THUR, JULY 18
6 – 8 PM
SaveArtSpace Group Exhibition
PLAYGROUND DETROIT, 2845 Gratiot Ave
Curated by Ellen Rutt
SaveArtSpace – a Brooklyn and Detroit-based public art non-profit – has partnered with PLAYGROUND DETROIT to bring more art to Detroit via ad space and gallery exhibition during Detroit Art Week. Curated by Ellen Rutt, a Detroit-based multi-disciplinary artist, the group exhibition will feature artists selected to share their artwork across various billboards throughout the city. Founded in 2015 in Brooklyn, NY, SaveArtSpace works to create an urban gallery experience, launching exhibitions that address intersectional themes and foster a progressive message of social change. By placing culture over commercialism, SaveArtSpace aims to empower artists from all walks of life and inspire a new generation of young creatives and activists.
7 – 10 PM
A Moment Away
M Contemporary Art, 205 E. 9 Mile, Ferndale
M Contemporary Art is pleased to present A Moment Away, a new collection of landscape photographs by Brian Day, whom many know for his famed series Detroit from Above. A Moment Away uses color to convey Day's feelings through the process of making these images. Stepping away from the cacophony of the everyday, the “where” doesn’t matter — only that there is space to reflect. In this series, Day provides the viewer a place to do as much. In much of his work, he engages the viewer in constant action — conversely, in A Moment Away, Day explores those moments when we are alone, sharing images imbued with a sense of quiet, letting the viewer participate in the artist's own reflections.
8 PM – 12 AM
The Idea of Detroit
Arnold's, 4840 Mt. Elliott St.
Organized by Mii Gun
FRI, JULY 19: 4-6PM
SAT, JULY 20: POP-UP THRIFT SHOP &
OPEN HOURS: 1-4PM
SUN, JULY 21: POP-UP THRIFT SHOP &
OPEN HOURS: 4-7PM
A multigenerational art show in a former automotive shop-turned fabrication/art space, The Idea of Detroit, named after a poem from the late Jim Gustafson, showcases many realms of Detroit, with work from Detroit artists who take as subject matter and soul the ever-changing landscape of the city. Featuring work from painter Miriam Marcus, Cass Corridor’s Alternative Press, woodworker Başak, metal fabricator juju mechanics, mural artist Ouizi, visual artist Chris Turner, sculptor Eric Froh, Amy Fisher-Price, poet Mïïgun, sculptor Juan Martinez, neon artist George Vidas, painter Pat Perry, visual artist Supreme, and Robert Sestok–contemporary artist, sculptor, and painter, who since the 1960s has been a leader in the Detroit Cass Corridor Art Movement.