pm

Saturday 10am - 8pm

Sunday 11am - 6pm

Admission is $1 on Saturday and Sunday ($10 on Friday for opening night). Children 12 and under are free.

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Eastern Market Holiday Markets
Nov
21
to Dec 19

Eastern Market Holiday Markets

Holiday Markets are back! In addition to the Saturday Market that operates year-round, there are six additional markets (free & all ages welcomed) for all your holiday shopping needs in 2017:

Tuesday, November 21
Sunday, November 26
Sunday, December 3
Sunday, December 10
Sunday, December 17
Tuesday, December 19

The Tuesday market dates are primarily focused on food vendors and are a perfect place to find ingredients for your holiday meals! The Sunday dates feature plenty of Michigan-made gift options including clothing, art, jewelry, beauty products, and more.

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Maker Mixer | October 2017
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Maker Mixer | October 2017

June & December will be hosting a Maker Mixer on Friday, October 27th. Join Detroit area craftspeople and artists for drinks and light refreshments!  

Feel free to bring or invite other craftspeople, makers, or advocates. Maker Mixer is a monthly event sponsored by the Center for Craft & Applied Arts and Design. Make. Detroit. We welcome additional sponsoring organizations, volunteers, and hosts.

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Maker Mixer | September 2017
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Maker Mixer | September 2017

DPop will be hosting a Maker Mixer on Saturday, June 23rd. Join Detroit area craftspeople and artists for drinks and light refreshments!  

Feel free to bring or invite other craftspeople, makers, or advocates. Maker Mixer is a monthly event sponsored by the Center for Craft & Applied Arts and Design. Make. Detroit. We welcome additional sponsoring organizations, volunteers, and hosts.

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Maker Mixer | August 2017
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

Maker Mixer | August 2017

Ganas MFG, a design and fabrication studio, will be hosting a Maker Mixer on Saturday, August 12th. Join Detroit area craftspeople for drinks and light refreshments!

Feel free to bring or invite other craftspeople, makers, or advocates. Maker Mixer is a monthly event sponsored by the Center for Craft & Applied Arts and Design. Make. Detroit. We welcome additional sponsoring organizations, volunteers, and hosts.

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Jodi Lynn Burton | Detroit Makers
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Jodi Lynn Burton | Detroit Makers

Owner of Jodi Lynn's Emporium of Doodles. This Detroit illustrator is constantly on the move setting up and selling her creations at craft and maker shows across the midwest and beyond. She is also the host of the popular new podcast, "Detroit Craft Academy".

www.jodilynndoodles.com

This brand new monthly event will feature inspiring presentations from local creators about who they are, what they do, how they got their start, project walk throughs and more. Each session takes place at TechShop Detroit located at 800 Republic Drive, Allen Park, MI 48101.

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Maker Mixer | June 2017
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

Maker Mixer | June 2017

Henry St. Studios will be hosting a Maker Mixer during their open house on Saturday, June 23rd. Henry St. Studios is home to Scott Berels, Elaine Butcher and Kyle Huntoon. Join Detroit area craftspeople and artists for drinks and light refreshments!  

Feel free to bring or invite other craftspeople, makers, or advocates. Maker Mixer is a monthly event sponsored by the Center for Craft & Applied Arts and Design. Make. Detroit. We welcome additional sponsoring organizations, volunteers, and hosts.

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