Exhibitions & Events

Boogie Down Block Party

The Detroit Artists Market presents the Boogie Down Block Party on Saturday, July 10, noon to 5 p.m. This fun summertime festival, held in the parking lot behind the gallery, features works for purchase created exclusively by DAM’s artist members, including paintings, drawings, prints, photography, ceramics and jewelry. Visitors will also enjoy hot dogs and sliders from the Mean Weenie food truck, refreshments such as Ghettoblaster beer, and dance tunes played through a collection of vintage boomboxes.
The Block Party is a great opportunity for current members of the Detroit Artists Market to exhibit their work to a wide audience of art fans and potential buyers. The call for art in all media runs May 4 – June 5, 2021. Current members can enter by paying a $10 jury fee and submitting up to 10 works for consideration on the “call-for-entry” section of DAM’s website. Nonmembers pay $45, which bundles an annual artist membership with the jury fee.
ARTISTS
Call for art, May 4 – June 5, 2021
To enter, visit the Call-for-Entry section of DAM’s Website
ATTENDEES
What: Boogie Down Block Party
When: Saturday, July 10, noon to 5 p.m. (food service noon to 3 p.m.)
Where: DAM Parking Lot (limited lot parking that day)
How: Please RSVP on EventBrite

Vanguard Artist Collective: Overture

o•ver•ture (noun)
1. the first part of an event: the beginning of something
(verb)
1: to put forward
2: to make or present
Sydney G. James, Scheherazade Washington Parrish, Rashaun Rucker and Tylonn J. Sawyer, together known as The Vanguard Artist Collective, are four artists living and working in Detroit. Using history, conditioning, gender, language, politics and scale as material, these artists create works that reveal that which has been ignored rather than unseen. Rejecting the very concept of post-blackness, the works in the exhibition consider the physical and intellectual space and time they occupy in America. Overture is the inaugural group show for the Vanguard Artist Collective.

Friday, June 25, RSVP at Eventbrite.

Organizer: Jeff Cancelosi

Exhibition

Friday, June 25 – Saturday, July 24, 2021

Jack O. Summers Featured Artist

Izaiah Ford, curated by Dan Graschuck

¿GENDƎR?

¿GENDƎR? is an exhibition of how artists depict gender, using their own thoughts and experiences. Some explore outdated gender stereotypes, some gender roles, some through sexuality, and others confront the norms that society imposes. In the 21st century, the idea of gender has had many reformations, and the new lexicon reflects that: cisgender, binary, non-binary, gender fluid, androgyny, transgender, and gender pronouns. The show is but a glimpse into the myriad of possibilities.

Opening Reception

Friday, May 7

The opening reception is full, but there is no RSVP necessary to visit any subsequent day.

Exhibition

Friday, May 7 – Saturday, June 5, 2021

Participating Artists

Judy Eliyas, Jo Powers, James Stephens, John Hegarty, Teresa Petersen, Claudia Shepard, Bumbo, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, Feather Chiaverini, Miroslawa Sztuczka, Sue Carman-Vian, Sabrina Nelson, Robert Schefman, Austin J. Brady, Betty Brownlee, Callie Hoskins.

Jack O. Summers Featured Artist

Aaron Decker, curated by Holliday