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GRAND CIRCUS MAGAZINE TO LAUNCH ITS DEBUT ISSUE COMING SOON WITH YOUR SUPPORT

GRAND CIRCUS MAGAZINE TO LAUNCH ITS DEBUT ISSUE COMING SOON WITH YOUR SUPPORT

Grand Circus Magazine is a new perspective on Detroit’s design, architecture, art, culture, and urbanism. Editor-in-chief Alex Trajkovski gave PLAYGROUND DETROIT an exclusive interview on his passion for creating a Detroit culture magazine. According to its IndieGoGo campaign, the reason this publication is so valuable is because such a consequential city has never had such...
GO SEE: FREEP FILM FESTIVAL FEATURING MICHIGAN & DETROIT-FOCUSED MOVIES

GO SEE: FREEP FILM FESTIVAL FEATURING MICHIGAN & DETROIT-FOCUSED MOVIES

The Freep Film Festival  showcases films that are about or relevant to Detroit, the region and Michigan in the hopes of fostering engagement and discussion about the issues and challenges we face while at the same time celebrating what makes us unique. The Festival kicks off today and runs through the weekend in Detroit. The...
ART X DETROIT TAKES OVER MIDTOWN FEATURING EXPERIENCES CREATED BY KRESGE FELLOW ARTISTS

ART X DETROIT TAKES OVER MIDTOWN FEATURING EXPERIENCES CREATED BY KRESGE FELLOW ARTISTS

Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience will take over Midtown Detroit this spring as the free, 10-day arts experience celebrates Detroit’s arts scene for three weekends, (April 9-12, 16-19, and 25-26). The third edition of AXD will feature an exciting collection of dance, literary, musical and theatrical performances, film screenings, visual arts installations, workshops, panel...
NYC-BASED DESIGNER JOHN VARVATOS OPENS RETAIL FLAGSHIP STORE IN HOMETOWN OF DETROIT

NYC-BASED DESIGNER JOHN VARVATOS OPENS RETAIL FLAGSHIP STORE IN HOMETOWN OF DETROIT

PLAYGROUND DETROIT had the first look inside the new John Varvatos store on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Mr. Varvatos, a Detroit native returned to his hometown to speak about the store, his decision to open his newest location in his hometown and the role it will play in downtown Detroit’s ongoing resurgence. In partnership with...
GO SEE: DIEGO RIVERA & FRIDA KAHLO IN DETROIT AT THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

GO SEE: DIEGO RIVERA & FRIDA KAHLO IN DETROIT AT THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit exhibition opens March 15th at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The exhibit “brings together nearly 70 works of art that depict the evolution of these two extraordinary artists’ careers, including eight of Rivera’s epic preparatory drawings for the Detroit Industry murals and 23 pieces by Kahlo, whose work has...
GO SEE: THE FORTRESS FEATURING ARTISTS STEVEN KUYPERS & STEVEN MCSHANE

GO SEE: THE FORTRESS FEATURING ARTISTS STEVEN KUYPERS & STEVEN MCSHANE

Both Detroit-based Steven Kuypers, sculpture artist [College for Creative Studies, BFA 2009] and Steven McShane, metal artist [College for Creative Studies, BFA 2010] pursued their passions of art and craft, leading to a business partnership made only in Detroit. After meeting at CCS, the two forged a collaborative effort to support their respective crafts and work...
WHAT THE: WHO IS TAGGING NEW YORK CITY WITH #MOVETODETROIT GRAFFITI TAGS?

WHAT THE: WHO IS TAGGING NEW YORK CITY WITH #MOVETODETROIT GRAFFITI TAGS?

Detroiters and New Yorkers, when’s the last time you checked your Instagram feed for the hashtag #movetodetroit? Well, there are some very interesting photographs that are continuing to pop up we have noticed. Within the last six months, a mysterious graffiti tag has been seen all around New York City, or Brooklyn to be more...
SELECT ANNOUNCES SPRING RESIDENCY 2015 FOR CUTTING EDGE ARTISTS AT INDUSTRY CITY IN BROOKLYN

SELECT ANNOUNCES SPRING RESIDENCY 2015 FOR CUTTING EDGE ARTISTS AT INDUSTRY CITY IN BROOKLYN

Our friends at SELECT are looking for a cutting edge artist or collective to receive our yearly residency slot. The winning artist/s will be granted a complimentary studio in Brooklyn for the months of April & May (sponsored by Industry City). While at this 8 week residency, artists are encouraged to challenge themselves by pushing...
LISTEN UP: N'NAMDI CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PANEL SERIES TALKS ABOUT 'PSYCHOLOGICAL GENTRIFICATION'

LISTEN UP: N’NAMDI CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PANEL SERIES TALKS ABOUT ‘PSYCHOLOGICAL GENTRIFICATION’

N’Namdi Center For Contemporary Art begun the first of a three-part panel series on ‘Psychological Gentrification,’ which will explore how contemporary gentrification is affecting the arts, businesses, and urban development in Detroit. The first panel was moderated by Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press, and panelists included Marsha Music (Writer/Cultural Griot), Marc Brown (Lawyer),...
GO SEE: JERRY VILE'S DIRTY SHOW IN DETROIT AND GET SUMMERED'S DIRTY SHOW IN NYC

GO SEE: JERRY VILE’S DIRTY SHOW IN DETROIT AND GET SUMMERED’S DIRTY SHOW IN NYC

For the past sixteen years Jerry Vile has promised his fellow Detroiters that their Valentine’s Day would most certainly be filled with eroticism. Erotic art and performance, that is. Since its inception in a small office building, Vile’s exhibition entitled, Dirty Show, annually outgrew its venue capacity before it landed in the Russell Industrial’s Exhibition Center...
GO SEE: BROOKLYN ARTIST JAMIAN JULIANO-VILLANI SOLO EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT

GO SEE: BROOKLYN ARTIST JAMIAN JULIANO-VILLANI SOLO EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT

Detroit has an art world ‘It-Girl’ in it’s presence this week. GQ Magazine recently deemed her one of the “10 Artists to Know at Art Basel Miami 2014,” where she preluded to her solo show in Detroit, which opens tonight. Forbes Magazine has also just listed her as one of their picks for their article,...
GO SEE: BROOKLYN-BASED DETROIT ARTIST IAN SWANSON SOLO EXHIBITION AT DFS CONTEMPORARY

GO SEE: BROOKLYN-BASED DETROIT ARTIST IAN SWANSON SOLO EXHIBITION AT DFS CONTEMPORARY

‘a native fear… a featureless protagonist’ February 5 – March 18 Opening Thursday, February 5, 7-9pm Ian Swanson’s solo exhibition, ‘a native fear… a featureless protagonist’ marks the launch of DFS Contemporary, a new gallery on New York City’s Lower East Side. This is his first solo show in NYC; he has previously had solo...