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.
Call for art, May 4 – June 5, 2021
To enter, visit the Call-for-Entry section of DAM’s Website
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
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


Friday, June 25 – Saturday, July 24, 2021

Jack O. Summers Featured Artist

Izaiah Ford, curated by Dan Graschuck