Below is the Detroit Art Week schedule for Sunday, July 21. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Some events require an RSVP due to limited space. Check back regularly for updates.


11 AM – 6 PM

Young Curators, New Ideas V
Trumbull and Porter
, 1331 Trumbull Ave

In YCNI V, 12 independent curators will transform 12 hotel rooms at Trumbull and Porter Hotel into mini contemporary art galleries. The exhibition shines a light on the cultural, artistic, social and political transformations initiated by the creative and curatorial practices of those identifying as, woman, Black, POC, LGBTQ+ and gender-nonconforming.

Tickets: $5

11 AM – 12 PM

Scott Vincent Campbell, 333 Midland, Highland Park, MI

Scott Vincent Campbell is a visual artist and curator born in New York and currently based in Detroit, MI. Working primarily in drawing, collage and mixed-media sculpture, Campbell's studio practice examines the social and cultural constructs that inform our identity, motivate our behavior and ultimately shape our societies. Visually inspired by semiotics and African-American material culture, his work takes the form of serial projects, each created around a set of aesthetic guidelines that dictate form, materiality and imagery. Campbell has exhibited widely in New York and throughout the Midwest. In 2016, he was awarded an artist residency at Red Bull Arts Detroit, and in 2017 he was the inaugural Ford Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Campbell was included in HOMEMADE, a group show curated by artist McArthur Binion at Detroit’s Library Street Collective. He recently closed his second solo show at M Contemporary Art, and is currently included in Breaching the Margins at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.

RSVP required:

12 – 1 PM

Gold Top
Fisher Building
, 3011 W Grand Blvd, Suite 473

Gold Top is a collaborative studio-space consisting of nine multidisciplinary artists. With artists representing diverse socio-economic backgrounds and viewpoints, Gold Top has become a safe environment for different ideas to merge and amplify. Studio artists include Sheila Nicolin, Michael Polakowski, John Sippel, Brooke Hitchcock, Ivan Montoya, Ginny Neumann, Joey Salamon, Kate Fischer and Ben Fraser.

1 – 2 PM

Amna Asghar Studio & Anthony Giannini Studio, 9340 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI

Visit Amna Asghar and Anthony Giannini's studio as they create work for their upcoming solo exhibitions in New York, scheduled for this fall and next spring. Asghar is working on a new series of paintings that combine acrylic, airbrush and screen printing to explore constructions of identity. These iterations of hybridized cultural elements and poetics of mistranslation are odes to their original sources. Giannini's practice deals with the daily gestation of imagery collected anywhere from news sources to the personal. His large-format paintings incorporate a collage aesthetic into layered surfaces, exploring the relationship between still life and landscape.

2 PM

Shinola Hotel, 1400 Woodward Avenue

Artists featured in Manifest Destiny will participate in a discussion on their work, Afrofuturism and developing Afrofuture destinies. Moderated by curator Ingrid LaFleur.

Manifest Destiny examines the practical implementation of the cultural movement Afrofuturism to alter destinies within Detroit and beyond. Inspired by the 400 year anniversary of West African captives brought to the Jamestowne settlement in Virginia, Manifest Destiny honors the legacy of Black-bodied people to forge their own destiny regardless of circumstance.

2 PM

Exhibition Tour with Taylor Renee Aldridge and Carole Harris at Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

Tour the exhibition Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality with Taylor Renee Aldridge and Carole Harris. The artists will design a tour of select work within the exhibition to discuss in relation to their own artistic practice. These informal conversations will highlight artworks within the exhibition. Free with gallery admission.

2 – 5 PM

Before you can become a butterfly, you must first become green slime
Sound House
, 13181 Moran St
Curated by Zarah Ackerwoman

Join Zarah Ackerwoman, Alicia McDaid and Beatrice VS for an artist talk and closing party for Before you can become a butterfly, you must first become green slime, a performance-based exhibition about metamorphosis.

3 – 4 PM

Gisela McDaniel Studio, 560 Custer St

Gisela McDaniel is a diasporic, indigenous Chamoru feminist artist. Her art explores how women and female-identifying people who survive/resist sexualized violence create unique paths towards healing and reclaiming their own bodies. As a survivor herself, McDaniel dialogues with indigenous individuals, women of color, multiracial and immigrant women as a means to allow them to share their stories, heal from trauma and explore how their experiences affect them physically and spiritually. As an indigenous, biracial Pacific Island woman, McDaniel is also interested in exploring connections between nature, displacement, migration and violence against women, asserting that these factors are not only deeply entwined but can serve as a key to healing. The current work in the studio includes oil paintings, interactive audio and sculpture.

6 – 9 PM

Juan Martinez, 4801 Bellevue

Juan Martinez makes metal sculptures. Known in Detroit for his awe-inspiring my bike animals, many of his works are mobile and pedal powered. During this studio visit, attendees will have an opportunity to ride one of his bike animals and see additional artworks from his practice and those of his studio mates. Martinez will also give a tour of his space, located in a beautiful, giant warehouse not far from Eastern Market. During the visit, he will show participants the tools he uses to create kinetic sculptures.

8:30 – 9:30 PM

Billy Mark’s Wind 
Participatory Installation: Part of Cranbrook Art Museum’s project
Landlord Colors: Material Detroit.
858 Blaine St, Detroit

Invested in ritual and monastic practices, Billy Mark creates a site-specific installation in his neighborhood of Detroit’s North End. A handmade hoodie with twenty-five-foot arms is attached to three flag poles. Each morning for forty days, Mark raises the hands of the sweatshirt at dawn and lowers them at dusk. Visitors are invited to put themselves inside the garment. Mark will be on-site during this time.