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Kitty-corner from each other on an unassuming stretch of Willis between Trumbull and Lincoln, the low-key art outpost Alley Culture and “Detroit’s sexiest anarchist collective,” known as Trumbullplex, have been coalescing talent and embracing alternatives since the early ’90s. Founded in 1995 by Sherry Hendricks and her husband, Alley Culture has quietly thrived off a […]

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“20,000 Days on Earth,” a highly-staged documentary that follows the quasi-fictional persona of the real musician Nick Cave through a day or so of  his various experiences, raises the question of whether legends are born or made. It seems that from the start, Nick Cave was convinced of the inevitability of his stardom, such as […]

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Tonight, Friday, October 24th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. is the opening for the second annual exhibit of “Ofrendas” for Día de los Muertos, a group show hosted by the DIA. Twenty-eight artists have contributed ofrendas to this colorful special exhibit, which will run from through November 2nd, concurrent with the traditional Mexican holiday that takes place […]

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On the weekend of October 17-18, PuppetART Theater (a Knight Arts grantee) held the PuppetLAB Festival, two nights of original puppet performances, some of which have been in development for more than a year. PuppetLAB is a program that runs from June-October, with the goal of developing new puppet performances, and the five performance teams […]

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“Yard/Zone,” the latest show at Popps Packing, is an installation by Sarah Wagner – a rendering of her neighborhood, haunting in its simplicity and delicate materials. The installation, which opened on October 4th, is a dimensional scale map of the houses—whole, and in various states of decay and overgrowth—from Wagner’s “Banglatown” neighborhood, rendered dimensionally in […]

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By Jennifer Conlin, Founder and Editor of CriticCar Detroit Call it the Oscars of Detroit’s art world, but thanks to the Knight Foundation, individuals and organizations working hard to culturally revitalize the Motor City were recently acknowledged for the second year in a row at the Fillmore Theatre. Last year, 56 winners were awarded $2.1 […]

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Saturday, October 11th was a peerlessly beautiful day for the Fourth Annual Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival, with more events and open studios than ever before. The day was punctuated by a wide variety of activities beyond the massive scope of open artist studios, including a ghost-DJ and art dance floor at Kinehaus, a concert featuring […]

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Marygrove is a liberal arts college nestled on McNichols near Livernois, located in Detroit’s eponymous University district since the 1920s. At the opening of the fall term, the college had its 2014 Faculty Exhibition, to showcase the resident talent of teachers and administrators, and expose incoming and continuing students to the work of the liberal […]

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A peek at ArtPrize 2014

Published on 07 October 2014 by in Detroit

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2014 ArtPrize is alive and thriving around Grand Rapids, with the 1,500+ entries from local and international artists narrowed down to a Top 20, by means of public voting and juried selection. The offerings were as predictably diverse as you might expect from this recurring festival, which packs the downtown area with installations, presentations and exhibits […]

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It is hard to believe one year has passed since we announced the winners of the first Detroit Knight Arts Challenge, a group The Detroit Free Press called the “soul of Detroit.” In the last year, projects like Dlectricty, Complex Movements’ Beware of the Dandelions, North American Souvenir’s Canadian Residency, Mark Wallace’s Recycled Guitars and more have taken shape […]

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