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GO SEE: SHEPARD FAIREY'S LARGEST MURAL TO DATE IN CAMPUS MARTIUS & THE BELT

GO SEE: SHEPARD FAIREY’S LARGEST MURAL TO DATE IN CAMPUS MARTIUS & THE BELT

World famous street artist Shepard Fairey, founder of the OBEY, is taking downtown Detroit’s public art scene world renowned! Fairey is making history with his largest mural to date at One Campus Martius. He is also creating several new pieces for The Belt, the art-filled alley that cuts through The Z. (See map below) Fairey’s...
THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO MOVEMENT FESTIVAL WEEKEND AFTER-PARTIES & MORE

THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO MOVEMENT FESTIVAL WEEKEND AFTER-PARTIES & MORE

Are you ready for Movement Festival weekend? PLAYGROUND DETROIT has you covered for all of the best local after-parties starting with Pre-Movement parties starting Friday! Here is our round-up of the best of the best you should not miss alongside the official Movement Festival line-up. Attendees of the festival can download the official Movement 2015...
APPLY NOW: LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND THE TRANSIT POLICY LAB CONFERENCE

APPLY NOW: LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND THE TRANSIT POLICY LAB CONFERENCE

Transit PolicyLab is a three day gathering focused on transit and mobility issues facing Detroit. The conference will be a super fun, connective and immersive experience. We will work together to dream up solutions through workshops, presentations and sharing our collective knowledge. Also, we will be drinking in all that lovely Port Austin has to...
PD PRESENTS: 'YEAR ONE' AN INSTALLATION AT GET SUMMERED: DETROIT EDITION BY SAMANTHA BANKS AND MOLLY SODA

PD PRESENTS: ‘YEAR ONE’ AN INSTALLATION AT GET SUMMERED: DETROIT EDITION BY SAMANTHA BANKS AND MOLLY SODA

Paying homage to the first year of DEMF in 2000 and to anyone’s first experience at Detroit’s internationally magnetic annual music festival, now run by Paxahau as Movement Festival, PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents a multi-media installation by Samantha Banks and Molly Soda. The work will be showcased Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Northern Lights Lounge in conjunction...
GO SEE: REDBULL HOUSE OF ART ALUMNI GROUP EXHIBITION FEATURING OVER 50 DETROIT ARTISTS

GO SEE: REDBULL HOUSE OF ART ALUMNI GROUP EXHIBITION FEATURING OVER 50 DETROIT ARTISTS

Redbull House of Art will host an alumni group exhibition opening on May 21st from 7pm-11pm featuring over 50 of the Detroit artists that have been featured in the rotating gallery/incubator residency space in Eastern Market. Featured artists include: ALLISON VINCE JOSHUA A GAUDETTE (AMOXI RAJ) ANTHONY LEE ANTOINE “SLEEP” MCDOWELL ASHLEY WILLIAMS AUSTIN BRADY...
DETROIT GALLERY WHAT PIPELINE EXHIBITS AT NADA PROJECTS NEW YORK FOR SECOND YEAR

DETROIT GALLERY WHAT PIPELINE EXHIBITS AT NADA PROJECTS NEW YORK FOR SECOND YEAR

Detroit-based gallery What Pipeline is presenting their second exhibition for NADA Projects New York featuring Isaac Pool, Marte Eknæs & Nicolau Vergueiro and Puppies Puppies. What Pipeline is an art gallery in Southwest Detroit. Open Saturdays 2-7 PM during exhibits and by appointment. Light Stain, a book of poems and photos by Isaac Pool. Pool has...
PARTY ON: MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

PARTY ON: MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Movement Electronic Music Festival has announced this year’s stage lineups, which features over 140 performances across six stages inside Detroit’s legendary Hart Plaza on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, 2015. Over the years, Movement has been globally recognized for its unique talent curation and programming, showcasing artists from a wide-spectrum of up-and-comers, local luminaries, pioneers...
GO SEE: JACK + LEIGH RUBY'S 'CAR WASH INCIDENT' AT MICHAEL JON GALLERY

GO SEE: JACK + LEIGH RUBY’S ‘CAR WASH INCIDENT’ AT MICHAEL JON GALLERY

Brother and sister pair Jack and Leigh Ruby had spent their childhood in a small town of upstate New York where they naturally became close with the local proprietors; like Matt, the owner of a convenience store. In 1975 Matt found himself in a financial struggle against a plummeting economy and a newly opened discount...
DONATE NOW: FLOWER HOUSE DETROIT WILL TRANSFORM ABANDONED HOUSES INTO A FLOWER GARDEN

DONATE NOW: FLOWER HOUSE DETROIT WILL TRANSFORM ABANDONED HOUSES INTO A FLOWER GARDEN

“Imagine it now: You walk across the crumbling threshold of a house that has been vacant for over a decade, signs of former lives gathered in the windowsills and trapped in the fencing. It overlooks six busy lanes of I-75 and the whooshing of cars on its one-way highway service drive street. The second you...
GO SEE: DETROIT BOOM CITY GROUP EXHIBITION TAKE OVER AN ABANDONED PICKLE FACTORY

GO SEE: DETROIT BOOM CITY GROUP EXHIBITION TAKE OVER AN ABANDONED PICKLE FACTORY

Detroit Boom City is a site-responsive, fully immersive exhibition in an old pickle factory on the east side of Detroit. The exhibition will be presented in a vacant, former pickle factory dynamically situated in the city. The building boasts a rich history and is owned by Detroit natives who are themselves social entrepreneurs committed to enhancing the...
∞ MILE JOURNAL RELEASES ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY: YEAR ONE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

∞ MILE JOURNAL RELEASES ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY: YEAR ONE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

∞ mile (infinite mile), a monthly online Detroit-based art journal has released ∞ mile annual anthology: year one.  Through reviews, interviews, articles, writings, artist projects and photo essays, ∞ mile aims to foster critical discourse in support of art and culture in Detroit.  Inflecting on Detroit and its nuanced, experimental and diverse art scene, ∞...
PLAYGROUND DETROIT X SERAPHINE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS BROOKLYN'S HEAVY PYSCH WILD BORE & DETROIT'S CASUAL SWEETHEART

PLAYGROUND DETROIT X SERAPHINE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS BROOKLYN’S HEAVY PYSCH WILD BORE & DETROIT’S CASUAL SWEETHEART

Wild Bore is a heavy, psych trio from Brooklyn, NY. The female rockers are hitting the road for the a national tour. This is their first time on the road and first time in Detroit, so we can’t wait to show them a good time! PLAYGROUND DETROIT X Seraphine Collective presents Wild Bore // Casual...