Detroit’s Library Street Collective to celebrate 10 years with one-night-only exhibit

‘It Takes a Village’ will also serve as a fundraiser for skatepark designed by Tony Hawk to open in 2023

click to enlarge Library Street Collective's future skatepark in partnership with Jefferson East. - Skatepark rendering by NewLine Skateparks
Skatepark rendering by NewLine Skateparks
Library Street Collective's future skatepark in partnership with Jefferson East.

More than 70 artists who’ve displayed their work at the Library Street Collective gallery in Detroit will come together for a one-night-only exhibit on Friday, Sept. 2.

Olivia Guterson’s intricate floral paintings and Jason REVOK’s dripping geometrical patterns will be part of the show, dubbed It Takes a Village. Other featured artists include Charles McGee, Cydney Camp, Judy Bowman, Phillip K. Smith III, Michael Thorpe, Ryan McGinness, José Parlá, and more.

The work will be spread across LSC and sister gallery Louis Buhl & Co, located in Detroit’s trendy art alley, The Belt.

It Takes a Village is also a fundraiser for the gallery’s forthcoming public skatepark in Detroit’s East Village Neighborhood. The skatepark is a partnership with local non-profit Jefferson East and is designed by pro skater Tony Hawk and artist McArthur Binion.

click to enlarge Kaylie Kaitschuck, “finger boarding saved my life” (2022), yarn on felt and mini skateboards; on view as part of It Takes a Village at Library Street Collective. - Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo
Kaylie Kaitschuck, “finger boarding saved my life” (2022), yarn on felt and mini skateboards; on view as part of It Takes a Village at Library Street Collective.

It was first announced in 2021 as part of LSC’s ambitious art campus project, The Shepherd, which includes a repurposed 110-year-old Romanesque church and the Charles McGree Legacy Park dedicated to the late Detroit artist.

Both the skatepark and the Charles McGee Legacy Park are slated to open in the spring of 2023.

It Takes a Village will be up from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2 at Library Street Collective; 1274 Library St., Detroit; lscgallery.com.

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