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Down Draft: An Immersive Sound Event ft. Jesse Clayton, John Churchville + Sophiyah-E at Leon Speakers Loft on June 17th

“Down Draft” is a completely new surround sound experience, and only 50 tickets available for this exclusive event. Ancient meets future…. Jesse Clayton and John Churchville’s Immersion Zone is a cinematic, electronic experience that surrounds your senses and transcends you into a full spectrum of sound, bringing you to the closest form of existence in […]

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“LA FLOTTE”  SITE-SPECIFIC SCULPTURE INSTALLATION BY ANTHONY BRAZEAU AIMS TO TRANSFORM COMMUNITY WITH DISCARDED OBJECTS 

“La Flotte” is a site-specific installation by multimedia artist, Anthony Brazeau, opening to the public on Saturday, May 22nd from 6-9pm at the corner of Gratiot Avenue and Joseph Campau (next to PLAYGROUND DETROIT gallery located at 2845 Gratiot Avenue). His sculptures will be on view through Summer 2022. Discarded trash from a metropolitan city […]

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PRISM: A THREE DAY WEEKEND EXPERIENCE SHOWCASING DYNAMIC ART AND MUSIC COMMUNITY

APRIL 20, 2022 I DETROIT, MI  — PRISM is a three day weekend experience (April 29- May 1) presented by Art Groupie in collaboration with PLAYGROUND DETROIT. Supported by the IRL Together Fund – a grant program powered by the leading group messaging platform, IRL – the weekend will include three special events playing with […]

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Cristin Richard Debuts New Work in “Endangered Species” at 1435 Farmer Street On View through March 27th

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is pleased to present new work from 2020 Emerging Artist Fellowship awardee, Cristin Ríchard in her series, “Endangered Species,” at 1435 Farmer Street, Suite 117 on view through March 27th. Regular viewing hours are Thursday-Sunday from 12-5pm. In our technology-dominant world, Ríchard’s work begs us to slow down, take it all in, and […]

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2022 EMERGING ARTIST FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES ANNOUNCED: TEN DETROIT ARTISTS RECEIVE $2000 AND EXHIBITIONS

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is pleased to announce the selection of 10 Artist Fellows chosen for the inaugural 2021-22 Emerging Artists Fellowship, a multi-year juried program.

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PLAYGROUND DETROIT Drops First NFT Collection by Artist Gerald Collins on Rarible

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to announce the release of our first NFT series, “Everywhere and Nowhere” by Gerald Collins, available on Rarible. As the art industry evolves further into the digital space, we are excited to join the NFT marketplace and expand our platform to present innovative artists working in digital and new media artwork. […]

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Farmer Street 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

PLAYGROUND DETROIT has all of the gifts you need this holiday season! We have been busy stocking up on the best one-of-a-kind items from your favorite Detroit artists and makers at 1435 Farmer Street in Downtown Detroit. FREE  WITH $75 PURCHASE! Detroit-based artist Martyna Alexander (@martyna_alexander) has designed a Limited Edition Nalgene® water bottle featuring her exclusive artwork along […]

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A Contemporary Take on Shibari: Hajime Kinoko Art Basel Performance

Hajime Kinoko is one of the world’s most well-respected practitioners of Shibari, the ancient Japanese are of rope bondage. His performances are tastefully sensual, engrossing, and a bit mysterious, captivating audiences with intricate pattern work and meticulous attention to detail. Seeing the dynamic between Kinoko and his assistants is a work of art in and of itself, the […]

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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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Call for Artists! PLAYGROUND DETROIT Announces 20/21 Emerging Artists Fellowship Applications Open through October 15th

The 20/21 Emerging Artists Fellowship from PLAYGROUND DETROIT is the second year of a pilot program that provide financial support and professional mentorship for artists to develop their individual practices, to identify, elevate and promote Detroit-based artistic excellence. The Call for Artists 2020 Fellowship Application opens for submissions on Wednesday, September 15th 2021, the deadline […]

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“All of the Above” features Recent Graduates Kaylie Kaitschuck and Toomas Toomepuu during Detroit Month of Design

“All of the Above,” is an exhibition featuring artwork by Kaylie Kaitschuck and Toomas Toomepuu during Detroit Month of Design 2021.  In partnership with Detroit Month of Design, PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents “All of the Above,” an exhibition presented by that challenges the minimalist concept of ‘less is more’ featuring artwork emerging artists and designers Kaylie […]

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ADESHOLA MAKINDE TO DEBUT SOLO EXHIBITION “RELEVANT” HIGHLIGHTING CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

RELEVANT is Chicago-based artist Adeshola Makinde’s debut solo exhibition curated by Juana Williams, highlighting the fervor of the Civil Rights Movement, a significant moment in African Americans’ long-held fight for the same constitutional and legal rights other Americans benefited from. He is particularly referencing protest signs from the Civil Rights era to encourage a discussion […]

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