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Local Art and Music on the Menu at COTS Fundraiser at the Historic Gem and Century Theatres

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For more than 30 years, the Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS)has worked hard to help Detroiters overcome homelessness and attain self-sufficiency. 

Soup City: A Night at the Gallery II,” will raise money to advance COTS’ mission on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Taking place at the historic Gem and Century Theatres in The District Detroit, the occasion will feature local art, live music and delectable cuisine from more than 25 local restaurants and food vendors. 

COTS, which launched in 1982 and offers a range of services, such as the participant-driven, “Passport to Self-Sufficiency” program; will feature an exhibition centered on the organization’s “The Art of Family” campaign. The initiative, which aims to find beauty in overcoming personal struggle will showcase the work of five artists commissioned to create original works that display the diversity, hope and journey of five Detroit families. 

The event will present attendees with images that represent triumph and will allow them to connect with families in a way that challenges traditional perceptions of homelessness.

Some of the featured eateries will include Bobcat Bonnie's, Crispelli's Bakery & Pizzeria, Gather Detroit, Grey Ghost, Mudgie's Deli & Wine Shop, Russell Street Deli, Salvatore Scallopini and Whole Foods Market. Smooth jazz saxophonist Alexander Zonjic & Friends, classic soul crooner

Les Williams and local party assemble, the Jerry Ross Band, will provide live music on various floors of the venue. And local broadcast journalists and husband-wife duo, Jason Carr and Taryn Asher, will host the business casual affair.

The event, which will run from 5:30 to 10 p.m., will also feature a cash bar and a charity casino. Tickets start at $50. Buy a ticket here.

For more information, contact Lindsay Karas at 313-576-0223 or lkaras@cotsdetroit.org.

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