What: New paintings by seven local tattoo artists.
Where: 323 East Gallery, 323 E. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-246-9544; 323east.com.
When: Displays through March 18.
Presented by Big Top Tattoo and Signature Tattoo, Clean as a Whistle features new watercolor paintings by seven Detroit-area tattoo artists. Curated by underground artist and tattooer Mark Heggie, the show is offered as an alternative to the average straight-laced, wine-and-cheese fine art show. According to Heggie, the eclectic array of works on display is sure to appeal to a wide range of folks, both with ink and without: "We're catering to art collectors, we're catering to our groupie fans and we're catering to people who just want a pretty painting to put on the wall for $50. We're not trying to exclude anybody." Along with paintings by Heggie himself, the display also features works by Tyler Hemmingsen, Garth Hixon, Davey James, Nick Kelly, Dan Rick and Sam Wolfe.
Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.