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Fox2 Detroit // Bedrock is hosting Shop, Eat & Be in the D to encourage holiday shopping in downtown Detroit

DETROIT (FOX 2) – Bedrock is making sure you do your holiday shopping in downtown Detroit. It is part of its “Shop, Eat & Be in the D” campaign. More than 50 local brands will be represented in six pop up locations. “My practice is anchored in exploring the temporal nature of our world and understanding our […]

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Crain’s Detroit // Downtown Detroit Markets replaced with pop-ups in empty storefronts for coronavirus holiday season

Bedrock, Rocket Community Fund replace usual market to allow shoppers to be more spread outEvents also planned alongside shopping open through early JanuaryFewer businesses participating than previous years Bedrock LLCDetroit retailers are popping up in six vacant downtown storefront spaces for the holiday season. DOSE Collective set up its clothing, accessories and gifts shop at […]

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DBusiness // Bedrock Unveils ‘Shop, Eat & Be in the D’ Campaign, U-M Future of Mobility Conference to Focus on Diversity, and More

Here is a roundup of the latest news concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to announcements from local, state, and federal governments, as well as international channels. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us a message. Bedrock Unveils ‘Shop, Eat & Be in the D’ CampaignBedrock today revealed plans that will bring new […]

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Michigan Chronicle // Wave Check: “Glam Tech” uses hair trend to “Make Waves” in new Detroit Exhibit

Words by Ashley Stevenson. Posted on September 28, 2020 The Make Waves exhibit is a first of its kind hair sculpting experience full of vibrancy and detail. Created by Kristina “The Glam Tech” Beaty, currently on display at Playground Detroit. The exhibit features an absorbing collection of pictures and sculptures, paying bold homage to Black […]

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Model D // Design in the City partners with Gucci to highlight Detroit designers on a global stage

Original article by LAUREN KARMO | TUESDAY, AUGUST 04, 2020 — The Design in the City competition through Design Core Detroit will give new artists the opportunity to publicly display their work and make connections with others in the community during the Detroit Month of Design this September. Elevating specifically female and BIPOC artists, Design in the […]

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runner Detroit // Art Review: n u l l Account by James Oscar Lee

n u l l Account by James Oscar Lee Ashley Cook March 20, 2020 James Oscar Lee’s n u l l Account opened on February 15th at 1201 Bagley Street in Detroit, a location which was formerly the Engine Company No. 8, built in 1908 and functioned as a firehouse until 1982. Initially, it could be interesting […]

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ModelD // 24 hours in Detroit with Steven Reaume (2020 shelter-in-place edition)

Words by Dorothy Hernandez. The stay-at-home order has been extended until May 1, so we still have at least a couple of weeks of sheltering in place. We understand you might be getting a little stir crazy, so we reached out to Steven Reaume — party promoter, publisher of The Detroit I Love, and pop-up chef — who […]

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Metro Times // Designer Scott Klinker brings this week’s selfie photo op to Detroit

Posted By Lee DeVito on Wed, Jan 8, 2020 For Structures of Light, a joint show from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Playground Detroit, artist and educator Scott Klinker uses new LED neon technology to transform a downtown Detroit space into a light-up wonderland — “like entering the space of a glowing, geometric line drawing,” according to the event curators. […]

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Dwell // For the Most Exciting Design Scene No One’s Talking About, Head to Detroit

By Jenny Xie – October 26, 2019 The only UNESCO City of Design in the U.S. is experiencing a cultural renaissance that you need to see for yourself. Once an urban epicenter thanks to the automotive boom, Detroit, Michigan, has no doubt suffered from deindustrialization, its population plummeting from a peak of 1.86 million in 1950 to just […]

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Metro Times // Detroit blogger and model Leah Vernon releases memoir ‘Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim’

While Detroit-born twerking superstar Lizzo has become the #YasQueen totem for encouraging body positivity — especially for women of color — another metro Detroiter is furthering the conversation (and looks damn good doing it). Style blogger, model, and public speaker Leah Vernon can now add author to her list, thanks to her healing and revealing […]

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KNIGHT FOUNDATION NAMES 36 WINNING IDEAS TO SHARE OVER $1.3 MILLION IN THE 2019 KNIGHT ARTS CHALLENGE DETROIT

DETROIT – Oct. 9, 2019 – Chosen from hundreds of ideas submitted earlier this year, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has named 36 winners in the 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit. Now in its seventh year, this community-wide Knight Foundation initiative seeks to find and fund the best ideas for engaging and enriching […]

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Metro Times // Detroit artist Sydney James is set to debut her first solo show

By Lee DeVito  For her first solo exhibition, Detroit-based fine artist Sydney James has been trying her best to keep things under wraps — no easy task in the age of social media. “That’s what Tylonn did last year for his solo show,” she says of her friend, the fellow Detroit fine artist Tylonn Sawyer. “We […]

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