Friday, April 5, 2013

Art X Detroit Weekend

Every year the College for Creative Studies (CCS) and the Kresge Foundation hold an event to feature the winners of the previous year’s Kresge awards. This year's Art X Detroit weekend features all 38 Fellows who won over 2 million dollars last year when the honors were given out. Each of these artists has had a year and a little money to expand their knowledge and abilities and they will presenting their latest work to all of us during showcases in and around the Cass Corridor April 10-14th.
The event kicks off on April 10th with an opening night reception at the MOCAD that will feature hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The exhibits at the MOCAD will open at 5:30 p.m. and will run throughout April. The first feature starts at 7 p.m. on the 10th.

There will be over 70 artists featured at over 50 showcases spanning 5 days. Some of the highlights of the weekend include Fireloom and Junecast at The DIA Lecture hall on April 12th at 8 p.m.; the Passalacqua Experience Part one and two Saturday, April 13th at The Chrysler IMAX Dome Theatre at 7 p.m.; Bahamut on Saturday in the parking lot of The Scarab Club at 9 p.m.; Passalacqua will be doing a T-Shirt workshop on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Michigan Science Center; and Terry Peake will have his newest piano piece played by Robert Conway at WSU in Old Main’s Schaver Music Recital Hall. For a full list of artist and features, click here.

Art X Detroit features 15 venues including CCS, The Detroit Public Library, The Detroit Orchestra Hall, The DIA and Wayne State. For a full list of venues including addresses and directions, please go here.

You can also go here for a full list of last years winners.


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