The Fine Arts Society of Detroit, also referred to as FASD, was established by leaders of the community in 1906 to bring together professional and amateur lovers of the Arts. Members first met in their homes, then in local Detroit theaters such as the Gem and the Arts and Crafts Theater. Some of the earliest members were responsible for the creation of the Detorit Symphony Orchestra.
With the construction of the Players Playhouse in 1926 on East Jefferson Avenue, FASD found a permanent home for presentation of theatrical productions. Other Society activities such as social gatherings, meetings and theater outings take place at various locations around the metro Detroit area.
Having celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006, FASD is assumed to be the oldest continuous group of its kind in the country.