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APPLY NOW: KRESGE ARTS DETROIT OFFERING LITERARY & VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIPS

APPLY NOW: KRESGE ARTS DETROIT OFFERING LITERARY & VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIPS

Kresge Arts in Detroit provides significant financial support for Kresge Artist Fellowships annually, each consisting of a $25,000 award and professional practice opportunities for emerging and established metropolitan Detroit artists in the dance/music, film/theatre, literary arts and visual arts. The Kresge Artist Fellowships are given to artists whose commitment to artistic achievement, in contemporary or...
FARE SOLO SHOW FROM PAULA SCHUBATIS AT THE GALLERY PROJECT SHINES BRIGHT FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

FARE SOLO SHOW FROM PAULA SCHUBATIS AT THE GALLERY PROJECT SHINES BRIGHT FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

Last night fiber-artist Paula Schubatis had a one night solo exhibition of interwoven artifacts at The Gallery Project, an industrial very large 2-story warehouse in Eastern Market. The enormous space quietly sits across from the popular Redbull House of Art gallery space, which also had it’s Cycle 9 opening happening. Ironically, Schubatis is a Redbull HOA graduate; her...
WATCH NOW: JESSICA HERNANDEZ & THE DELTAS PERFORM ON THE LATE SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY

WATCH NOW: JESSICA HERNANDEZ & THE DELTAS PERFORM ON THE LATE SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas performed on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday night, playing “Sorry I Stole Your Man,” in New York City. Detroit-based Hernandez grew up in the metro area and was behind DIY venue, The Bakery Loft, which sat above a Mexicantown Bakery where local music shows blossomed in years past. The band just released their first full-length...
GO SEE: CMJ MUSIC MARATHON FEATURING PROTOMARYTR, JAMAICAN QUEENS & MATTHEW DEAR

GO SEE: CMJ MUSIC MARATHON FEATURING PROTOMARYTR, JAMAICAN QUEENS & MATTHEW DEAR

October means that CMJ is here again! CMJ Music Marathon is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. For five nonstop days and nights, CMJ features over 1,400 live performances in more than 80 of New York City’s greatest nightclubs and theaters. CMJ also presents over 100 informative conference...
MAYOR DUGGAN APOLOGIES TO GRAND RIVER CREATIVE CORRIDOR FOR GRAFFITI FINES OVER REVITALIZATION PROJECT

MAYOR DUGGAN APOLOGIES TO GRAND RIVER CREATIVE CORRIDOR FOR GRAFFITI FINES OVER REVITALIZATION PROJECT

The Grand River Creative Corridor, also known as “GRCC Detroit”, is an art corridor and neighborhood revitalization project concentrated on Grand River Avenue between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Warren Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. But according to news that broke on Motor City Muckraker, Steve Neavling received information that on “Monday building owners on Grand River were hit with numerous fines [from...
THE DETROIT ORIENTATION INSTITUTE RELAUNCHES WITH DXF TO CHALLENGE ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT THE CITY

THE DETROIT ORIENTATION INSTITUTE RELAUNCHES WITH DXF TO CHALLENGE ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT THE CITY

Wayne State University is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Detroit Orientation Institute on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Early Bird Ticket registration is available until October 15th, 2014. During Immerse, participants will explore several neighborhoods with the Detroit Experience Factory to reveal histories and dispel myths about Detroit. The tour will end with lunch and a group dialogue led by Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free...
GO SEE: BENEATH THE SKIN FEATURING WORK BY CRISTIN RICHARD AT OUTLET GALLERY IN BROOKLYN

GO SEE: BENEATH THE SKIN FEATURING WORK BY CRISTIN RICHARD AT OUTLET GALLERY IN BROOKLYN

Femininity gives way to shock when the true nature of Cristin Richard’s delicate dresses is revealed to an audience; a shock similar (though opposite in sequence) to what a plastic surgery patient may experience post-op upon the first view of their reflection, anxious to reveal their newfound Beauty. The concept of Richard’s upcoming show, Beneath...
IDEAS WANTED: KNIGHT FOUNDATION SEEKS TO MAKE DETROIT A MORE VIBRANT PLACE

IDEAS WANTED: KNIGHT FOUNDATION SEEKS TO MAKE DETROIT A MORE VIBRANT PLACE

What’s your best idea to make Detroit more successful? The first-ever Knight Cities Challenge opens today calling on innovators of all types to answer this question. The national challenge, which seeks new ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work, is an initiative of the John S. and...
DETROIT BUILT POP UP FEATURES OVER 25 DETROIT MAKERS AT THE MICHELE VARIAN STORE IN NYC

DETROIT BUILT POP UP FEATURES OVER 25 DETROIT MAKERS AT THE MICHELE VARIAN STORE IN NYC

In an effort to further promote the amazing talents that are helping to revitalize Detroit, “Detroit Built,” is a pop up shop in a shop, downstairs at Michele Varian in SoHo, NYC that will feature product designed and manufactured in Detroit happening over four weeks in the fall. PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to be involved to...
DOWNLOAD IT: DETROITCITY APP FROM GUIDESMOB IS YOUR NEW FAVORITE INTERACTIVE GUIDE

DOWNLOAD IT: DETROITCITY APP FROM GUIDESMOB IS YOUR NEW FAVORITE INTERACTIVE GUIDE

According to the Opportunity Detroit blog,  “the DetroitCity App, powered by Guidesmob and presented by Opportunity Detroit, opens up a gateway for both learning and exploring the city of Detroit. The app, available for iOS, provides you with an interactive guide to businesses, organizations and events around Detroit, whether you’re a current resident, a commuter...
THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

Detroit Design Festival is happening once again this year on September 23rd-28th in Detroit, Michigan. We are proud to be partnering with DDF to further extend their mission “to connect creatives with one another, introduce them to new markets and consumers, and expose Detroit’s creative talent and collective design aesthetic to national and global audiences.” #DDF2014 #designliveshere...
#NYC2DET CREATIVE CARAVAN BRINGS NEW YORKERS TO THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

#NYC2DET CREATIVE CARAVAN BRINGS NEW YORKERS TO THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

Have you ever wanted to explore Detroit? Meet cool new people? Check out what’s really happening in the Motor City? Here’s your chance! The #NYC2DET CREATIVE CARAVAN returns again! PLAYGROUND DETROIT  is offering a round-trip to Detroit from New York City with accommodation included to attend the Detroit Design Festival! This long weekend will be full of...