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PONYRIDE ANNOUNCES THE FIRST AWARDEES OF THEIR APPLEBAUM AND KNIGHTS ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Ponyride, a collaborative working space for social entrepreneurs and artists located in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, has partnered with the Applebaum Family Compass Fund and the Knights Art Challenge to develop an annual residency program. The six selected emerging and established artists, who have been juried by local curators, collectors, and creators, are awarded a stipend […]

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JERRY VILE’S DIRTY SHOW IN DETROIT AND GET SUMMERED’S DIRTY SHOW IN NYC

For the past sixteen years Jerry Vile has promised his fellow Detroiters that their Valentine’s Day would most certainly be filled with eroticism. Erotic art and performance, that is. Since its inception in a small office building, Vile’s exhibition entitled, Dirty Show, annually outgrew its venue capacity before it landed in the Russell Industrial’s Exhibition Center […]

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CMJ MUSIC MARATHON FEATURING PROTOMARYTR, JAMAICAN QUEENS & MATTHEW DEAR

October means that CMJ is here again! CMJ Music Marathon is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. For five nonstop days and nights, CMJ features over 1,400 live performances in more than 80 of New York City’s greatest nightclubs and theaters. CMJ also presents over 100 informative conference […]

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DETROIT BUILT POP UP FEATURES OVER 25 DETROIT MAKERS AT THE MICHELE VARIAN STORE IN NYC

In an effort to further promote the amazing talents that are helping to revitalize Detroit, “Detroit Built,” is a pop up shop in a shop, downstairs at Michele Varian in SoHo, NYC that will feature product designed and manufactured in Detroit happening over four weeks in the fall. PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to be involved to […]

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GO SEE: ANOTHER LOOK AT DETROIT GALLERY SHOW OPENING THURSDAY IN CHELSEA

This Thursday, June 26th from 6-8pm, ANOTHER LOOK at DETROIT: PARTS 1 and 2 opens at  Marianne Boesky Gallery and Marlborough Chelsea. Another Look at Detroit presents works and objects by over fifty artists, designers, and cultural contributors. The focus of this exhibition is the city of Detroit as a creative center, historically through to today. Spanning a period […]

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GO SEE: MOMA PS1 MIKE KELLEY RETROSPECTIVE CLOSING FEBRUARY 2ND

Do not miss this extraordinary exhibition of Mike Kelley, presented by MoMA PS1, which closes on February 2nd. This Saturday January 25th, there is a celebrity-hosted night at the museum to celebrate the Mike Kelley exhibition. “It is the largest exhibition of the artist’s work to-date and the first comprehensive survey since 1993. Regarded as one of the most influential […]

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PARTY ON: MOTOR CITY DANCE PARTY FUNDRAISER AT CAMEO GALLERY IN WILLIAMSBURG

What can your average, fun-loving New Yorker do to help Detroit? What if it involved dancing and door prizes? What if it was an excuse to have some fun on an otherwise boring after-work Monday evening? Our friends are throwing the Motor City Dance Party fundraiser at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg on Monday Dec. 9th at 7 p.m. RSVP on Facebook […]

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GO SEE: TUNDE OLANIRAN, JAMAICAN QUEENS & MORE PERFORM AT CMJ MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013

CMJ 2013 happens in New York City October 15th-19th, a music showcase that features hundreds of rising artists from around the world. Among them, is Michigan [& Detroit natives], Tunde Olaniran, Jamaican Queens, Chrome Sparks, and SHIGETO. Tunde Olaniran  [performs 10/16 @ Webster Hall & Cake Shop] “As a child of an American social-activist mother and Nigerian Christian […]

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DETROIT HIP HOP INVADES NYC AT MERCURY LOUNGE IN LOWER EAST SIDE

Detroit will be invading NYC on Sunday September 15th with a full line-up featuring the finest in Detroit’s hip-hop community.  Doors are at 8:30pm. BUY TICKETS NOW LINE UP Audible Doctor Nick Speed Dopehead Sheefy McFly Count Mack Zelooperz TRPLBLK CrackKillz Da God A La $ole (Of Pro Era) Dusty McFly & more. Check out the latest […]

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PLAYGROUND DETROIT LAUNCHES DETROIT RIDE SHARE GROUP ON FACEBOOK

PLAYGROUND DETROIT has launched a new Facebook group for ride shares between New York City and Detroit.  Group membership is by invite or by request for friendly commuters who travel regularly between both cities. Members can post from either city and either offer rides or request rides. PD Executive Director, Paulina Petkoski explains the idea […]

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BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS: BROOKLYN-DETROIT DON’T BOX ME IN, POP-UP INSTALLATION WITH SPREAD ART

Bushwick Open Studios 2013 Spread Art and PLAYGROUND DETROIT  presented Summer Group Show VI – “Brooklyn – Detroit, Don’t Box Me In”, a two day outdoor performance/video installation in and around a 10’ box truck located outside of Roberta’s off of the Morgan L Train stop in Brooklyn, New York. Bushwick Daily has featured the event in […]

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CALL FOR NYC ARTISTS: PLAYGROUND DET X SPREAD ART DETROIT SPRING 2013 ARTIST RESIDENCY

Spread Art and PLAYGROUND DETROIT are teaming up to offer one NYC-based artist a month-long artist residency program in Detroit, MI this upcoming Spring 2013.  In collaboration with the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID), the residency will conclude in Detroit with a solo exhibit at Detroit Contemporary or Whitdel Arts, dependent on the artist medium. The artist will also participate in a group show […]

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