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Imani Ma’at turns Playground Detroit into ritual space in new exhibit

Photography and dance exhibition gets special appearance from ‘The Last Poets’ in one-night performance By Randiah Camille Green on Tue, Aug 2, 2022 4:55 pm Original article: https://www.metrotimes.com/arts/imani-maat-turns-playground-detroit-into-ritual-space-in-new-exhibit-30714519 Thick drum beats fill the air as Imani Ma’at draws her ancestors out of the spirit realm and into Playground Detroit on a Friday evening. She whirls around the […]

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Imani M’aat Asks “What Does Unmasking Thyself Mean?” in her Performance Series and Exhibition

Imani Ma’at AnkhmenRa Amen is multidisciplinary creator, a visionary, artist, dancer, choreographer, curator of space, filmmaker, and photographer. She has trained, experienced, and explored multiple dance genres including improvisation, experimental, hip-hop, modern, contemporary, and traditional West African dance practices. Currently, her primary focus in dance is the study of cultural arts known to the African […]

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Pride Source // Detroit Painter Mieyoshi Ragernoir Focuses on Black and Brown Joy and Radiance in a Challenging Era

Artist featured in citywide Mighty Real Queer Detroit LGBTQ+ art project By Sarah Bricker Hunt|June 10th, 2022|Michigan, News Of all the joyful Black and Brown faces filling the frames of Mieyoshi Ragernoir’s vibrant paintings, only one is a self-portrait, but then again, she says, “all artwork is a self-portrait.”  Ragernoir’s lone “official” self-portrait stands out in her […]

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Detroitisit // Come and Play at Monroe Street Midway

Large Corporations, Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and the Community Converge to Imagine and Create This Authentically-Detroit, Deeply-Immersive Recreation Hub Article written by: Kim Kisner Remember those sun-soaked summers as a child when you spent warm days running through the sprinklers, shooting hoops in your driveway, skating on the sidewalk with friends, playing games on your front […]

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Stories From The Last Grand Prix on Belle Isle

Photography and writing by Niki Williams. Learn more about Niki and his work on his website and Instagram. If there is an event that serves as an overview of Detroit’s economic revitalization it is perhaps the Grand Prix on Belle Isle. On Sunday June 5, Indycar racers took their final laps around the course, which […]

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Movement Festival 2022: PLAYGROUND Official After-Party Guide

As you already know, the after parties during Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit are just as important- if not more so- as the festival itself. If you want to see dance music where it was meant to be played, whether it’s in dark underground refuges and intricately lit clubs, we’ve got a list of our […]

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Sara Marie Barron ‘Angel Numbers’ EP Release- Coming Soon With Your Support

Singer-songwriter extraordinaire Sara Marie Barron, who was awarded the Motown Accelerator Artist Grant in 2020, has been putting in the work this year preparing for her biggest project to date. Angel Numbers will be Barron’s third music release and latest body of work following Sad, but True and Existential Glam, each which have garnered acclaim from Billboard, Pop Matters, WDET and more.  With her anticipated […]

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PRISM: A THREE DAY WEEKEND EXPERIENCE SHOWCASING DYNAMIC ART AND MUSIC COMMUNITY

APRIL 20, 2022 I DETROIT, MI  — PRISM is a three day weekend experience (April 29- May 1) presented by Art Groupie in collaboration with PLAYGROUND DETROIT. Supported by the IRL Together Fund – a grant program powered by the leading group messaging platform, IRL – the weekend will include three special events playing with […]

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Farmer Street 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

PLAYGROUND DETROIT has all of the gifts you need this holiday season! We have been busy stocking up on the best one-of-a-kind items from your favorite Detroit artists and makers at 1435 Farmer Street in Downtown Detroit. FREE  WITH $75 PURCHASE! Detroit-based artist Martyna Alexander (@martyna_alexander) has designed a Limited Edition Nalgene® water bottle featuring her exclusive artwork along […]

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Bruiser Thanksgiving Returns: A Detroit Tradition to Celebrate

Detroit’s resident purveyor of avant-garde hip hop, Danny Brown, has already cemented his place in the city’s musical history. But that’s not what it’s all about, at least according to Brown himself: “I’m just happy that we’re here for the 8th year of doing it. I don’t make money off of this…I do it for […]

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Real Art Detroit // bakpak durden at playground detroit

I Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before By Kim Fay via REAL ART DETROIT Bakpak Durden’s solo exhibition, currently on view at Playground Detroit, explores perspective, neurodivergence and intersectional identity. Their series of paintings examine specific experiences that we -as humans- come up against and have to power through in order to maintain the “normalcy” […]

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