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
Studio visit

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.

12 – 1 PM
Studio visit

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.

12 – 8 PM
Studio visit

Ann Lewis Studio
Address to be determined

Meet artist Ann Lewis for an engaging discussion on her work, which focuses on social and environmental justice issues such as education, womxn’s rights, police brutality and single-use plastic. On view will be prints, interactive light pieces and elements from recent public interventions. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions.

1 – 2 PM
Studio visit

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.

3 – 4 PM
Studio visit

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.

2 – 5 PM
Artist talk + closing party

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

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.