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Pride Source // Detroit Painter Mieyoshi Ragernoir Focuses on Black and Brown Joy and Radiance in a Challenging Era

Artist featured in citywide Mighty Real Queer Detroit LGBTQ+ art project By Sarah Bricker Hunt|June 10th, 2022|Michigan, News Of all the joyful Black and Brown faces filling the frames of Mieyoshi Ragernoir’s vibrant paintings, only one is a self-portrait, but then again, she says, “all artwork is a self-portrait.”  Ragernoir’s lone “official” self-portrait stands out in her […]

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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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Audetorium // Recentering Ourselves at PRISM

Starting the weekend off at Art Groupie and Playground Detroit’s event, Prism was a pallet cleansing experience. The last three days have been a calming retreat into a hazy, dreamlike wonderland presented by the team Art Groupie in collaboration with Playground Detroit. The experience of attending PRISM, the three day event inside a warehouse in Detroit (by way of […]

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Hour Detroit // Metro Detroit Bucket List: Can’t-Miss Art Attractions

Metro Detroit Bucket List: Can’t-Miss Art Attractions April 8, 2022 In our 2022 City Guide, we roundup what every local must do in their lifetime. Here are the galleries, art events, and cultural institutions that made our list.Ryan Patrick Hooper and Photographs by Hayden Stinebaugh  Spend the day at Cranbrook, a local treasure and a National Historic […]

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Artsper // Partner Gallery Interview: Playground Detroit

Meet, Paulina Petkoski, co-founder of Playground Detroit, a gallery and talent agency that strives to uplift Detroit’s creative landscape. What are the characteristics of Playground Detroit and how did it get to where it is today? PLAYGROUND DETROIT is a contemporary art gallery and creative talent agency dedicated to emerging artists based in Detroit, Michigan. Established […]

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Real Art Detroit // bakpak durden at playground detroit

I Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before By Kim Fay via REAL ART DETROIT Bakpak Durden’s solo exhibition, currently on view at Playground Detroit, explores perspective, neurodivergence and intersectional identity. Their series of paintings examine specific experiences that we -as humans- come up against and have to power through in order to maintain the “normalcy” […]

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MetroTimes // Bakpak Durden, BLKOUT Walls, and Black figurative art in Detroit

By Steven Panton Published on November 17, 2021. It is common knowledge that body language can say a lot about our day-to-day emotional state. But the body is also an archive; it stores scars and trauma and talks about the life we have lived to this point. In I Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before, a solo […]

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ProsperUs // Impact Stories: PLAYGROUND DETROIT

With their innovative and ambitious mindset and eye for all things art and design, Paulina Petkoski and Samantha Bankle Schefman co-founded PLAYGROUND DETROIT, but would never have predicted it when the two first met at Groves High School in Birmingham, Michigan. Petkoski spent several years living in NYC after graduating with her BFA in International […]

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