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“Zero Hunger” Mural by World Food Program USA, Street Art for Mankind and Kellogg Company in Downtown Detroit

A new mural has been completed in downtown Detroit by prominent Artist Carlos Alberto as a part of a series of murals around the United States dedicated to “Zero Hunger,” one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG2). This mural is led by the World Food Program USA, in support of the mission of […]

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Call for Artists! PLAYGROUND DETROIT Announces 20/21 Emerging Artists Fellowship Applications Open through October 15th

The 20/21 Emerging Artists Fellowship from PLAYGROUND DETROIT is the second year of a pilot program that provide financial support and professional mentorship for artists to develop their individual practices, to identify, elevate and promote Detroit-based artistic excellence. The Call for Artists 2020 Fellowship Application opens for submissions on Wednesday, September 15th 2021, the deadline […]

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Sculptor Patrick Dougherty to Transform Eliza Howell Park with “Stickwork” Installation + Artist Residency with Sidewalk Detroit

From September 7th- 25th, Sidewalk Detroit and will be hosting internationally acclaimed artist, Patrick Dougherty as he creates one of his famed ‘Stickwork’ sculptures in Eliza Howell Park. This three-week artist residency will engage artists, volunteers, neighbors, and members of the public to work side by side with the internationally renowned artist as he creates […]

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“All of the Above” features Recent Graduates Kaylie Kaitschuck and Toomas Toomepuu during Detroit Month of Design

“All of the Above,” is an exhibition featuring artwork by Kaylie Kaitschuck and Toomas Toomepuu during Detroit Month of Design 2021.  In partnership with Detroit Month of Design, PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents “All of the Above,” an exhibition presented by that challenges the minimalist concept of ‘less is more’ featuring artwork emerging artists and designers Kaylie […]

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Detroit Month of Design returns September 2021 to Celebrate 11th Year featuring 150+ Participants

Design Core, the stewards of Detroit’s designation as the first and only UNESCO City of Design in the United States, announced their lineup of cultural programming for the 2021 edition of Detroit Month of Design. Spanning the entire month of September, more than 150+ participants will present over 80 events and special projects – the largest number for the […]

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FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS: Public Art Protest Signs Campaign Hit the Streets in Detroit, Michigan by Adeshola Makinde

Alongside Adeshola Makinde’s solo exhibition RELEVANT, an outdoor public art wheat-paste campaign is now on view throughout Detroit. FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS. RELEVANT is Chicago-based artist Adeshola Makinde’s debut solo exhibition curated by Juana Williams, highlighting the fervor of the Civil Rights Movement, a significant moment in African Americans’ long-held fight for the same constitutional […]

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ADESHOLA MAKINDE TO DEBUT SOLO EXHIBITION “RELEVANT” HIGHLIGHTING CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

RELEVANT is Chicago-based artist Adeshola Makinde’s debut solo exhibition curated by Juana Williams, highlighting the fervor of the Civil Rights Movement, a significant moment in African Americans’ long-held fight for the same constitutional and legal rights other Americans benefited from. He is particularly referencing protest signs from the Civil Rights era to encourage a discussion […]

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Patrick Ethen’s Two-Day Exhibition DREAM SEQUENCE Opens June 25-26th at Eightfold

DREAM SEQUENCE is a light installation of an ever-changing projection of interactive color shadows in space by Patrick Ethen. From the artist: To remember is to experience a past aesthetic, like the touch of a distant star, long faded, but whose light carries onward. DREAM SEQUENCE Founded in 2021 and enshrined with a mission to […]

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Depth of Field: Group Exhibition ft. 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellow Sheila Nicolin + Jackson E. Joyce, Michael Polakowski opens July 11th

PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents Depth of Field, a group exhibition that explores the interaction between physical and mental space, opening to the public on Friday, June 11th from 7-10pm with RSVP. Featuring new works by Sheila Nicolin, Jackson E. Joyce and Michael Polakowski, this show challenges the nature of reality versus full-color experiences through a surrealist […]

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NOW:FUTURE ARTIST SUMMIT: UNPACKING MUTUAL AID AND ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIES FOR DETROIT ARTISTS ON JUNE 15-17TH

Kresge Arts in Detroit and Sidewalk Detroit have partnered to present a public, 3-day, interactive summit that will explore existing opportunities and new possibilities related to alternative economies and community-based resource creation and sharing within Detroit’s artist community. Participants will engage with presenters and peers with knowledge and experience spanning mutual aid, intentional communities and […]

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Frank Lepkowski Solo Exhibition “Afterimage” Opens on May 7th at The Riverside

“Afterimage” is Frank Lepkowski’s debut solo exhibition, opening to the public on May 7th at 8711 Grand River. An “afterimage” is the phenomena of seeing a ghost image after being exposed to bright or bold stimuli. In this series of work, Lepkowski explores the concept of an afterimage while thinking about our relationship with online […]

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“Mise en Abyme” Solo Exhibition featuring Rachel Pontious Opens on April 10th

Mise en Abyme is Rachel Pontious’ debut solo exhibition featuring her latest series of paintings that use the tarot card as its starting point. Her use of tarot references both searching and questioning as a way of knowing. Tarot cards have been used as symbolic tournaments, theological explorations, mathematical systems, and divination tools but aesthetically, […]

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