Public Art Fest Returns to Detroit


From April 10 to 14, Midtown venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the Detroit Institute of Arts will host events and work created by the 38 Kresge Eminent Artists and Kresge Artist Fellowship Awardees, listed below.

Art X Detroit is funded by the Kresge Foundation and produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. The development organization’s president, Sue Mosey, explained why they felt Midtown was the perfect setting for a large-scale arts event.

“As home to Detroit’s Cultural Center and a neighborhood that values creativity, we are excited to host this spectacular arts celebration in Midtown,” Mosey said in a statement.

A schedule of events is forthcoming. We can barely wait: after last year’s DLECTRICITY, the Detroit Design Festival, and Belle Isle Public Art Exhibit, we can’t seem to get enough of arts festivals — and either can Detroit.

2011 – 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist Award and Kresge Artist Fellowship awardees:

Eminent Artists:
Bill Harris (2011)
Naomi Long Madgett (2012)

Visual Arts Fellows (2011)
Corrie Baldauf
Liz Cohen
Olayami Dabls
Design 99
John Dunivant
Bruce Giffin
Scott Hocking
Laith Karmo
Richard Lewis
Hubert Massey
Heather McGill
Mark Newport

Literary Arts Fellows (2012)
Cheryl A. Alston
Mary Jo Firth Gillet
Lolita Hernandez
Kim Hunter
Michael Hurtt
Stephen Jones
Heidi Kaloustian
Peter Markus
Ken Meisel
Marsha Music
Kathleen Pfeiffer
Mark Stryker

Performing Arts Fellows (2012)
Maria Costa
Don “Doop” Duprie
Laurie Eisenhower
Bryce Harding
Kris Johnson
Natasha “T” Miller
Terry Peake
Chris Pottinger
Ara Topouzion
Xiao Dong Wei
Shara Worden

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