Arts

Ponyride Delivers Opportunities for Local Entrepreneurs

Front of Ponyride. Photograph by Noah Elliot Morrison.

On Vermont St. in Detroit, creative incubator Ponyride offers local organizations and artists room to grow their businesses. Ponyride was started by Phil Cooley, who purchased the building in 2011 for $100,000 to use as a home and woodshop.

Welcome to the Ends of the World with Detroit’s “Ambassadors of Psychedelia”

Photo of Armageddon Beachparty, Elena and Aubrey Smyth

In Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood, Armageddon Beachparty’s recently-opened spot is impossible to overlook.

Pedaling the D

Photo of two people on bikes participating in Detroit's "Slow Roll."

Detroit has held many monikers throughout the decades like Motown, Motor City, Hockeytown, and now, Detroit Bike City. The beautiful city has rapidly become a hub for cyclists and cyclists’ activities.

DIA's "Ofrendas" is a Spirited Tribute to the Dead

Photo of the ofrenda "Alebrijes Also Celebrate" by Mario Alberto Martínez Méndez

On Oct. 12, the Detroit Institute of Arts opened the exhibit, “Ofrendas,” in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of Detroit for its sixth year.

Henry Ford College Presents: "The Laramie Project"

Photo of the cast of "The Laramie Project."

In 1998, the story of Matthew Shepard began to unfold before the nation.

Explore Detroit's History with DIA's "Lost and Found" Exhibit

Photograph of two women with straw hats, around 1950-1960. Photographer unknown.

On Aug. 26, the Detroit Institute of Arts opened up the exhibition “Lost and Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection,” which highlights vernacular photography acquired from the DIA’s archives as well as personal collections.

The Midwest Cannabis Cup

Illustration of a woman smoking marijuana

The annual Midwest Cannabis Cup invaded the Auto City Speedway in Clio in a cloud of smoke. Along with the yearly award ceremony the impending prospect of recreational legalization hovers over Michigan with Proposal 1.

Top 10 Things to See at the DIA’s “Star Wars and the Power of Costume”

Photo showcasing Chewbacca and Han Solo costumes.

Ranging from the original trilogy to the newer films, the Detroit Institute of Art’s “Star Wars: Power of Costume” exhibit has something for fans of any movie.

Detroit Movie Theaters Emphasize Community

Photo of Original Movie Reel Storage in The Alger Theater's Projection Room

As part of the revitalization of the city, Detroit is witnessing a resurgence of local community-based movie houses. The Senate, The Alger, and Cinema Detroit are making a strong impact on Detroit’s neighborhoods.

A Cut Below The Rest

Dequindre Cut Freight Yard

A new attraction has opened near Eastern Market just in time for summer fun in the city.

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