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GIVE BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BY DONATING ART SUPPLIES TO DETROIT COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

GIVE BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BY DONATING ART SUPPLIES TO DETROIT COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

It’s that time of year! We are celebrating the holiday season with an annual art supplies fundraiser and party! In the spirit of the giving season, PLAYGROUND DETROIT in cooperation with Detroit By Design is collecting art supplies for Detroit high school students. We are so excited for the opportunity to give back to the youth...
GALAPAGOS ART SPACE RELOCATING FROM #NYC2DET & ANNOUNCES 2016 DETROIT BIENNIAL PLANS

GALAPAGOS ART SPACE RELOCATING FROM #NYC2DET & ANNOUNCES 2016 DETROIT BIENNIAL PLANS

Galapagos Art Space just announced that the Brooklyn-based performance and art venue is relocating from Williamsburg, now in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to Detroit. Why Is Galapagos Moving to Detroit? According to their website: Simply put, New York City has become too expensive to continue incubating young artists. The white-hot real estate market burning through affordable cultural habit is no longer a crisis, it’s...
THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING MIAMI ART BASEL 2014

THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING MIAMI ART BASEL 2014

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is heading to Art Basel Miami to keep you up to date on all the happenings from Detroit and NYC making waves in the international art scene in Miami this week! Here are some of our top picks for exhibitions, parties and more! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook for LIVE updates!...
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...