The Detroit Artists Market

Interested in Sponsoring the 2015 DAM Garden Party & Art Sale? Here is your chance to contribute

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 2:26

The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to announce the 2015 Detroit Artists Market Garden Party and Art Sale, held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from

4-8pm. We are excited to host this year’s event on the beautiful grounds of the historic Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores. 

CLICK HERE for your Garden Party & Art Sale Sponsorship Form

The Garden Party and Art Sale features artists’ works for sale including paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, glass, ceramics and fiber.

Last year’s event showcased more than 140 area artists. DAM also gained many new members, a vital part of our mission.

As we prepare for this famed annual event, we continue to depend on the generosity and enthusiasm of our patrons and members.  We invite you to underwrite the 2015 Detroit Artists Market Garden Party and Art Sale. Your contributions help us create greater visibility for this signature event, reach further into the community to art patrons, and extend our family of members. We ask for your support with a Benefactor Contribution of $1,000 or more, a Patron Contribution of $500 or more, a Sponsor Contribution of $300 or more, or a Friend Contribution of $150 or more.  As a token of our appreciation, we will proudly recognize your support and extend special benefits, depending on the level chosen.  We hope that you will take this opportunity to support the Detroit Artists Market, an essential part of the Detroit area's thriving arts community.

The 2015 Detroit Artists Market Garden Party and Art Sale is a benefit of membership and is open only to current members of the Detroit Artists Market. Guests of members are welcome to join as new members prior to the event or at the door. Please spread the word to your friends, and let us know if there is anyone we need to add to our invitation list.

So that we may recognize your generous support of the Garden Sale and Detroit Artists Market in the printed invitation, please fill out and return the enclosed sponsorship commitment form by Saturday, May 9th, 2015.

Thank you for your patronage of the 2015 Detroit Artists Market Garden Party and Art Sale.  Let the summer begin!


Kindest regards, 

Matt Fry



Announcing New Call for Entries at DAM - Abstraction Exhibition with Guest Juror, Lester Johnson

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 3:39

The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to announce the open Call for Entries for our Abstraction themed exhibition, juried by Lester Johnson.  CLICK HERE FOR CALL FOR ENTRY FORM

Abstraction, sprouting from seeds such as Whistler’s “Falling Rocket” and germinating in the early years of the twentieth century, finds its first formal expression in Cubism and Russian Constructivism. It quickly evolved into many directions; Futurism, Fauvism, German Expressionism, the Bauhaus School, abstract and lyrical expressionism, Minimalism, Color Field painting, Op art and so on. Forms became bombastic and emotive, structured and disciplined, minimal and meditative. In an age when contemporary society bombards us with a multitude of images daily, often drawing from us quick impulse responses, abstraction takes a different course. The intent of the visual output is not often readily apparent and the viewer is required to use intellect and reasoning; having to draw from their own experience to make a connection with the artwork. Thus we seek out the artists who forego the popular formats, push boundaries and find their strength in this movement.

There are no size constraints and all mediums are encouraged, including both 2D and 3D; painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation and performance. Also including time -based work such as audio, video and other genres not listed.

Juror - Lester Johnson

The Detroit Artists Market is honored to have Lester Johnson as the Abstraction guest juror. A native Detroiter, he received both his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Johnson recently retired after thirty-five years as a professor of Fine Arts at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. During his long and productive career as a renowned fine artist, Johnson exhibited his work in the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York as well as numerous galleries both national and international. In September of 2011, Lester Johnson was invited to sign the historic Scarab Club beams, an honor only extended to artists whom have made significant and lasting contributions to the arts.


DAM’s main gallery is currently closed until Jan 16, Elements Gallery is open.

Posted on January 02, 2015 at 1:36

The main gallery is currently closed from January 2nd through January 16th to prepare for the upcoming exhibition, "ITS LIKE TOYS IN HERE" (opening reception Jan 16)  - Elements Gallery will remain open at that time. Thank you for supporting the DAM. We look forward to seeing you in the NEW YEAR! 


Holiday Hours and Upcoming Events..

Posted on December 27, 2014 at 3:17

Please note DAM is CLOSED from Monday, December 29, through Thursday, January 1, 2015 for the holidays. Following that, the main gallery will be closed from January 2nd through January 16th to prepare for the upcoming exhibition, "ITS LIKE TOYS IN HERE" (opening reception Jan 16)  - Elements Gallery will remain open at that time. Thank you for supporting the DAM. We look forward to seeing you in the NEW YEAR! 


42nd Noel Night at the DAM

Posted on December 03, 2014 at 4:19

Join us for Noel Night on Saturday, December 6th from 5pm to 10pm, presented by Midtown Detroit Inc.

The DAM transforms into an exciting art-filled gift market where you can find just the right presents for all the special people in your life. Working with the area’s most talented artists, DAM stocks Art for the Holidays with original gift items that match the taste and budget of collectors as well as first-time shoppers. So join us this holiday season, find that perfect gift, and support Detroit’s thriving arts community! Guest DJ DABNOSE will be spinning!


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