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Font fight: Preserving Detroit's visual cultures

"A lot of these signs are disappearing," says Krcmarik. "I've always liked the visual landscape here. Some of the anti-blight measures kind of destroy things. I have to keep it alive in some way even if I can't stop them from tearing down a building."

New arts venue to celebrate Eastern Market grand opening

Wasserman Projects, a venue specializing in art, design, and music programming, will open its doors in concert with the Detroit Design Festival on Friday, Sept. 25.

Paintings in Eastern Market, Woodbridge to celebrate Detroit's literary heritage

Ten writers, poets, and publishers, each with their own unique connection to the city of Detroit, will be the focus of an art unveiling Sunday, Sept. 20, at Eastern Market.

Developing Midtown: Negative and Print helps keep film photography alive

Negative and Print on Third Street is a full-service photography lab, complete with all of the equipment necessary for developing actual film.

Banglatown to be subject of food-themed art installation

On Sept. 4-5, Washington, D.C.-based artist Carmen C. Wong will offer "Tactile Taste of Banglatown," a theatrical installation where visitors will experience neighborhood straddling Detroit and Hamtramck by sight, sound, taste, and more.

Coming this September to the Dequindre Cut: Lazermaze, Pulsar Party, and more

A highlight of this year's Detroit design festival will be "Under the Cut," a series of installations planned for the Dequindre Cut Greenway.

Corktown to get a new exhibition space this month, downtown a wine bar and restaurant

A new gallery in Corktown and a wine-centric restaurant downtown are slated to this month.

Placemaking projects continue popping up outside greater downtown

Seven placemaking projects, one for each city council district, are being given a boost by Community Development Advocates of Detroit.

Midtown viaducts to become art installations, destinations

Three viaducts in the city's TechTown district are each to receive tens of thousands of dollars in beautification enhancements.

Over $500K in improvements planned for three Hamtramck parks

Three Hamtown parks are going to see big improvements this summer.

Ambitious art installation debuts in downtown's Paradise Valley Harmonie Park

The "Nice Outift" sculptures are nine distinct figures that are viewed collectively.

Long-awaited Brightmoor Maker Space turns to crowdfunding

The Brightmoor Maker Space would transform a 3,200 square-foot building on the Detroit Community Schools campus into a space outfitted with equipment and tools for woodworking, metalworking, printmaking, rapid prototyping, and multimedia production.

Detroit groups raise funds for placemaking projects, from opera to sunflower living rooms

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has added two more Detroit placemaking projects to its Public Spaces Community Places initiative. An events venue in southwest Detroit and a community garden in a northwest playground will receive sizable grants from the MEDC should each of them meet crowdfunding goals.

6 Detroit groups win money and mentorship in contest to improve city's vibrancy, livability

Each Detroiter will receive $5,000 for their project as well as training and support from professional mentors.

May development news round-up: Brush Park, power washing the DIA, and more

May was a busy month for development news in Detroit. This will help catch you up.
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