Art Detroit Now is hosting 3rd Thursday, a new monthly art gallery ‘crawl’ in Detroit which as the name implies, takes place the third Thursday of every month. There are 30 galleries participating for this exciting new addition to the art scene.
Hour Detroit Magazine recently interviewed Milana Duthie, who is the managing director of Art Detroit Now and she said, “We want to get people out to these galleries, and really take down the barriers between the Detroit neighborhoods and art venues; it really gives galleries a way to experiment with things like one-night shows, and it gives people the opportunity to visit many different galleries in one evening.”
Art Detroit Now was started in 2006 when,
11 individuals representing a cross-section of contemporary art interests in Metro-Detroit started meeting regularly to consider how our community might work together to increase awareness of the great art, artists and art venues in the Tri-County area. In just 5 years, this ad hoc committee has established a mission, a long-term vision, and a record of accomplishments.” -VIA ArtDetroitNow.com
Some of their other exciting achievements also include, Detroit Gallery Week, their website- ArtDetroitNow.com which is a one stop link to metro-Detroit contemporary arts organization, the Detroit Gallery Guide and DLECTRICITY, a light festival. To help navigate the evening we have listed some of the exciting shows happening below, along with the map guide and Facebook event.
On View: The 5th year Anniversary exhibit, featuring slideshow of past exhibitions and events over Spread Art’s first 5 years. Artwork from the Spread Art Collection which includes various works from past exhibiting artists and directors Thomas Bell and Christina deRoos, as well as two street front window installations. Also showing, ‘Detroit 2013 “What is your Art” interactive calendar. Spread Art as Co-Director Thomas Bell will be onsite to answer any questions about Spread Art’s history and current programming.
On view: You Did What! A Sculpture Show Open Model sessions with nude models for drawing, sculpting, painting. $10 per person
On view: Photographer Dan Lippitt‘s work. Intense over-sized powerful works by Dan Lippitt, one of Detroit’s premiere Fine Art and renown fashion photographers. In addition to The Collection ROCK LORDE! Each jewelry piece utilizes (re)up-cycled components from musicians around the world, including Ringo Starr and pieces from Iconic Detroit Rock and Roll legends, THE ROMANTICS.
Knight Foundation staff will be hosting an info session to discuss the Knight Arts Challenge Detroit, which launches on March 25. This is the first year that the challenge is in Detroit and anyone can apply. Join them to learn about the Knight Foundation and how to apply to win a share of $3 million to arts and culture projects that engage and enrich the city.
On view: Jeff Nolan‘s show Eat My Shorts. Sip and Shoot (a photography party) $10
This class pairs fine art photography with friends, wine and a lively instructor to produce individual photographic art. Shooting everything from portraits, texture, patterns, and macro photography, participants will explore the art of photography during the perfect date night or night on the town with friends. Complementary wine and light refreshments will be served. Food presented by Dunch Club.
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