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Interview with Trotter and Jantae’ Spinks: The Creatives Behind Someday Receive Motor City Match Award

Photographer, entrepreneur and creative director, Trotter and long-time partner, muse and model, Jantae’ Spinks are creatives in the truest sense of the word. Born and raised in Detroit, graduating Cass Tech High School, they have pushed the boundaries of creative work and developed an extensive and growing portfolio of clients, projects, and awards. Announced today, […]

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Julian J. Jones on “MARKINGS,” to Debut during Detroit Month of Design on September 9th

“MARKINGS” embarks on Julian J. Jones journey to discover his Black identity. “Trying to complicate notions of who a Black man can be in white spaces, the word “mark” is the dominant theme throughout my practice. A “mark” refers to a part of a sketch, as well as the lasting trace of an emotion or […]

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Imani Ma’at turns Playground Detroit into ritual space in new exhibit

Photography and dance exhibition gets special appearance from ‘The Last Poets’ in one-night performance By Randiah Camille Green on Tue, Aug 2, 2022 4:55 pm Original article: https://www.metrotimes.com/arts/imani-maat-turns-playground-detroit-into-ritual-space-in-new-exhibit-30714519 Thick drum beats fill the air as Imani Ma’at draws her ancestors out of the spirit realm and into Playground Detroit on a Friday evening. She whirls around the […]

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Imani M’aat Asks “What Does Unmasking Thyself Mean?” in her Performance Series and Exhibition

Imani Ma’at AnkhmenRa Amen is multidisciplinary creator, a visionary, artist, dancer, choreographer, curator of space, filmmaker, and photographer. She has trained, experienced, and explored multiple dance genres including improvisation, experimental, hip-hop, modern, contemporary, and traditional West African dance practices. Currently, her primary focus in dance is the study of cultural arts known to the African […]

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Visit Detroit // Don’t Miss Monroe Street Midway’s New Features!

POP-UP SHOP: New this year, the Monroe Street Midway has officially launched its first ever Pop-Up Shop! The shop features local artwork and goods facilitated by Playground Detroit gallery artists, as well as an array of rotating vendors throughout the summer. The Pop-Up Shop offers a variety of local startups and artists the opportunity to […]

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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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Movement Festival 2022 in Photos

There is not a better single word to describe one of the most exciting weekends in downtown detroit “Movement”.  The famous electronic festival movement always has an impressive line to get in to see amazing artists on stage.  Saturday through Monday the party rages on.  Even once the doors to the festival have closed, venues […]

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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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Your Guide to Movement Festival 2022: Artist Highlights

Movement Electronic Music Festival is back with a vengeance. This year’s lineup has a fierce injection of new acts and major talent. Check out our must-see guide to the hottest new acts of the weekend. Between treasured local acts debuting at the festival and world-renowned talent, there is so much to see this Memorial Day […]

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