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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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Antihero Combines Fine Dining with Street Art to feature Detroit Artists

Detroit is home to some of the most celebrated and talented street artists in the nation, and more businesses are finding themselves ‘inspired’ as a result. Instead of walking through the alleyways of Eastern Market or driving through Heidelberg Project, why not bring the street art inside, to enjoy along with a five-star meal and […]

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Creative Capital Announces the 2020 Application with $100,000 in Artist Grants

Are you an artist? Are you looking for a way to elevate your passion? No matter what type of creative discipline you choose, you should check out the Creative Capital Award, which supports authentic and bold artists from all parts of the country and they just opened up their 2020 application. The Creative Capital award […]

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Illuminated Mural to be Preserved in Milwaukee Junction ‘Chroma’ Development

The Platform announced today that it has started work on Chroma, a project that transforms a historic cold storage building in Detroit’s iconic Milwaukee Junction neighborhood into a home for local creative entrepreneurs and businesses. “We have been working toward this moment of construction commencement for two years and are grateful for the support of […]

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Interview: Derrick Dykas and Alex Aho of Community Push on House of Vans Detroit

Written by Broccoli & John Akers. On Thursday January 24th, Vans will take over a vacant school building in Detroit to activate four days of art, music and of course, skateboarding. The House of Vans series started in 2010 with an event space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY, and has since expanded into more cities across […]

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