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MURALS IN THE MARKET Returns to Eastern Market

Eastern Market Partnership (EMP) Dan Carmody, President, Eastern Market Partnership,1xRUN, Roula David, Vice President, 1xRUN Murals in the Market Festival proudly returns to Eastern Market after two years, hosted by 1xRUN and Eastern Market Partnership. This year’s festival is a smaller version compared to past events from 2015-2019. After a two-year pandemic-related hiatus, Murals in […]

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Detroitisit // Come and Play at Monroe Street Midway

Large Corporations, Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and the Community Converge to Imagine and Create This Authentically-Detroit, Deeply-Immersive Recreation Hub Article written by: Kim Kisner Remember those sun-soaked summers as a child when you spent warm days running through the sprinklers, shooting hoops in your driveway, skating on the sidewalk with friends, playing games on your front […]

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Stories From The Last Grand Prix on Belle Isle

Photography and writing by Niki Williams. Learn more about Niki and his work on his website and Instagram. If there is an event that serves as an overview of Detroit’s economic revitalization it is perhaps the Grand Prix on Belle Isle. On Sunday June 5, Indycar racers took their final laps around the course, which […]

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20 Black Detroit Creatives To Follow and $upport to Honor Juneteenth

“Juneteenth,” which takes place annually on June 19th, commemorates the same date in 1865 when in Galveston, Texas, enslaved Black people received the news that all US slaves were considered free. Although that date set forth a theoretical freedom and many of the celebratory Juneteenth traditions that Black people participate in today, many Black people […]

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Mike Han’s “Altered Plans” Solo Exhibition Celebrates his Rebirth as an Artist

A Detroit artist converts his apartment into his own gallery space despite everything going wrong. “It is life and death for me. As the year [2020] has done that to me as a sushi chef, part of me died, and I’m being re-born as an artist. And this work has the same opportunity to take […]

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Bulk Space Workshop “Writing for the Contemporary” for Marginalized Artists starts October 1st

Bulk Space‘s upcoming workshop, “Writing for the Contemporary” is organized by Jova Lynne, Jessica Allie, Meg Kelley, Sara Nishikawa and Clare Gatto, to create space for marginalized artists to have some of the most essential conversations about entry points into the art world right now. It’s through the lens of writing, but it is also about […]

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Short Animated Film, “Iddris Sandu: Your Attention Please” by Vaughn Taormina for Hulu

To celebrate Black art and creativity, Hulu is expanding their Black Stories hub with “a new anthology documentary series that highlights incredible Black artists and is hosted by none other than Craig Robinson. Each episode will feature three Black creatives from multiple disciplines, who are pushing boundaries in their field and blazing the trail for the new generation.” One if […]

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“The Longest Dusk” by Brandi Keeler

The Longest Dusk COVID vivid nightmaresof becoming a black man’s widow Fear filling my bellyBreakfast. Lynch. Dinner.I can’t stomach this. Unrest is my bedmateCan’t sleep even when I can breathe Can’t breathe too deep when I do breathe. COVID. Cops. COVID. Cops.Which one will kill us today? Shelter in place may be liftedBut not my […]

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Call for Artists: TCF Center seeks Iconic Public Art Civic Sculpture in Detroit

TCF Center is seeking proposals for a large-scale exterior sculpture which will reside outside the beautifully renovated convention center located in downtown Detroit. The winning selection will be placed in the center of the main entrance circle drive. Formerly known as Cobo Center, the newly renamed TCF Center, is Detroit’s premier convention center, originally named for […]

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Kenny Karpov Releases Photography Book “Despite It All We Never Learn”

Despite It All We Never Learn, is a book of refugee testimonials taken from the Mediterranean Sea from those living in situations beyond our imaginations released by photographer and documentarian, Kenny Karpov. Karpov’s mission is to share the stories of the many refugees that he encountered during his time in Europe. The book that he […]

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CO.STARTERS for Creatives offers Business for Designers from Build Institute in October

Artists- Designers, are you ready to be your own boss and develop your passion and talent into a real business? CO.STARTERS for Creatives is a new course starting October 2019 on Wednesdays from 6 – 9 pm. The program runs through October 2 – December 4th at Build Institute. CO.STARTERS is a nine-week business development […]

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Feminist Brand Northern Fashion Launches in Stores at The Market at Macy’s

The Future of Fashion is Female: Detroit-based Northern Fashion recently launched its fashion brand this past April with a feminist spin on each piece they designed. Available online as well as at The Market at Macy’s, Northern aims to encourage a positive narrative while speaking about women by way of fashion. The brand’s pieces include […]

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