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“LA FLOTTE”  SITE-SPECIFIC SCULPTURE INSTALLATION BY ANTHONY BRAZEAU AIMS TO TRANSFORM COMMUNITY WITH DISCARDED OBJECTS 

“La Flotte” is a site-specific installation by multimedia artist, Anthony Brazeau, opening to the public on Saturday, May 22nd from 6-9pm at the corner of Gratiot Avenue and Joseph Campau (next to PLAYGROUND DETROIT gallery located at 2845 Gratiot Avenue). His sculptures will be on view through Summer 2022. Discarded trash from a metropolitan city […]

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PRISM: A THREE DAY WEEKEND EXPERIENCE SHOWCASING DYNAMIC ART AND MUSIC COMMUNITY

APRIL 20, 2022 I DETROIT, MI  — PRISM is a three day weekend experience (April 29- May 1) presented by Art Groupie in collaboration with PLAYGROUND DETROIT. Supported by the IRL Together Fund – a grant program powered by the leading group messaging platform, IRL – the weekend will include three special events playing with […]

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Painter Martyna Alexander Searches for Equilibrium in Her Upcoming Exhibition, “Fields” Opening on April 9th

Mimicking stark polarities between the natural and human-made, Martyna Alexander’s dynamic paintings exhibited in "Fields," balance gestural abstraction and cleanly designed elements; earth tones and bright, bold colors.

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Cristin Richard Debuts New Work in “Endangered Species” at 1435 Farmer Street On View through March 27th

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is pleased to present new work from 2020 Emerging Artist Fellowship awardee, Cristin Ríchard in her series, “Endangered Species,” at 1435 Farmer Street, Suite 117 on view through March 27th. Regular viewing hours are Thursday-Sunday from 12-5pm. In our technology-dominant world, Ríchard’s work begs us to slow down, take it all in, and […]

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2022 EMERGING ARTIST FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES ANNOUNCED: TEN DETROIT ARTISTS RECEIVE $2000 AND EXHIBITIONS

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is pleased to announce the selection of 10 Artist Fellows chosen for the inaugural 2021-22 Emerging Artists Fellowship, a multi-year juried program.

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Interview: Marlo Broughton on “LONG DAYS, NO DREAMS” Solo Exhibition Fights for POC Freedom and Equal Rights, Opening February 19th

LONG DAYS NO DREAMS is Marlo Broughton’s upcoming exhibition featuring striking, graphic portraits of black community leaders, historical events and anonymous figures illustrate the continuous fight for freedom and equal rights for people of color (POC).

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PLAYGROUND DETROIT Drops First NFT Collection by Artist Gerald Collins on Rarible

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to announce the release of our first NFT series, “Everywhere and Nowhere” by Gerald Collins, available on Rarible. As the art industry evolves further into the digital space, we are excited to join the NFT marketplace and expand our platform to present innovative artists working in digital and new media artwork. […]

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PLAYGROUND DETROIT Announces Participation in SCOPE Miami Beach

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to announce our inaugural participation at international art fair SCOPE Miami Beach (Booth H021). Through the following emerging artists’ array of mediums and heritages, this debut presentation will comprise a brief view of Detroit’s diversity as a noteworthy creative hub: Bakpak Durden (painting/ mural), Zoe Beaudry (painting), Marlo Broughton (painting), Gerald […]

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In Conversation: Bakpak Durden speaks to Cyrah Dardas on Their Upcoming Exhibition, “I Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before”

I Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before, is Bakpak Durden’s solo exhibition exploring perspective, neurodivergence and intersectional identity, opening to the public on November 13, 2021 from 6-9PM at 2845 Gratiot Avenue. Their series of paintings examine specific experiences that we -as humans- come up against and have to power through in order to maintain […]

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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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