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MICHIGAN GLASS PROJECT HOSTS FESTIVAL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ARTS EDUCATION

Who isn’t interested in supporting arts education in Detroit’s schools? The Michigan Glass Project Festival is a live art and music festival with the aim of raising $125,000 to support art curriculum in Detroit public schools. The beneficiary of the festival is the non-profit Art Road, which is working to return arts curriculum to Detroit […]

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SNACKS GROUP EXHIBITION FEAT. MIKE BURDICK, JAMES NOELLERT & VAUGHN TAORMINA

PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents the artwork of Mike Burdick, James Noellert and Vaughn Taormina in the upcoming group exhibition, Snacks, opening on May 12th. The exhibition explores a mutual adoration of one anothers work, on-going conversations together and the range of their individual illustrative styles. Artwork will feature scenic illustrative paintings reflective of the trio’s minimal style and maximum wit- […]

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VICTORIA SHAHEEN: DECONSTRUCTING CAPITALISM WITH NICHE OBJECTS

Detroit visual artist, Victoria Shaheen has dedicated her artistic practice to unpacking what exactly this fascination with “kitsch” objects means for us as a society.  We all know the feeling — you’re mindlessly wandering through a yard sale or antique store when you see that one, tiny object that you absolutely must-have. It could be a […]

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REVIVAL CITIES VIDEO SERIES DEBUTS PILOT EPISODE FEATURING DETROIT

Revival Cities Pilot Episode heads to Detroit to get the pulse of an ’emerging art city,’ The Series promotes a variety of emerging art cities, their uprising cultural markets, influence on the global economy, and revitalization of the communities they are active within. Revival Cities structures and promotes cultural, urbanistic and art projects to build opportunities and […]

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CreativeMornings/Detroit Presents Laura Khalil on Courage

This month, we join the global CreativeMornings community in a conversation about COURAGE a theme chosen by our friends at CreativeMornings/Oakland chapter, and illustrated by Annie Wong. On March 16th 8:30am at PLAYGROUND DETROIT and CreativeMornings/Detroit will gather to talk with Laura Khalil about “Courage.” Space is limited, breakfast and coffee will be served. Theme 64: Courage– When researching or […]

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HYGIENIC DRESS LEAGUE RELEASES “PROFIT OF DOOM” [PHOTO ESSAY]

Hygienic Dress League releases Profit of Doom; a photography series of their latest art installation placed throughout various landscapes in Detroit using cast aluminum deer with gas masks painted gold to create a satirical work about the tensions between humans, nature, industry and consumerism. Profit of Doom, 2017, Photo credit: Joey Badalamenti Profit of Doom is a series of installations documented […]

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‘AMERIXAN NOTION’ SOLO EXHIBITION FEAT. NIC NOTION OPENING FEB. 16TH

On Friday, February 16th PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents featured artist Nic Notion with his first solo exhibition,  Amerixan Notion. The show will feature his most recent series of mixed media works, including a variety of paintings, photography and installation. Pulling some of his inspiration from the city itself, including references of its changing landscape and the official Flag of […]

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DECA\DANCE: 10 YEARS OF HAUTE TO DEATH AT REDBULL HOUSE OF ART

Haute to Death commemorates their 10th year with DECA\DANCE, a retrospective exhibition which explores the art and artifacts of H2D’s dance floor; telling the story of Detroit’s most stylish and expressive dance party, and setting the stage for what’s yet to come. Co-created by artists and DJs Ash Nowak and Jon Dones, Haute to Death collapses […]

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Detroit News // Artfully reframing perceptions

The framed images adorning the gallery on Detroit’s east side could have been the work of artists years into their career. The vibrant pastel skylines, kaleidoscopic street scenes and detailed depictions of local landmarks such as Eastern Market all resulted from hours dedicated to perfecting techniques and honoring traditions. But those behind the pieces are […]

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“What Color Do You Want to Start With?” EXHIBITION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH STEP

In our first exhibition of 2018, “What Color Do You Want to Start With?” will feature 100 works by 70 different artists, all of whom have a developmental disability. The exhibition opens with an evening opening reception on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 6-9P and runs until February 1, 2018.  The artists featured are from the Services […]

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SUPPORT SAVE YOURSELF! MUSICAL BY KRESGE FELLOW BRITNEY STONEY

Save Yourself! is an original musical written by Detroit artist and Kresge fellow Britney Stoney. After its well-received and highly-acclaimed debut as part of ArtXDetroit 2015, and commissioned performance at Grand Circus Park, Stoney is ready to bring the performance to an even larger audience. In order to match the funds from her recent Knights Arts […]

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PLAYGROUND HALLOWEEN WEEKEND 2017 PARTY GUIDE

Halloween weekend is something Detroiters wait for all year. Is it because the city and its post-industrial landscape is just a bit spooky in it’s own right? Is it the legacy of Theater Bizarre? Whatever it is, there are plenty of parties to choose from depending on your own creepy tastes. With all the elaborate […]

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