© MICHELLE + CHRIS GERARD

© MICHELLE + CHRIS GERARD

 

Venues

Over 20 venues will open their doors for gallery visits, museum tours, studio visits, artist talks, and various special programs.
 
 
 

Downtown

 
David Klein Gallery
1520 Washington Blvd
(313) 818-3416

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MARIO MOORE
A STUDENTS DREAM, 2017
68 x 80 in.
OIL ON CANVAS
Program: Exhibition
David Klein Gallery will present Recovery by Mario Moore, a series of new works based on Moore's journey back to health after undergoing an awake neurological surgery. The artist uses silverpoint drawings, stunning large-scale oil paintings on canvas and copper, and video to explore the treatment of black male bodies in America.
 

 
Library Street Collective
1260 Library St
(313) 600-7443

Program: Outdoor Public Installation + Exhibition
Taking place in the Belt Alley - a beautiful public space complete with murals, sculpture and installations from a broad range of contemporary artists - as well as within the gallery walls of Library Street Collective, Public Matter features a rotating exhibition of large-scale works by exciting contemporary artists and changes annually. The exhibition programming also includes workshops and charitable initiatives with students from the Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences, our community partner in the project. Public Matter openings have brought out 6,000 - 10,000 people on opening night, so it is a tremendous evening for the community, complete with music performance and food and drink for all. Exhibiting artist include Wendy White, Tschabalala Self, Beverly Fishman, Nina Chanel Abney, and Rosson Crow.
 
 

Eastern Market +
East Side

 
CAN Art Handworks
2264 Wilkins St
(313) 392-0116
 

 
 
Bahamas Biennale
3106 Bellevue St
(262) 441-9257
 

 
Darkroom Detroit
676 E Grand Blvd
(313) 312-0869

Darkroom Detroit
DARKROOM DETROIT INAUGURAL EXHIBITION
Program: Open Studios
Join the 2018 Applebaum Photography Fellows at Darkroom Detroit for open rotating studio visits over the weekend. Each day, three different artists will have work on view and be present to discuss and share their ongoing projects supported by the fellowship. The Applebaum Photography Fellowship is a nine-month program for emerging and established Detroit-area photographers in support of new photography. The program is made possible by the generous support of the Applebaum Family Compass Fund.
 

 
Heidelberg Project
3600 Heidelberg St
(313) 458-8414

The Heidelberg Project
THE HEIDELBERG PROJECT
Program: Outdoor Public Installation
The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art environment in the heart of Detroit and a nonprofit community arts organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people and the neighborhood through non-traditional means. Founded in 1986 by Detroit artist Tyree Guyton, it utilizes everyday discarded materials to provoke thought and discussion on consumption and greed, while empowering residents to discover their own artistry and to take ownership of their community. The Heidelberg Project is recognized as one of the most influential art environments in the world.
 

 
PLAYGROUND DETROIT
2845 Gratiot
(313) 649-7741

PLAYGROUND DETROIT
PLAYGROUND DETROIT
Program: Exhibition
In A Difficult Pair, Victoria Shaheen and George Vidas use materials associated with industrial and commercial applications to probe questions of identity, hierarchy, and material culture.
 

 
Red Bull House of Art
1551 Winder St

Red Bull House of Art
© JOE GALL
Program: One-Night Performance
REJECTING REALITY with Detroit Bureau of Sound and architect Aaron Jones will fuse avant-garde music with immersive architectural installations into an apparatus for sensory escape. This escape mission will de-familiarize the familiar through unconventional relationships in music, self, and infrastructure. A diversion for your senses showcasing a spectrum of modern-classical compositions and special guest performer Pamela Z within a fully transformed environment at Red Bull House of Art. A one-night-only, up close and personal glimpse into another dimension.
 

 
Wasserman Projects
3434 Russell St, #502
(313) 818-3550
 
 

Hamtramck Area +
North End, Detroit

 
 
CAVE
1604 Clay St

Arturo Herrera
ARTURO HERRERA
CAVE SOUTH PARKING #02, 2018
POLAROID FILM
Program: Open Studio
Cave will open its studios for Detroit Art Week, inviting visitors to meet members and see the spaces where they make work beyond the gallery. Participating artists: Heather Anger, Jessica Frelinghuysen, Arturo Herrera, Margaret Hull, Kylie Lockwood, Adam Shirley, Lisa Tolstyka

Founded in 2007, Cave is an artist-run gallery and studio space in Detroit that exhibits the work of emerging and under-recognized artists, especially those working in nontraditional forms such as installation, sound, video, and performance. Located in the Russell Industrial Center, Cave is both a studio space for its seven current members and a gallery space for exhibitions, performances, and film screenings.
 

 
Popps Packing
12138 Saint Aubin
Hamtramck
(313) 733-6793
 

 
Power House Productions
13015 Klinger St

Nari Ward
NARI WARD
G.O.A.T., NOVEMBER 2017
© MITCH COPE
Program: Outdoor Public Installation
Commissioned by Power House Productions, Nari Ward has created a permanent site-specific installation at Ride it Sculpture Park, the skatepark located along the E. Davison Expressway. Ward’s work, G.O.A.T. anchors the northeast corner of the park, establishing a neighborhood landmark prominently featuring the humble, ruminant animal, the goat, atop a monumental industrial crate tower. As throughout his work, Ward’s use of everyday, unassuming objects take on a transformative life of their own through his skillful handling, sharp wit and vision.

Ride It Sculpture Park is open daily, dawn 'til dusk. Click here for more information.
 

 
Public Pool
3309 Caniff Ave
Hamtramck
(313) 405-7665

Program: Exhibition
Public Pool will present a group exhibition of Detroit-based artist entitled L E M O N S, curated by artist and curator, Alice V. Schneider. L E M O N S, will include work by Davin Brainard, Alex Buzzalini, Megan Carleton, Claire D'Aoust, Mariah Dallas, Mary Fortuna, Jessica Frelinghuysen, Megan Frye, Clark Goeman, Sean Hages, Michael McGillies, Jane Orr, Sarah Rayburn, Dalia Reyes, Victoria Shaheen, Clint Snider, Brad Taormina, Vaughn Taormina, and Andrew Thompson.
 
 

Midtown

 
 
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren Ave
(313) 494-5800

Program: Exhihibition
Oh You Fancy! is a solo exhibition by the featuring more than 20 fashion designers and 11 hair stylists. Oh You Fancy! provides a brief history of African American designing, creating, and influencing fashion wear and hairstyles, both nationally and internationally.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History was founded in 1965 and is located in the heart of Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center. The Wright Museum opens minds and changes lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture.
 

 
Dell Pryor Gallery
4201 Cass Ave
(313) 516-8435

Jasmine Murrell
Jasmine Murrell
AMERICAN MADE
Program: Exhihibition
Here And Now

Here And Now is a group exhibition featuring artists Jasmine Murrell, Donna Bruton, Ibn Pori Pitts, Saffell Gardner, Karen Sanders, Adger Cowans, Chuck Stewart, Camille Billops and Richard Lewis. The Dell Pryor Gallery was established 1992 in the historic Harmonie Park District of Detroit. The gallery specializes in contemporary paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photography and represents work by a diverse group of emerging, mid-career and established artists.
 

 
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave
(313) 833-7900
 

 
Galerie Camille
4130 Cass Ave, Suite C
(313) 974-6737
 

 
MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Ave
(313) 832-6622

TAL R
TAL R
RAINBOW, 2017
2 FRAMES TOGETHER, EACH FRAME MEASURES 112 x 82 cm
OIL ON HARDBOARD, ARTIST MADE FRAME
Program: Exhihibition
On view at MoCAD during Detroit Art week are : this is not Detroit and Fictitious Character.

: this is not Detroit is a solo exhibition by the Copenhagen-based artist Tal R. The intricate, multipart installation manifests the artist's fantasy of Detroit, acting as a meditation on dream places, identity, and whimsy. Fictitious Character includes a selection of the Michael Luch's wall and sculptural works, heavily worked pieces held together by collages of unique gesture.
 

 
Bianca Beck
BIANCA BECK
2018
29 x 27 x 14 in.
WOOD, WIRE, PAPIER-MÂCHÉ, OIL
Simone DeSousa Gallery
444 W Willis St
(313) 833-9000

Program: Exhihibition
Simone DeSousa Gallery is pleased to present Root of the Head, an exhibition that will bring together the work of Karen Azoulay, Bianca Beck, and Kylie Lockwood.

Merging iconography of earth-elements and the female form such as the mask, flowers or mud, Azoulay's work is filtered through a layered practice of performative sculpture, photography, and mixed media collage. Beck's allegiance is to guttural impulses, experimentation, and action - painting directly with her hands and mixing media, she creates visually loud sculptures that engage with mortality and the experience of body-hood. Through an intimate relationship to materials, Lockwood's work attempts to reconcile the experience of living in a body with things such as cognitive neuroscience and the history of sculpture.
 

Southwest +
Corktown

 
 
Holding House
3546 Michigan Avenue

Dustin London
DUSTIN LONDON
PALINDROME, 2017
52 x 62 in.
OIL ON CANVAS
Program: Exhibition
Symbols for Shared Systems joins together surfaces of a primordial but contemporary ethos in language, space and pattern with the complex chromatic paintings and drawings of Dustin London with sculptural ceramics from Nathan Tonning.

Signals of information marked with repeated intervals of brush strokes and carved shapes show preference for their respective mesmeric processes. London and Tonning present the value in the accumulation of paint and pattern while the work moves through a complexity of information that becomes clear and unified in its final stage, often showing time spent through the striations in paint layers or repeated patterns of shape and language.
 

 
What Pipeline
3525 W Vernor Hwy
 

Metro Detroit

Reyes Projects
100 S Old Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 839-5342