Detroit Gallery Week [is] a celebration of great art and artists. Over 50,000 people have participated in hundreds of weekend events at galleries, museums and non-profit art centers in metro-Detroit in the four years since its inception.

“The 5th Edition of Detroit Gallery Week is scheduled to kick-off on Friday, October 5, 2012. Over 90 metro-Detroit contemporary art galleries, non-profits and museums will participate, with special openings, lectures, studio visits and workshops.” -VIA ArtDetroitNow


Here are some of our top picks:

Russell Industrial Center
Open House: Michigan Hot Glass, Funhouse Gallery, Dave Knoerl Studio, DCCP, Mark Maness, The Rockhouse, Robert Stewart Photography, Detroit Industrial Projects

Hatch: Hamtramck Art Collective
Gallery Open House

Detroit Contemporary
For Farm Sake:  A Farmer’s Exhibition

Whitdel Arts
Reception – Engage: Detroit Interactive Art Exhibition

In addition to the gallery openings, DLECTRICITY will be also taking place October 5th-6th.

Detroit’s new nighttime, contemporary light art festival, will host 35 local, national and international artists whose cutting edge works of art and installations will illuminate the historic architecture of Midtown. An impressive selection of artists will light up Midtown Detroit and transform the Woodward corridor into an illuminated urban spectacle for thousands of visitors of all ages during this free, two-night first-time event.” -VIA ArtDetroitNow