Don’t miss Marquette’s unique junkyard art park

There’s often a debate over whether or not one person can really make a difference. That question has been solved with a resounding yes when it comes to a roadside attraction near Marquette. With just a simple idea, and a fair amount of land, Tom Lakenen has been able to create lifelong memories for passing travelers, as

Don’t miss Marquette’s unique junkyard art park2021-08-03T10:03:37-04:00

Kresge increases ongoing financial support for local artists

Since 2008, Kresge Arts in Detroit has awarded more than $6.7 million through 13 Kresge Eminent Artist Awards, 238 Kresge Artist fellowships, and 32 Gilda Awards. Last year, in recognition of the impact of COVID-19 to the arts community, Kresge expanded funding to support two additional Kresge Artist Fellows, for a total of 20 annual fellowships, and

Kresge increases ongoing financial support for local artists2021-07-07T18:29:54-04:00

Detroit’s TCF Center issues artist call for sculptor

The TCF Center in Detroit, formerly known as Cobo Hall, is seeking a new addition to its impressive art collection. The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority Art Foundation, otherwise known as Art at TCF Center, has announced a call to artists for a large-scale, exterior sculpture. This aesthetic addition to the city’s landscape will reside in the middle of

Detroit’s TCF Center issues artist call for sculptor2020-03-04T13:51:31-05:00

10 Michigan artists who made huge marks in 2019

Our state has long been a hotbed for cultivating artistic talent, and in 2019, the fruits of much labor were surely sweet for these ten artists whose careers have been nurtured in Michigan. Gloria House To start out the year, poet, activist and educator Dr. Gloria House became the 11th Detroit artist to receive the annual Kresge

10 Michigan artists who made huge marks in 20192020-03-04T13:52:15-05:00

Ruth Adler Schnee retrospective opens at Cranbrook

When it comes to art and style, Michigan has been home to many revolutionary ideas and figures, though precious few have had the lasting impact on their craft as interior designer Ruth Adler Schnee. Before she created a body of textile patterns in the 1940s and 1950s that helped shape the look and feel of mid-century modernism,

Ruth Adler Schnee retrospective opens at Cranbrook2020-03-04T13:48:59-05:00

Detroit Collects exhibit to open at DIA

If you've ever driven past an elegant home and wondered how it is decorated inside, you're in for a treat. There's a new exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) that gives a glimpse into the homes of some prominent locals. Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections, runs until March 15, 2020.

Detroit Collects exhibit to open at DIA2020-03-04T15:11:51-05:00

4 Michigan artists capture national attention

The arts community in Michigan is vibrant and diverse, representing multiple genres. Every day there are talented Michiganders in recording studios, behind lenses, at rehearsals, across from canvases, and in front of laptops in coffee shops. They hone their skills and create so that the world will be nourished through art. That is why it is always

4 Michigan artists capture national attention2020-03-04T14:52:23-05:00

Forbes chooses Detroit as Under 30 Summit host city

Calling all young artists, designers, techies, entrepreneurs, and creatives..Detroit is the place to be this fall. Forbes, the financial news and investment publisher, announced Tuesday that it is bringing its flagship Under 30 Summit to Detroit for the next three years. The first conference is set to convene in the city October 27-30. The announcement was made by Forbes

Forbes chooses Detroit as Under 30 Summit host city2020-03-04T14:53:24-05:00

Celebrate National Reading Month with Michigan authors

As an adult it seems like every New Year’s Day I make a plan to read more, and then life gets in the way. Fortunately, I seem to get a jump-start when March rolls around because it’s National Reading Month. Inevitably new books cross my radar screen, especially those written by Michigan authors, and I sit back

Celebrate National Reading Month with Michigan authors2020-03-04T14:54:33-05:00

The rise of Frankenmuth’s Greta Van Fleet

With an anticipatory celebration of Diana Ross’ 75th birthday, a tribute to the late, great Aretha Franklin, and a Motown retrospective, it was hard to miss Michigan’s influence on the music industry at the 61st Grammy Awards. However, you might have missed one of the state’s latest musical triumphs because it wasn’t part of the live television

The rise of Frankenmuth’s Greta Van Fleet2020-03-04T14:56:11-05:00

Kresge celebrates 10 Years of honoring Detroit artists

Artists and patrons gathered in the Jack White Theater at Detroit's Masonic Temple yesterday to celebrate those talented souls who have been honored by the Kresge Foundation as Eminent Artists over the past ten years. There are few honors more prestigious among the city's creative community than being recognized by the Kresge Art in Detroit program. Since

Kresge celebrates 10 Years of honoring Detroit artists2020-03-04T14:56:53-05:00

Experience Eastern Market’s new palette of colors

Long known as a palate-pleaser, Detroit’s Eastern Market is now pleasing to palettes of a much different kind. Over the past four years, an astounding visual transformation has been taking place in the historic district. Already worth a visit as one of the oldest and largest year-round markets in the country, it is now a veritable 24-hour

Experience Eastern Market’s new palette of colors2020-03-04T14:42:17-05:00

MI Women’s Hall of Fame seeks medallion redesign

Calling all female artists who have a passion for history and equal rights. The Michigan Women's Hall of Fame is looking for a talented local woman to create a new medallion. Eventually, the new design will be used to commemorate future inductees. In fact, the hall of fame medallion design that is selected will be on a

MI Women’s Hall of Fame seeks medallion redesign2021-08-25T00:10:42-04:00

Last call for entries in Michigan fine arts competition

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC), a nonprofit community art center serving the Detroit region, is once again hosting the Michigan Fine Arts Competition(MFAC). It has done so annually since 1982, when the Detroit Institute of Arts turned the statewide competition over to the BBAC. Every year, more than 500 artists from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin enter the

Last call for entries in Michigan fine arts competition2020-03-04T14:34:10-05:00

Participants wanted for Detroit Fashion Hackathon

It’s impossible, or at the very least, unwise, to think imagine growth in any industry these days without factoring in the role of technology. Fashion is certainly no exception. In fact, between the influencers on social media, and the desire of consumers to have discounts and purchasing options at their fingertips at all times, technology is quickly

Participants wanted for Detroit Fashion Hackathon2020-03-04T14:28:42-05:00

Chelsea’s Purple Rose Theatre seeking apprentices

Acclaimed actor and playwright, Jeff Daniels returned to his roots and founded the Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, Michigan in 1991. He created the company to provide a creative home for emerging talent and seasoned professionals to learn more about and to practice their craft, and now that home is looking for some new residents. Applications

Chelsea’s Purple Rose Theatre seeking apprentices2020-03-04T14:17:08-05:00

Big Sean and Emagine Entertainment partner on Detroit project

It may surprise some people to realize that there is no movie theater in the heart of Detroit. There are lovely venues capable of showing a movie, but nowhere to go on a random Sunday afternoon when you just feel like catching a flick. Two seemingly unlikely partners are set to change that—Paul Glantz’s Emagine Entertainment and

Big Sean and Emagine Entertainment partner on Detroit project2020-03-04T14:17:19-05:00

Ford returns the movie star Mustang to the public eye

Movie fans and car aficionados often unite when it comes to their feelings about a certain Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT fastback. The car was driven by Steve McQueen in what many consider the greatest car chase scene in movie history through the streets of San Francisco in Bullitt. Back then cars that appeared in movies

Ford returns the movie star Mustang to the public eye2020-03-04T14:19:50-05:00

Epiphany Glass Studio collaborates to earn international recognition

April Wagner, owner of Pontiac’s Epiphany Glass Studio, has partnered with Miami-based design firm Britto Charette, to craft an award-winning glass vessel. Designed by Jay Britto and former Detroiter David Charette, the piece, called Puquios, won one of Interior Design magazine’s 2016 Best of Year awards. More than 2000 entrants from 38 countries vied for the coveted

Epiphany Glass Studio collaborates to earn international recognition2020-03-04T14:15:30-05:00

Glassmakers keep tradition alive

If your summer included a visit to the Michigan Renaissance Festival, you might be surprised to discover that the Royal Glassmakers are not part of some national traveling troop. They are in fact part of a team of artisans frequently working out of a studio in Dearborn, Michigan called The Glass Academy. Husband and wife team, Michelle

Glassmakers keep tradition alive2020-03-04T14:15:44-05:00

New effort aims to boost Michigan’s theatrical community

Every once in a while an experience comes along that changes the course of your life, and sometimes even introduces you to people who want to take a similar journey. Such is the case with two Michigan girls who met at Rising Stars, a theatrical program in their hometown of Bloomfield Hills. Both went on to pursue

New effort aims to boost Michigan’s theatrical community2020-03-04T14:07:06-05:00

Michigan-made film battles Captain America

Making movies in Michigan is nothing new, but this weekend a film opens that has the potential to positively impact both the local economy and image of the state in a unique and ongoing manner. Jinn is the brainchild of writer/director Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, and it was filmed in Michigan without financial support from a distributor or

Michigan-made film battles Captain America2020-03-04T13:55:05-05:00
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