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TONEY X Detroit Hustles Harder Collaborate on Limited Edition Jacket for Downtown Boxing Gym

Downtown Boxing Gym has released a limited edition varsity jacket in collaboration with Detroit Hustles Harder and Detroit artist, Toney Whlgn. The jacket design was created by the inspired by their core values: Family, Trust, Commitment and Respect. Toney created the original artwork infusing his signature style with classic boxing insignia including a unique glove […]

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Michigan Legacy Art Park & Charles McGee Art Fund Artist Residency Program Seeks Applicants

In 2019, Michigan Legacy Art Park, a nonprofit arts and culture organization in northern Michigan, honored Charles McGee with our Legacy Award for his lifetime of contributions as an artist and a mentor. As the arts community learned of the passing of Charles McGee at the age of 96, we all mourn for his loss, […]

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Détroit Is the New Black X Ponyride to Celebrate Juneteenth

Ponyride, in collaboration with Détroit Is the New Black are hosting a 2-day Juneteenth celebration featuring a Block Party, virtual panel discussions, live performances from world-renowned poet, Jessica Care Moore, and the launch of Détroit Is the New Black Hyper Local online market. Partial proceeds of all sales from the Marketplace benefit Ponyride and Boys & Girls Clubs […]

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“The Longest Dusk” by Brandi Keeler

The Longest Dusk COVID vivid nightmaresof becoming a black man’s widow Fear filling my bellyBreakfast. Lynch. Dinner.I can’t stomach this. Unrest is my bedmateCan’t sleep even when I can breathe Can’t breathe too deep when I do breathe. COVID. Cops. COVID. Cops.Which one will kill us today? Shelter in place may be liftedBut not my […]

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Rent Party Detroit Launches to Raise Housing Injustice Funds

Rent Party Detroit is an emergency fund that harnesses the power of neighbors to help neighbors by raising money though social and cultural event. Our mission is to promote housing security in the Detroit area and help neighbors realize their collective power to fight housing injustice. It pays homage to traditional rent parties that were […]

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Open Letter

Since 2012, PLAYGROUND DETROIT has been committed to share, inspire and highlight contemporary emerging artists in Detroit demonstrated through our exhibitions, events, and programming. For this reason, we are having conversations with the community and implementing changes to the 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellowship 2021 to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity. Along with updates to […]

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Populace Coffee Releases PLAYGROUND DETROIT Cafe Bag for COVID-19 Support Partnership

Populace Partner Support Bags is an amazing new concept launched by the fine folks at Populace Coffee. In order to provide support their friends and partners during this time, they have decided to use their web platform to sell coffee for a good cause and help keep Small Businesses above water. So… what does this […]

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RESPONSE. Brings Creativity to the Fight Against COVID-19

RESPONSE. is a new music label and media company created during the Coronavirus to use art to fight the disease -all while giving artists a platform. The brainchild of Detroit artist Alex Wilcox, RESPONSE. stems from a passion for findings ways that artists can continue to engage with audiences while also supporting the greater cause. […]

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Kenny Karpov Releases Photography Book “Despite It All We Never Learn”

Despite It All We Never Learn, is a book of refugee testimonials taken from the Mediterranean Sea from those living in situations beyond our imaginations released by photographer and documentarian, Kenny Karpov. Karpov’s mission is to share the stories of the many refugees that he encountered during his time in Europe. The book that he […]

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Renegade Craft Sets-Up in Eastern Market this September for a Fall Fair

Renegade Craft is excited to return to Detroit for a Fall Fair in Eastern Market on Division Street on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 + 15 from 11 am – 6 pm. The Fair will feature over 40 inspiring local and national makers and designers, craft cocktails, food trucks, DJ sets, hands-on workshops, installations, and […]

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Feminist Brand Northern Fashion Launches in Stores at The Market at Macy’s

The Future of Fashion is Female: Detroit-based Northern Fashion recently launched its fashion brand this past April with a feminist spin on each piece they designed. Available online as well as at The Market at Macy’s, Northern aims to encourage a positive narrative while speaking about women by way of fashion. The brand’s pieces include […]

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Review: The Evolution of Earl Sweatshirt: Fire it Up! at St Andrews

Earl Sweatshirt’s Fire it Up! Tour comes on the heels of his latest project, Some Raps Songs, a seemingly abrupt departure from his past work that at the same time, fits well within the context of his work and life as of recent. His release Doris, had some hints, but what really became apparent in […]

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