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Sculptor Patrick Dougherty to Transform Eliza Howell Park with “Stickwork” Installation + Artist Residency with Sidewalk Detroit

From September 7th- 25th, Sidewalk Detroit and will be hosting internationally acclaimed artist, Patrick Dougherty as he creates one of his famed ‘Stickwork’ sculptures in Eliza Howell Park. This three-week artist residency will engage artists, volunteers, neighbors, and members of the public to work side by side with the internationally renowned artist as he creates […]

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Detroit Month of Design returns September 2021 to Celebrate 11th Year featuring 150+ Participants

Design Core, the stewards of Detroit’s designation as the first and only UNESCO City of Design in the United States, announced their lineup of cultural programming for the 2021 edition of Detroit Month of Design. Spanning the entire month of September, more than 150+ participants will present over 80 events and special projects – the largest number for the […]

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Hamtramck Music Fest Returns August 5th-8th for Special Summer Edition featuring 150+ Performances

HMF & LIVE MUSIC IS BACK! Typically held the first weekend in March, the largest local music festival of its kind, Hamtramck Music Fest (HMF), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is making an eleventh hour, belated 2021 appearance with a special Summer Edition, Thursday, August 5 – Sunday, August 8th, 2021. Your $15 wristband gives you access […]

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NOW:FUTURE ARTIST SUMMIT: UNPACKING MUTUAL AID AND ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIES FOR DETROIT ARTISTS ON JUNE 15-17TH

Kresge Arts in Detroit and Sidewalk Detroit have partnered to present a public, 3-day, interactive summit that will explore existing opportunities and new possibilities related to alternative economies and community-based resource creation and sharing within Detroit’s artist community. Participants will engage with presenters and peers with knowledge and experience spanning mutual aid, intentional communities and […]

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Levon Kafafian Trunk Show on Sunday December 20th at Farmer Street Pop Up

Join weaver and visual artist Levon Kafafian at 1435 Farmer Street for an in-store trunk show of gorgeous handwoven scarfs, wraps and textiles. Levon Kafafian creates tactile and sensory works on the threshold of transition, applying the process of weaving beyond thread into visual, performative and social practice. Kafafian practices in the Detroit community through […]

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GRiZ Announces 7th Annual ‘12 Days of GRiZMAS’ Event Series December 12-23rd

GRiZMAS will treat fans around the world to all the performances, activities, and community service initiatives, culminating with the GRiZMAS Mini Digital Festival on December 23rd. The Festival will feature performances by GRiZ Alongside Destructo, AC Slater, J.Worra, Blunts & Blondes, Codes, Sunsquabi, ProbCause, and 10+ unannounced artists.   With Detroit public schools under more pressure […]

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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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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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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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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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