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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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