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Arthur “King Arthur” Johnson is a creative juggernaut. As a Detroit native, Arthur embodies the grit, hustle, and culture this city thrives on. Arthur has fought through an insurmountable amount of adversity which he’s detailed in his forthcoming book “8ight: Calling Of A Lost Soul.”  Now, he’s making waves...
Austen Brantley is Artist of the Week. As a figurative sculptor and native Detroiter who also lived in Germany, Brantley has amassed an array of artistic experiences throughout his community, Italy, Mexico and more. Brantley was propelled deeper into his natural affinity and eye for sculpting in a ceramics...
Artist of the week is Kristin, creator of We Were Six Shop. As a mother, multidisciplinary artist, designer, muralist, illustrator, and graphic designer skilled in UX/UI, Kristin originates work that is deeply rooted in the divine feminine, healing, the human body, mind, lineage, liberation, reclamation, while honoring pivotal shape...
Jessica Care-Moore, an interdisciplinary artist who was born and raised right here in Detroit, made history in 1995 when she was the first artist to win the Showtime at the Apollo showcase five weeks in a row. Growing up, she spent her time daydreaming while staring at the sky,...
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...
Sheefy Mcfly, a proud Detroiter, painter and visual artist amongst other creative expressions as a rapper, DJ, and producer, is BLAC’s Artist of the week. Designing across an array of elements, Mcfly’s work is locally and globally present from his diverse fan base of art collectors and enthusiasts as...
Photo Cred: Rocket Mortgage Detroit Muralist Phil Simpson strikes again.  Some may know him as the owner of the cherished home for local artists, the Baltimore Gallery. Others from his beautiful and unique smiles painted all around the city of Detroit - like the Monroe Street Midway Basketball Courts.  Those smiles have...
Everyone wants to feel like a kid again, which is why nostalgia is king, more so when it’s delivered to the masses in a creative, relatable, and high-class format. The Detrola watch, a limited edition offering from Shinola and crafted with local hands, covers all these bases while offering...
Doug Jones is a multifaceted artist from Jackson, MI whose practice encompasses everything from paintings and murals to video and garden architecture. Although his creative output manifests itself in different ways, it all stems from the same place – his dauntless creativity, and love for community. Jones is a graduate...
Meijer announced plans to launch a special collection in stores across the Midwest in 2023, featuring art by local artists that’s inspired by diverse outlooks and communities. The retailer is encouraging artists to submit their artwork for consideration by Nov. 7. “At Meijer, we want our products and business partners...
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