The Detroit Artists Market

DAM LATEST NEWS: DAM Artists Murals feautured at the Vision Launch for New Detroit Hockey Arena

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 10:47

The Detroit Artists Market teamed up with five amazing artists—Andrew Krieger, Jerome Ferretti, Clinton Snider, Chris Turner and Kobe Solomon—to produce an outdoor mural gallery that plays an important part in the September 25 launch of the vision for Detroit’s new sports and entertainment district, a project led by Ilitch Holdings. Each DAM artist displayed their unique vision and artistic style by painting 40 ft. long steel shipping containers, which together form the entrance to an impressive temporary stadium that will host a variety of events over the next two weeks. Visitors to the downtown site—located between Sproat and Sibley streets—will have the opportunity to skate on the official Red Wings synthetic ice rink at the future location of the new arena from Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, October 5 (6-9p on weekdays/10a-2p on weekends). Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will join Olympia Entertainment officials for the September 25 announcement of the $650 million dollar project that will redevelop nearly 50 blocks of the city. 


DLECTRICTY presents Heidi Kumao’s installation titled,  “Egress” at DAM

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:48

Dlectricity, Detroit’s own famed festival of light, returns this Fall to present 39 local, national and international artists whose works will illuminate the streets of Midtown Detroit. For more information and schedule for DLectricity click HERE.

Egress, presented by artist Heidi Kumao, is an interactive installation created inside the DAM, inspired by Azar Nafisi's memoir, Readig Lolita in Tehran. “Situated Cinema” is a genre of intimate image theaters utilizing the interplay between projected animations, everyday objects, and the resultant shadows to frame stories about surviving confinement. Individuals whose lives inspire these works include hostages, prisoners, slaves, victims of relocation camps, and women living under a repressive government. All have transcended the absurd by devising a creative survival strategy that necessitates careful navigation between powerlessness and regeneration. Part shadow play, part documentary, part optical illusion, “situated cinema” uses visual storytelling to poetically frame political and historical events.
In Egress, women stifled under an authoritarian regime reclaim self-determination by reading banned books to create their own reality from books’ — and even pages’ — physicality. 

Artist Talk Saturday 6pm at DAM


DAM participating in RiseDetroit Charity Fundraiser!

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:41

The Detroit Artists Market is participating in the RiseDetroit Charity Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched by Phillip Fisher's Mission Throttle and the Marjorie S. Fisher Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. They are donating $100,000 to Detroit-based causes, and there are generous prizes for the organizations who raise the most money! This key to this challenge is networking. The link below takes you to a page where you can donate and create your own fundraising team on behalf of the Detroit Artists Market. To begin a team, you simply need to create a Crowdrise account and start reaching out to your friends, family members and colleagues. Let's go!



Posted on August 23, 2014 at 10:59

DAM invites you to participate in this Call For Entry for Art For The Holidays-  A DAM tradition!

The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present our annual ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS. This is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for all! The gallery transforms from a fine art exhibition space to a fun, energetic gift market featuring  artwork and hand-made items by local artists offering a wide range of mediums, products and price points. DAM Art For The Holidays shoppers and collectors will enjoy buying original artwork and gifts, while supporting the thriving and vital Detroit arts community. Art For The Holidays runs Nov. 7th—Dec. 30th, 2014.


Art For The Holidays is open to all current DAM Artist Members. Only original works are accepted. No commercial kits, prefabricated models, hobby crafts, or green ware. Any prints submitted for jury review must be from originals only. DAM reserves the right to reject any entry which is unsuitable in size or fragility, does not meet the guidelines specified, or is not representative of work submitted for jury review. DAM reserves the right to control artist inventory for an appropriate mix of work during the run of the show. As this is a cash-and-carry show; no large scale works, nor 2D works over 24 inches. Most priced under $500 retail. CLICK HERE FOR YOUR APPLICATION


DAM will be CLOSED on Friday, July 4th, 2014 for Independence Day

Posted on July 02, 2014 at 4:10

Please note the DAM will be CLOSED on Friday, July 4th, 2014 for Independence Day. Happy 4th!

DAM will re-open on Saturday, July 5, 2014 - Regular Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 11am - 6pm.

313 Photography Exhibition closes on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 6pm. After July 12th the main gallery will be closed until Aug 1st (6pm) for the public opening of "IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME". However, the Elements Gallery will remain open in-between exhibitions.


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