Arts

Civil Rights Art to Hip Hop: DIA Puts ‘67 Uprising in Context

Image of a vibrant piece of artwork by Wasworth Jerrell called "Three Queens"

“Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement,” at the Detroit Institute of Art, features art from the 1960s and 1970s that evoke a powerful and emotional message of black nonconformity and solidarity.

Library Street Collective is Worth Checking Out

Photo of Library Street Collective's "Rainbow City Roller Rink"

Rainbow City Roller Rink, a holiday-inspired roller rink overlooking Campus Martius in Detroit, is an immersive art installation in which people can skate around eight vibrant, Candyland-like sculptures which hang from the ceiling.

Wasserman Projects: "Coatlicue's Return" and "Speculations" Exhibits

Image of artist Sarah Meyohas' work from "Speculations" exhibit

Built in an abandoned fire station at the edge of Detroit’s Eastern Market stands the Wasserman Projects. The 9,000 square foot space is partially renovated being careful to show the scars of the lives that have lived in the building previously.

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.

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