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!
Posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:16
The Detroit Artists Market will be closed on Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Friday, November 28th.
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.
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
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!