Hello friends,

After an extended shutdown, we are excited to reopen the gallery and to bring art and people together once again. We are adjusting our approach to exhibition openings and to general visitation. On Friday, June 26, we premiere Dell Pryor: A Common Thread. Big thanks to Dell Pryor for curating a show that celebrates DAM and the former Dell Pryor Gallery, two pioneering galleries with a long history of supporting Detroit artists. If you would like to attend the exhibition opening, please RSVP on EventBrite for one of five hourly time slots. We are limiting the number of visitors per hour, and we ask that you wear a mask and abide by social distancing rules. Due to the circumstances, food will not be served. On general visitation days, DAM will allow 20 people in the gallery at a time, on a first-come-first-served basis. Again, masks and social distancing apply. If the governor’s shut down mandate is extended, the above details may change. Until then, please check out our Cooped Up and Creative interview series, explore our first-ever online exhibition, 20 Days, 20 DAM Artists, and follow us on Instagram. We look forward to seeing you in the gallery.


Matt Fry, DAM Director


Governor Whitmer has extended the “stay home, stay safe” executive order, and therefore DAM will be closed through April 30.


In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s “stay home, stay safe” executive order, DAM will be closed through April 13.


Dear Friends,

The Detroit Artists Market is closed to visitors Tuesday, March 17 through Monday, April 6, 2020, and all programming during this period is canceled. We will reassess the situation in the coming weeks, as news of the Covid-19 pandemic evolves. DAM employees will be working remotely, so please email questions to mfry@detroitartistsmarket.org or alex@detroitartistsmarket.org. Please also read your DAM emails and visit our Facebook page for updates. Stay safe, healthy, and positive.

DAM Director, Matt Fry


March 13, 2020

Dear Friends of the Detroit Artists Market,

We are concerned about your health and safety during the Coronavirus pandemic. In accordance with the recent COVID-19 community mitigation strategies set forth by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Detroit Artists Market is taking the following actions:

  • THE GALLERY REMAINS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 11A TO 6P, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please postpone your visit if you are ill with flu-like symptoms or have recently traveled to a region that is experiencing widespread transmission of COVID-19.
  • Throughout the day, DAM staff meticulously cleans and disinfects all surfaces, floors, door knobs, phones, computers, railings, light switches, etc. We are also following social-distancing protocol.
  • We have posted CDC hand-washing signs throughout the Market and are providing Purell and hand soap in key areas.
  • We are canceling all work-related gatherings, after-work functions, and offsite events, until further notice. In the short term, this includes cancelation of the Thursday, March 19 Circle of Art Tour. Additional programmatic updates to come.

For guidelines on how to protect yourself from Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website. Please also read the latest guidelines from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Thank you and stay safe,

Matt Fry, DAM Director