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 […]
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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“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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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 […]
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 […]
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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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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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 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 […]
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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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 […]
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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