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DIY Fest and Funky Ferndale Art Fair

Fri., Sept. 22, Sat., Sept. 23 and Sun., Sept. 24

Ferndale’s annual ode to the “Do It Yourself” ethos turns 10. In a return to the setup from past years, the DIY Fest, held on the east side of Woodward, will be joined this year with the Funky Ferndale Art Fair, held across the street on the west side — making for a formidable arts and craft double-whammy. The Funky Ferndale Art Fair is more of a traditional art fair — think sculptures, paintings, jewelry, and ceramics. Meanwhile, the DIY Fest is a little more offbeat — as in past years, you’ll find screenprinted posters, T-shirts, and even stained-glass night lights. Combined, both fests provide the perfect place to find handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts.

DIY Street Fair takes place on Woodward Avenue at Troy St.; See diystreetfair.com for more info and hours. The Funky Ferndale Art Fair is held at Nine Mile Rd. at Woodward Ave.; See funkyferndaleartfair.com for more info and hours.

http://funkyferndaleartfair.com
Downtown Ferndale (map)
9 Mile and Woodward
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone 248-546-1632
DIY Fest and Funky Ferndale Art Fair

DIY Street Fair & Funky Ferndale Art Fair

Fri., Sept. 22, Sat., Sept. 23 and Sun., Sept. 24

DIY Fest, held on the east side of Woodward, will be joined this year with the Funky Ferndale Art Fair, held across the street on the west side — making for a formidable arts and craft double-whammy. The Funky Ferndale Art Fair is more of a traditional art fair — think sculptures, paintings, jewelry, and ceramics. DIY is a little more offbeat. In past years, you’d find screenprinted posters, T-shirts, and even stained-glass night-lights. Combined, both fests provide the perfect place to find handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts.

DIY Street Fair runs Friday 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight, Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; ferndalediy.com; Funky Ferndale runs Friday 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; funkyferndaleartfair.com; Admission to both fairs is free. Free

http://funkyferndaleartfair.com
Downtown Ferndale (map)
9 Mile and Woodward
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone 248-546-1632
DIY Street Fair & Funky Ferndale Art Fair

New Wave

Fri., Sept. 22

This group show organized by Ben Venom will feature works by Rose Eken, Bob Gorman, Laurel Roth Hope, Dennis McNett, Erin M. Riley, Lucien Shapiro, Truth Never Told, Meghan McAleavy, and Venom, all of whom have created pieces that will help the viewer redefine the way they view contemporary craft. The opening reception runs from 7 to 10 p.m.; Admission is free.

Red Bull House of Art (map)
1551 Winder
Greater Detroit Area houseofart@us.redbull.com
New Wave

Strange Beautiful Music

Fri., Sept. 22, Sat., Sept. 23 and Sun., Sept. 24

New Music Detroit celebrates their decade milestone this year with a celebration at MOCAD. Doors open at 5 p.m.; Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) (map)
4454 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 832-6622
Strange Beautiful Music

Dlectricity

Fri., Sept. 22, 7 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

Dlectricity returns to Midtown for the first time since 2014 (the event, originally launched in 2012 as a biennial, was further delayed due to QLine construction). The festival of lights will feature a smaller, more walkable footprint this year, featuring light-up installations, projections, and other illuminated works of art along Woodward and John R, between the DIA and MOCAD. (The popular Light Bike Parade will also return. Organizers advise registering on the Dlectricity website, as light kits are limited.) Free

The Art of Play: A Legacy Exhibition

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 13

Jim Miller-Melberg is best known for creating mid-century modern playground equipment that most adults remember from their youth, and this show will feature his Form, Inc. playscapes, high relief, wall-mounted plaster works, and large-scale floor pieces. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; free and open to the public.

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Homemade Ice Cream: Jason Yates + Friends

Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 16

Detroit-born, Los Angeles-based artist Jason Yates will return to his hometown with his largest scale project to date. The exhibit will feature fully outfitted domestic spaces constructed inside the gallery, many of which were inspired by his childhood. Works by locals such as Martha Mysko, Jonathan Baker, Alexander Buzzalini, John Charnota, Leslie Rogers, and Victoria Shaheen will also be featured. The opening reception is Sept. 22 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Wasserman Projects (map)
3434 Russell Street
Downtown Detroit
phone 248-220-4628
Homemade Ice Cream: Jason Yates + Friends

Vital Signs for a New America + The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 14
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The University of Michigan’s Stamps Gallery has been open since March, but these simultaneously running exhibits are the space’s first non-student affairs. The Unfinished Conversation will feature video and image works by Terry Adkins, John Akomfrah, Shelagh Keeley, and Zineb Sedira. As for Vital Signs for a New America, another group exhibition, the Srimoyee Mitra-curated show will include work by Dylan Miner, Sheryl Oring, and the performance collective the Hinterlands. The show promises to use meaningful and compelling community-engaged approaches to invite people to speak out and share stories.

The Art of Containment — Vessels from the Sidney Swidler Collection

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through March 31, 2018

Sidney Swidler’s work as a modern architect helped train his eye to pick up the essential elements of form, texture, glaze selection, craftsmanship, and artistic intent, which he used to collect nearly 1,000 piece of contemporary ceramic art. In 2010, he donated around 800 of those pieces to California’s Crocker Art Museum. Seven years later, he gave 100 pieces to the FIA, a gift that resulted in this exhibit. Hours of the museum are: Monday-Friday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Flint Institute of Arts (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
The Art of Containment — Vessels from the Sidney Swidler Collection

The Border, the Ship

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 31

This disarming video exhibit by Alex Hubbard is carefully choreographed and dynamically composed, but that doesn’t mean a clear narrative will ever emerge or that any of it will make any linear sense. Hours of the museum are: Monday-Friday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Flint Institute of Arts (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
The Border, the Ship

The Eccentric Vision of William Stolpin

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 7, 2018

A prolific printmaker who created works for nearly 50 years in Holly, Stolpin himself describes his work as “eccentric.” His work revolves mostly around architecture, landscape, fantasy, abstraction, and outer space and this exhibit promises to explore his many passions. Hours of the museum are: Monday-Friday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Flint Institute of Arts (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
The Eccentric Vision of William Stolpin

Size Matters: Big and Small Works from the FIA Collection

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 30

An exploration of the museum’s most massive and most miniscule works, this exhibit promises to highlight the importance of size in the experience of art. Hours of the museum are: Monday-Friday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Flint Institute of Arts (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
Size Matters: Big and Small Works from the FIA Collection

Dlectricity 2017

Fri., Sept. 22, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

DLECTRICITY is a nighttime outdoor festival of art and light that showcases the work of emerging and established artists, architects and industrial designers in the Cultural Corridor of Midtown Detroit. Thirty-six international, national and local artists have been commissioned to illuminate the Woodward corridor, from the Detroit Institute of Arts down to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, with cutting-edge installations of light, video, performance, interactive engineering and other unexpected works of art.

Rashaad Newsome “King of Arms” Procession that launches DLECTRICITY on Friday, September 23, at 7PM. This is a New Orleans style parade that will circle around the DIA.

Family-Friendly “Electric Park” on the lawn of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), showcasing 3 interactive art installations by Carrie Morris Productions, DMET Design and Arts & Scraps.

DLECTRICITY’s Light Bike Parade is scheduled for Saturday, September 23. Staging begins at 6PM on Wayne State University’s Gullen Mall, and the ride begins at dark. This is a 4-mile ride through Midtown Detroit that is FREE to the public and perfect for families! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=34550527558

Philadelphia-based Klip Collective will have an amazing 3D video projection on the facade of the Detroit Public Library. Their project “The Librarian” will bring a parable for the Information Age, an interactive story projected onto the facade of the Detroit Public Library about a chaotic shift for a librarian that unfolds for observers through x-ray viewers.

Bluewater Technologies’ “Luminaria Magna” is a massive 25’ by 25’ square lightbox structure connected to pressure pads on the dance floor, turntables and other interactive elements that each control a different characteristic of the light. Local DJs will perform as festival visitors dance and engage with “Luminaria Magna” to create a unique display of energy efficient LED light.

DLECTRICITY is free and open to the public. For updates and more information follow DLECTRICITY on Twitter @MidtownDetroit, on Instagram @DLECTRICITY and “Like” us on Facebook @Dlectricity. Or visit our website at DLECTRICITY.com. #DLECTRICITY #DL3Bike

DLECTRICITY is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc., a nonprofit community development organization that supports economic growth in Detroit’s Midtown district. Call 313-420-6000 or visit http://midtowndetroitinc.org for additional information. Free

http://midtowndetroitinc.org

Detroit City of Design & the Future of Work

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 7

In March 2017, Detroit was invited as Guest City of Honor by fellow UNESCO City of Design Saint-Etienne, France to present exhibitions exploring the future of work at the 10th International Design Biennale in Saint-Etienne to an audience of more than 230,000. Together, these three independent, multi-disciplinary exhibitions offered a survey of the city’s interconnected movements and explored imagined futures as the definition of work itself changes in Detroit. This showcase features objects and experiences from the original exhibitions Footwork, Out of Site, and Shiftspace, alongside photos, video, and stories from the 70 Detroiters who traveled to Saint-Etienne. Free

https://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/community-outreach-and-engagement/valade-family-gallery

"Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe" Exhibition

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 8
phone 248-645-3320
artmuseum@cranbrook.edu

Cranbrook Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of "Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe," a career retrospective of one of the most important and influential designers of the twentieth century. Artmembers Always Free, Children 12 & under Always Free, Adults $10, Seniors (65 and older) $8, Students with ID $6

http://www.cranbrookartmuseum.org/exhibition/alexander-girard-a-designers-universe/
Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
"Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe" Exhibition
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