I thought there was a lot of stuff going on last weekend (Labor Day Weekend), but there's a bunch of stuff this upcoming weekend and in the next couple of weeks. So, here are some fun things to do with your SIGOTH or family!
Friday, 9/9/11 6-9pm DAM Detroit Artist Market Opening night tonight "Personal Visions - The DAM Exhibition Committee Selects" This show showcases eight talented artists. Check it out!
Friday, 9/9/11 from 6-8pm CCS College for Creative Studies Opening Night "Scenes from Something Overlooked" featuring three artists. Located at the Center Galleries, CCS, Manoogian Visual Resource Center, 301 Frederick Douglas, Detroit, MI.
Saturday, 9/10/11 Noon-Midnight Dally In the Alley
The 34th year of the Detroit artistic community to join together and celebrate the end of summer with local music, art, food, and more. Strictly volunteer-based, it is a fun time near the Wayne State Campus and Cass corridor.
Dally in the Alley Facebook link
Freep (Detroit Free Press) Article link
Map of Dally in the Alley link
Sunday, 9/11/11 Ford is sponsoring free admission to the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) on the second Sunday of the month. Hours are 10 am-5:00 pm on Sundays Check out this link for details about Second Sundays. Sundays are family days at the DIA. This Sunday's programs include drop-in art-making activities (Bookmarks), drawing in the gallery (supplies provided), tours, storytelling, puppet shows (Everybody Loves Pirates @ 2pm), and other family performances The programs are free, but the special exhibitions that require a ticket are not included.
MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Arts Detroit)
Friday, 9/16/11 beginning at 8pm
$8.00 Opening Reception for the works of Stephnaine Nava and the special exhibition "Barely There (part II)" curated by Lusi Croquer. Music at 9 pm by Crash Course in Science with special guests Moon Pool & Dead Band.
Saturday, 9/17/11 @ 2pm
FREE MOCAD Artist Talk with Stephanie Nava
From MOCAD's site: "This multimedia lecture by artist Stephanie Nava will present contetualizing information about her exhibition currently on display at MOCAD: Considering a Plot (Dig for Victory). Nava's work examines and investigates WWII Vicotry Gardens and the environments that led to their creation. The talk will also seek to illuminate her work process, providing a broad introduction to her practice and examining some key questions that shape her ongoing projects and works that deal with drawing, politics, community issues, built and constructed environments, organized spaces and gardens."
Sunday, 9/18/11 from 12-5pm
FREE - MOCAD Family Day
(I'll be there helping out as an intern that day!)
From MOCAD's site: "This fun workshop will show children and their parents how to create contemporary art out of reclaimed and recycled materials. Stations will be set up that will encourage and challenge families to work together to make extraordinary sculptural reliefs and sculpures out of organic materials. This Family Day will be run by MOCAD's Puplic Programs and Education Staff as a fun and easy way to create a connection between visitors fromt eh local community and MOCAD's current exhibition, Stephanie Nava: Considering a Plot (Dig for Victory)."
Last year I headed to the Ferndale DIY Street Fair and saw some wonderful artists & Goober and the Peas! They aren't on the bill for this year at DIY, but there 50+ artists who will be performing. 100+ artistic vendors and exhibitors, 35+ beer selection and a kid zone! BUY LOCAL!
The Detroit Design Festival will be held throughout the Detroit area. From their site: "The DDF is a crowd-sourced design festival developed to showcase the talents & abilities of Detroit's creative community...a variety of Design Happenings will take pace at venues across the city of Detroit...includ(ing) studio tours, panels and roundtable discussions, fashion shows, and art wars to name a few." HAPPENINGS link
September 21-October 9, 2011
And for three weeks, Grand Rapids is hosting ArtPrize throughout their city. Hundreds of pieces of artwork in dozens of venues and YOU get to vote for your favorite. The grand prize is $250,000! YES, that is 250 thousand dollars! So, artists, be ready to apply in the spring for the 2012 ArtPrize.
Now, go out there and have some fun!!!!