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PLAYGROUND DETROIT Celebrates Five Year Anniversary with ARCHIVE Exhibition Opening on Small Business Saturday

Join us for the public opening of our ARCHIVE Exhibition (November 26- January 31) on Small Business Saturday, November 26th. This November, PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to celebrate our Five Year Anniversary! This is your opportunity to peek into the vault and last opportunity to revisit some of our favorite exhibits hosted at the gallery at 2845 Gratiot Avenue. SINCE OPENING […]

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Julian J. Jones on “MARKINGS,” to Debut during Detroit Month of Design on September 9th

“MARKINGS” embarks on Julian J. Jones journey to discover his Black identity. “Trying to complicate notions of who a Black man can be in white spaces, the word “mark” is the dominant theme throughout my practice. A “mark” refers to a part of a sketch, as well as the lasting trace of an emotion or […]

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Imani M’aat Asks “What Does Unmasking Thyself Mean?” in her Performance Series and Exhibition

Imani Ma’at AnkhmenRa Amen is multidisciplinary creator, a visionary, artist, dancer, choreographer, curator of space, filmmaker, and photographer. She has trained, experienced, and explored multiple dance genres including improvisation, experimental, hip-hop, modern, contemporary, and traditional West African dance practices. Currently, her primary focus in dance is the study of cultural arts known to the African […]

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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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