OMI builds strong community partnerships to enable the University to fully live its Metropolitan Vision, working to transform the life, economy, and culture of our metropolitan Detroit region Ė while deepening both learning, and teaching, at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 

OMI Goals: Develop the volume, value and impact of mutually beneficial community partnerships for research, teaching, learning, and service and to enhance the metropolitan vision as a defining dimension of UM-Dearborn.     



2015 Concert of Colors and Global Fridays 

Global Fridays is a Concert of Colors series that continues throughout the year to celebrate musical traditions from around the world.  These performances take place at the Arab American National Musuem (13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126). Concert tickets are $10 for musuem members and $15 for general admission. 

The Concert of Colors is Metro-Detroitís free annual diversity music festival. It is presented by Arab American National Museum, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and ACCESS with the goal of bringing together metro Detroitís diverse communities and ethnic groups by presenting musical acts from around the world. Over its 22-year history, the festival has become a beloved highlight of metro Detroitís summer festival season, and one of the few free-admission music festivals remaining locally.

This yearís concert will be held July 11th through the 12th.  There will also be a tune-up show on Saturday, July 4th.

For more information please visit the Concert of Colors site.