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Detroit Art Category

The Motor City proudly boasts a long history of artistic tradition and value. These examples show just how creative the people we have living in Detroit are.

Creating Connections Through Design in Detroit!

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 in Detroit, Detroit Art, Detroit Business, Detroit Events
Drinks x Design was one of the first events I attended when I moved into my Downtown Detroit luxury loft 8+ years ago. The Detroit Creative Corridor Center events could be called Discover by Design: their monthly events offer Detroiters the chance to get together with friends, the opportunity to network, and they [...][...]

‘Tis the Season…to Celebrate Detroit!

Posted on December 17th, 2016 in Detroit, Detroit Art
‘Tis the Season for Gifting. ‘Tis the Season for Going Out. ‘Tis the Season for Getting Snowed-In. And what could be more perfect for any of these occasions than a book to curl up with, to curate your evening out, or to help you cook dinner? All celebrating Detroit of course! Give your friends and family a [...][...]

Jazz It Up in Detroit on Labor Day Weekend!

Posted on August 31st, 2016 in Detroit, Detroit Art, Detroit Events, Detroit Music
While there are competing versions of its nascence, one story of how Labor Day came into being is that Matthew Maguire—a machinist and Secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in New Jersey—proposed the holiday in 1882 and that it was first celebrated at a picnic in 1882. Almost [...][...]

New Resolutions: Find Your Way to Success by Living in Detroit!

It’s that time of year when ‘Resolutions’ are on everyone’s mind. We make them. People tell us theirs. We share ours. All this buzz about New Year’s resolutions got me thinking about the word resolution itself and what it means…especially with regard to the city and life in Downtown Detroit. So I hit up [...][...]

Detroit Hip Hop @ DIME

Posted on December 23rd, 2015 in Detroit Art, Detroit Videos
Showcase of DIME’s 6 week short courses on African drumming, vocals, and hip hop class. [...]

@RT Notice! Library Street Collective

Posted on May 7th, 2015 in Detroit Art, Detroit Videos
Library Street Collective specializes in cutting edge modern and contemporary fine art with a primary focus on artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces. Our mission is to share what we believe to be some of the most important and inspiring artists today. Located in the heart of downtown [...][...]

Be Who You Want to BE in Detroit: A Resolution That Can’t be Broken!

Posted on January 28th, 2015 in Detroit, Detroit Art, Detroit Business, Detroit Education
Perhaps it’s because this is the time of year when everyone is talking about ‘resolutions’—essentially ‘rules’ they are going to ‘set for themselves, and then, all too-often, ‘break.’ It could also be because this time of year also marks the start of a new semester for me, with fresh batches of [...][...]

Detroit: Evergreen, Ever-Growing, & Ever-Glowing…!

Before moving to my Downtown Detroit loft, I restored and owned an early 1900s Tudor. The late-Victorian elements of the house’s design and the numerous fir trees that filled the front and back yards—draping the leaded windows like festive lace—made the annual installation and decoration of a Christmas tree a [...][...]

Celebrating Community with Noël Night in Detroit!

The word ‘Noël’ has become associated with Christmas, but noëls were originally songs, or carols, that were sung during communal celebrations, such as the ‘harvest tide’ and midwinter celebrations. And the word ‘carol’ itself evokes the spirit of community, closeness, and celebration that these songs [...][...]

Delight and ‘Dally’ in the Last Days of Summer in Detroit!

While I will admit, I love the fall and winter, no one, including me, ever really wants summer to end. Which makes the weekend aftera hectic Labor Day weekend (when we tend to celebrate the summer’s passing), the perfect time to dally. And what better way to enjoy the official last days of summer and leisurely [...][...]