The Detroit Artists Market

Exciting News at the Detroit Artists Market. New Director Appointed

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 1:32

The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Director, Matt Fry

We are pleased to announce Matt Fry as the new Director of the Detroit Artists Market (DAM). Fry brings to the DAM 14 years of art museum experience, including brand strategy, strategic planning, exhibition marketing, community outreach and fundraising, both at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD.

"Matt’s timing is perfect. With his strong marketing background, he has the ability to help refresh our image and expand our audience as we look to define the next dynamic chapter of DAM. This winning combination of his authentic personality and his passion for the Detroit art community makes him the ideal choice. We are thrilled that he has accepted the director position and we are very much looking forward to seeing how his experience and talent will positively impact the future growth of the DAM."  Darcel Deneau, Chair of the DAM Board of Directors

As Director, Fry will continue to support our mission to foster a vibrant and distinctive artistic community in Detroit and Michigan by promoting, exhibiting and selling the work of emerging and established artists.

Fry worked at the DIA for nearly 11 years and played a critical role in developing the 2002-06 “You Going?” brand advertising campaign and the whimsical “Let Yourself Go” brand advertising campaign used in the 2007 launch of the newly renovated museum.

This is an exciting time for the Detroit Artists Market, we are delighted to have Matt Fry lead our established organization into the next stage, enhancing our support for the Detroit artists and arts community.

Please join us on April 18th, 2014 (6-9pm) for the opening of DAM's Biannual All Media Exhibition and to welcome Matt Fry to the Detroit Artists Market family.

Located at 4719 Woodward Avenue in Detroit (three blocks south of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and one block north of MOCAD), the Detroit Artists Market is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Exhibitions are free of charge. For more information on DAM and its programs, please call (313) 832-8540, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit