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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

Student Naomi Contreras, working on her art

Detroit teens lead their own artistic journeys at The SPOT

A part of Living Arts' curriculum for adolescents, the SPOT centers around the idea that teenagers thrive artistically when they are given time to wander creatively without the pressure of assignments.

Bert's Entertainment Complex Owner Bert Dearing Jr.

For over 30 years, Bert's Marketplace has served food and preserved black history in Detroit

The 24,000 square foot Bert's Marketplace is much more than a bar and restaurant. It's also a hangout, music venue, and place to celebrate black history in Detroit. 

Asia Hamilton, the director and chief curator of The NorWest Art Gallery

NorWest Art Gallery brings local, urgent art and conversation to Grandmont Rosedale

Part exhibition space, part gathering space, the NorWest Art Gallery invites creators, curators, and adorers of art to engage with one another.

Artistic rendering of the expanded Motown Museum

"A music lovers playground": An inside look at the Motown Museum expansion

The current museum, housed in the cramped quarters of the original recording studio, will be expanded to a 50,000-square-feet space and include interactive exhibits, a performance theater, recording studios, and meeting spaces.

Eldric Laron

VOICES: How music and writing helped one Detroit youth through high school

In the middle of his 5th grade year, Eldric Laron's family moved to a different part of the city and he transferred schools. The change was hard, but creative writing helped him overcome it. 
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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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