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Farmer Street Pop-up featuring 25+ Artists Grand Opens Downtown on #SmallBusinessSaturday

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is popping up in downtown Detroit on Farmer Street, next to The Shinola Hotel. On #SmallBusinessSaturday Nov. 28th, Farmer Street Pop-up opens with a public Grand Opening at 1435 Farmer Street Suite 117 for the holidays through December. Farmer Street Pop up will feature artwork, gifts and exclusive products from over 20 emerging […]

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“Show of Hands” Caroline Del Giudice Solo Exhibition Features Sculpture with An Attitude

Show of Hands is Caroline Del Giudice’s solo exhibition featuring sculpture that emphasizes the mechanized qualities of post-cyberspace and surveillance capitalism, fusing the disembodied online experience with tangible Emoji hands symbolism. Caroline Del Giudice is a mixed-media artist and fabricator based in Detroit, Michigan. In 2020, she completed her Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at […]

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Red Bull Arts Detroit presents Omar S: Conant Gardens Party Store

“Omar S: Conant Gardens Party Store is an exploration of the particular interests and passions of the legendary, elusive electronic musician, DJ, and producer, Omar S. Comprised of an interactive, virtual exploration of his personal collection, which ranges from arcade games to records to vintage VHS tapes, as well as a physical installation that will host a series […]

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Intersect Chicago / SOFA Online Art Fair Opens November 6-12th

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to be an exhibitor with Intersect Chicago, a virtual art fair replacing SOFA for the 2020 edition due to COVID-19. The fair will be open to the public, virtually, from November 6th at 12am ET through November 12 at 9pm ET. FLCL, Marlo Broughton, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, 2020 […]

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ALBUM RELEASE: Interview with Sara Marie Barron on “Existential Glam”

Sara Marie Barron’s Existential Glam is a powerful and convincing follow up to her 2018 debut full-length Sad, But True. Over the past few years, Barron has continued to refine her craft as vocalist and as an artist in general, resulting in a collection of tracks that is polished, poised, and remarkably moving. (Featured image […]

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PLAYGROUND DETROIT Exhibiting at Intersect Chicago / SOFA, Online November 6-12, 2020

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to be an exhibitor with Intersect Chicago, a virtual art  fair replacing SOFA for the 2020 edition due to COVID-19. Detroit artists featured have been selected include Marlo Broughton, Bakpak Durden, Frank Lepkowski, Lindsay Splichal, Victoria Shaheen and John Sippel. These artists represent a cross-section of various mediums of including painting, sculpture, craft, photography […]

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Michigan Chronicle // Wave Check: “Glam Tech” uses hair trend to “Make Waves” in new Detroit Exhibit

Words by Ashley Stevenson. Posted on September 28, 2020 The Make Waves exhibit is a first of its kind hair sculpting experience full of vibrancy and detail. Created by Kristina “The Glam Tech” Beaty, currently on display at Playground Detroit. The exhibit features an absorbing collection of pictures and sculptures, paying bold homage to Black […]

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Bulk Space Workshop “Writing for the Contemporary” for Marginalized Artists starts October 1st

Bulk Space‘s upcoming workshop, “Writing for the Contemporary” is organized by Jova Lynne, Jessica Allie, Meg Kelley, Sara Nishikawa and Clare Gatto, to create space for marginalized artists to have some of the most essential conversations about entry points into the art world right now. It’s through the lens of writing, but it is also about […]

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Excess Baggage: Design in the City X Cristin Richard Installation at Lisa Spindler Studio through September

Excess Baggage is a point of reflection, a way to consider our connection to the natural world. Detroit Artist and 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellow Cristin Richard, has a fascination with material, both its sensory qualities and the information it communicates about history, society and the current environment. She has been selected to showcase her latest […]

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VIDEO RELEASE: MotorKam Releases Single “F*Internet”

MotorKam-BlackDaddy is a cross genre artist whose foundation is strongly rooted in hip hop. Today, he drops the single and music video for “F*Internet” directed by djkage and Spike Spielberg. Watch the release below! Relocating back home to Detroit after college, he found himself immersed in a scene in which he used to watch from […]

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Interview: Lindsay Splichal on Upcoming Solo Exhibition BUILDING MATERIALS

Lindsay Splichal builds space-responsive print monotypes reflecting on the familiarity of the domestic in her family’s construction heritage through the vehicles of printmaking, sculpture, and installation. She graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2019 and was awarded the Merit Scholarship for her exploration of literature including the writing “Queer Phenomenology” by Sara Ahmed, which […]

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Detroit Month of Design 2020: September Schedule Highlights

In celebration of Detroit’s designation as the first and only UNESCO City of Design in the United States, Detroit Month of Design (MoD) will take over the city from September 1-30, 2020. There are more than 75 events and special projects including talks, tours, exhibitions, workshops, installations and more. This year’s programming will reflect on […]

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