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PLAYGROUND DETROIT Announces Participation in SCOPE Miami Beach

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to announce our inaugural participation at international art fair SCOPE Miami Beach (Booth H021). Through the following emerging artists’ array of mediums and heritages, this debut presentation will comprise a brief view of Detroit’s diversity as a noteworthy creative hub: Bakpak Durden (painting/ mural), Zoe Beaudry (painting), Marlo Broughton (painting), Gerald […]

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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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SEEN Magazine // Playground Detroit Uplifts Emerging Artists in the City

The new gallery Playground Detroit gives artists a space to share their work and be recognized. By Stephanie Steinberg Photography by Justin Milhouse Paulina Petkoski and Samantha B. Schefman have one goal: to attract and retain artistic talent in Detroit. To accomplish that, the two friends from Metro Detroit launched a creative agency called Playground […]

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“COMM[UNITY]” INAUGURAL GROUP EXHIBITION THROUGH JAN 13TH

Featuring over 30 artists, COMM[UNITY] is the inaugural group exhibition on view at PLAYGROUND DETROIT gallery that represents a small cross-section of Detroit’s creative landscape, which is bound not by geography or practice, but by an enduring set of shared values and virtues. Exhibiting artists include: Kristin Adamczyk, Marlo Broughton, Scott Campbell, Dustin Cook, Jon Dones […]

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Detroit News // Detroit Artists Bring ’67 Full circle Through Murals

Flaming cars and frightening tanks, pensive and defiant black men and terrifying armed officers, and John Conyers Jr. standing on a car shouting over the rubble. The striking murals spanning downtown buildings aren’t cookie-cutter “Detroit” movie posters; they are special commissions by up-and-coming local artists meant to continue the conversation the movie starts. Annapurna Pictures […]

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DETROIT ARTISTS CREATE PUBLIC ARTWORK IN REACTION TO FILM ‘DETROIT’

Detroiters may have noticed a few new ‘large-scale’ public artworks around the city over the past week. These ‘artwork’ vinyl wallscapes are part of a custom outdoor campaign for the movie DETROIT, commissioned by Annapurna Pictures by four local artists who have family history in connection to the events of 1967. This year is the […]

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Detroit Free Press // ‘Detroit’ movie’s themes depicted in powerful murals by local artists

The mural on Congress across from Cobo Center in Detroit depicts two somber young African-American men. Behind them are smaller scenes of a crowd in motion, a tank and the silhouettes of cops facing off against a group of citizens. “I really wanted to paint it so you could feel the discomfort,” says Detroit artist Sydney G. James, who also […]

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