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Visit Detroit // Don’t Miss Monroe Street Midway’s New Features!

POP-UP SHOP: New this year, the Monroe Street Midway has officially launched its first ever Pop-Up Shop! The shop features local artwork and goods facilitated by Playground Detroit gallery artists, as well as an array of rotating vendors throughout the summer. The Pop-Up Shop offers a variety of local startups and artists the opportunity to […]

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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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Mighty Real Queer Detroit: The Largest Exhibition of Works by LGBTQ+ Artists Kicks Off June 2nd

A month-long exhibition with more than 700 works spread across 17 Detroit venues, plus artist talks, live performances, panels, poetry readings, and never-before-seen fine art.  Detroit Non-Profit to Present the Nation’s Largest Exhibition of Works by  LGBTQ+ Artists, Spotlighting 150+ Artists in Celebration of Queer Life The Ford Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the […]

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Cranbrook Homebody Exhibit, Jan 26th-June 19th

Homebody January 26, 2022 – June 19, 2022 Lower Galleries While home is commonly used in reference to a physical space, the concept of home extends far beyond the parameters of any structure. It is a place, but also a feeling. According to social scientist Aviezier Tucker, “most people spend their lives in search of […]

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Artworks Detroit Annual Artwork Fundraiser Returns with Online Art Auction featuring 90+ Artists

ArtWorks Detroit is one of Detroit’s most premier art auctions and Matrix Human Services’ most successful fundraisers. For the past 26 years, the artist community has rallied together to raise funds to support the essential work of Matrix Human Services. We are thrilled to collectively continue our impact this year and invite you to join […]

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20 Black Detroit Creatives To Follow and $upport to Honor Juneteenth

“Juneteenth,” which takes place annually on June 19th, commemorates the same date in 1865 when in Galveston, Texas, enslaved Black people received the news that all US slaves were considered free. Although that date set forth a theoretical freedom and many of the celebratory Juneteenth traditions that Black people participate in today, many Black people […]

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Memorial Day Weekend 2021 Event Guide

This week every year, we release guide to one of our favorite events in Detroit, Movement Electronic Music Festival. While the festival has been cancelled once again for 2021, this weekend we are excited about venues, musicians and organizers across the city taking their first steps at bringing the “new normal” to Detroit’s dance music […]

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Dreamtroit to Transform Lincoln Street Art Park + Recycle Here Creating Affordable Live/Make Artist Community

$20M project to transform old auto plant + recycling center into affordable make/live artist community from the team behind Recycle Here and Lincoln Street Art Park has been announced to bring make/live space, retail and commercial space and more to historic site. They plan to convert an old auto-plant-turned-recycling- center into a mixed-use, make/live development […]

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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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