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Light Up Livernois is Back
Light Up Livernois, Detroit’s premier fashion, art, and design street festival is back and ready to shine a light on Detroit's creative community.
Nep Sidhu’s first solo exhibit in the U.S., “Paradox of Harmonics,” is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) now until September 11, 2022. The Toronto-based artist dedicates the exhibit to his Sikh religion. Sidhu uses Afrofturist and Sikh practices to reveal how the power of sound...
Artist of the Week is E’lla Aimee Webber. Her creative flavor, professional acumen, and homegirl essence bring further depth to the artistic space of Grand Rapids. E’lla’s persona resonates within her work and character. Everyone loves an artist that can not only create but also speak to their distinct...
Artis Lane is the preeminent Black portrait artist, who has captured the likeness and essence of icons like Oprah Winfrey and President Barack Obama. Her work lives in some of the most distinguished collections in the world. Her portrait of Rosa Parks lives in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery,...
Artist of the Week is Mariah Mitchell of Riah’s Canvas, a gifted and versatile artist and painter. Mitchell’s gallery of work is a fascinating collection of commissioned portraits of cartoons, at-home art and paint kits, and even custom belly molds for mothers-to-be.  ...
Octavia Mingerink is the Artist of the Week. The Artist of Pretty in Ink Press + Studio — is an afro enthusiast printmaker, illustrator, graphic designer, wife and cat mom based in Grand Rapids by way of Chicago, IL.  Evident through her telling printmaking,  Mingerink’s business is “Powered by liberation...
Starting today, metro Detroit artists are invited to apply for a 2022 Kresge Artist Fellowship. Fellowships are funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by Kresge Arts in Detroit at the College for Creative Studies.  Kresge Arts in Detroit will award 20 fellowships and ten Gilda Awards to artists of...
Why It’s Still So Important For The Future of Our Youth As young people transition back to school at such a time as the existing global pandemic, there is bountiful room for more discussions on the state of our children, their futures, and how we must craft further avenues for...
Purpose and intent behind any one artist’s creative process can and will vary.Ask one, and they’ll say they create for their family or with their family in mind.Another might say for their community, for their ethnicity, etcetera. Some mightsay they create for themselves, but even then, it probably isn’t...
The Who’s-Who List of Artists to Watch In Detroit. With multiple highly-ranked art schools, organizations and avenues dotted across the map, Metro Detroit is a wellspring of creativity and unique style and Fall is the time to honor our artists. Artivist, long-time educator and creative free spirit Sabrina Nelson helped...
Deniece Daniels is our Detroit Artist of the Week. A sculptor since elementary school, Daniels’ artistry spans over six decades. After graduating from Martin Luther King High School, she was welcomed as a sculptor for the esteemed Detroit Institute of Arts. Throughout her career, Daniels has nurtured and sharpened...
This week’s #ArtistOfTheWeek is Danan Thomas, a visual storyteller and content developer, focused in the realm of street and lifestyle photography. As owner of IPS Visuals, Thomas captures striking imagery throughout Detroit and beyond of everyday life, architecture and people from all walks with regal and raw genuity. Serving...
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