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PLAYGROUND DETROIT, a creative arts agency & media company, is a catalyst for art, design and music. We provide creative entrepreneurs with tools and resources required for success by facilitating connections between artistic communities in Detroit and the rest of the world.

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is an online magazine and curated marketplace, event production and digital media company, which has evolved from a Detroit-focused, NYC-based blog and special events organization founded in 2011. Detroiters Paulina Petkoski and Samantha ‘Banks’ Schefman co-founded PLAYGROUND DETROIT as a mechanism to provide an insight into Detroit’s rich contemporary cultural scenes. The initial focus was connecting both the Detroit and New York City creative communities; NYC is a hub of international commerce and a vibrant creative economy, serving as a global stage for Detroit’s burgeoning arts community. Detroit is  a center for contemporary creators.

The Playground exhibits rotating featured artist work in a private exhibition space, including a diverse semi-permanent collection from soon-to-be featured artists, all available for sale. It serves as a hub to nurture relationships with member artists and engage collectors.

Online Magazine


Artist Services 

Art Advising

Digital & Social Media

Event Production

Curatorial Projects