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New ideas and forward-thinking actions are all part of the arts in the D. Visual artists, including painters, sculptors, designers, architects; and musicians working in nearly every genre (or sub-genre) under the sun and moon are here doing their funky thing.

All provide the foundation for multiple healthy scenes. Much of what we do here is recognized on a global scale. And sometimes the world comes to us. Just tap that cute girl or guy on the shoulder at Hamtramck's Public Pool next time you're there and ask if they're speaking Danish or Dutch. It was Danish last time we did that. The arts are happening in Detroit, and they stay hot year round.

Arts Features

Marsha Music List

Original hipster: Marsha Music, cultural icon and griot of Detroit

Over the next few weeks, we'll check in with original hipsters who have helped make Detroit cool for the young upstarts claiming Detroit cred. Up first, Marsha Music, a local icon and a self-described "griot, storyteller, and talker."

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Fighting for community benefits in Delray through art and activism

Antonio Cosme is a budding community organizer and activist who's working to ensure that his southwest Detroit neighborhood benefits from the construction of a new international crossing.

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Dave Eggers talks education, robots, and illustrating a new book written by Detroit kids

Author and 826 National founder Dave Eggers is coming to Detroit next month. In advance of his visit, he answered a few of our questions about cities, urban education, and a new book written by students at Detroit's Boggs School.

Arts and Scraps List

One person's trash is another's art project: 25 years of Arts & Scraps

For 25 years, Arts & Scraps has been helping kids in Detroit transform tons of donated materials into art.

List Youth brigade from Hamtramck Free School working on posters

There's a thin line between art and life at the Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival

On Saturday, Oct. 11, the fifth annual Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival pops up in galleries, storefronts, and lots across the 2.1-square-mile city and adjacent Detroit neighborhoods.
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Arts Videos

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Stories from the new economy: the Detroit Creative Corridor Center

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center's Creative Venture Program helps creative entrepreneurs launch their businesses in Detroit. Our partner, the New Economy Initiative, kicks off a series exploring Detroit's new economy by taking a deeper look at the program.
 
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