CURBED // Playground Detroit to activate vacant storefront into gallery and event space

Many Detroit businesses and organizations pop-up in various locations before they find and commit to the right brick and mortar space. Playground Detroit, which supports creative talent in the city with events, exhibitions, a digital magazine, and more, has found their space on Gratiot.

The location is a few blocks down from Eastern Market, between Grandy and Joseph Campau. It’s a 1,500 square foot, street-level space located in a building that dates back to 1877. Plans for the space include installing movable display walls, track lighting, shelving and display units, a DJ booth/sound system, entertaining space with kitchenette, lofted lounge space, and a storage area for artwork.

“After five years of operating in different pop-up venues from coffee shops to retail stores to bars, we are so excited to finally have a home,” said Paulina Petkoski, co-founder of PLAYGROUND DETROIT. “Our new space will be a place where people can find exciting, edgy art, and design. We will feature carefully curated, exclusive merchandise including artwork, limited edition art objects, special events, and community programming.”

This article originally ran in Detroit News on November 30th, 2016. Read the full article here.

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