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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

Kids participate in an 826Michigan leads a writing workshop at the Campbell Branch Library

How the Detroit Public Library is staying relevant to kids in the 21st century

From a teen hangout featuring a makerspace to creative writing workshops for pre-teens, the Detroit Public Library offers a variety of programs that are relevant to 21st century kids.

1983, Gratiot and Chene, Detroit

Steve Shaw, Detroit photographer

Over three decades' worth of Shaw's photography will be on display at a solo show opening Friday, Jan. 15, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

John Brown III and Fletcher Sharpe, co-hosts of The Outer Drive, a podcast about soccer in Detroit

Detroit podcasts you need to be listening to

There's something for everyone in Detroit's exploding podcast scene. Here are a few of our favorite shows to get you started listening local.

Matthew Piper

10 Years of Change: A writer's reflection

Regular Model D contributor Matthew Piper reflects on the joys and challenges of writing in and about Detroit over the last decade.

Dan Armand and Jesse Cory

1xRUN is the future of art

In November 2015, 1xRUN (one-time-run) celebrated its fifth anniversary of delivering limited-edition, time-released prints through its e-commerce store.
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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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