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PLAYGROUND DETROIT is a Detroit-based creative arts agency & digital media company serving as a catalyst for art, culture and music. We provide creative entrepreneurs with resources & support required for success.

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