DETROIT, Mich. — The 4th annual Detroit Gallery Week begins this Friday, with over 90 metro Detroit contemporary art galleries, non-profits and museums participating.
Organized by Art Detroit Now, thousands are expected to take part in this week-long celebration of contemporary art and artists, featuring special openings, lectures, studio visits and workshops.
“The creative community continues to lead Detroit out of the recession,” said event chairperson Marc Schwartz. “We now have over 90 venues for showcasing contemporary art in metro Detroit. Our young artists are staying in Detroit, and more importantly, artists are moving here.”
Opening Weekend Highlights:
MIDTOWN ART CRAWL
Friday, Sept. 30; 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sixteen galleries and museums open for special programming and extended hours. Free shuttle service between venues. Download the Midtown Walking Map [pdf]
Friday, Sept. 30; 5 p.m.
Led by Satori Circus and art students from the College for Creative Studies (CCS) and Wayne State University, the parade winds its way through participating venues.
MEMORY CLOUD: DETROIT
Friday, Sept. 30; 8 p.m.
The Detroit Institute of Arts hosts an outdoor performance by Stephen and Theodore Spyropoulos. The public is invited to send text messages to the artists, who, through a digital interface, rewrite them in light broadcast into clouds of smoke. Memory Cloud will continue Saturday and Sunday nights. More info
What: Detroit Gallery Week
When: Friday, Sept. 30 – Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011
Where: 90+ art venues throughout metro Detroit
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