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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The return of the Dirty Show

Posted By on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Giant erotic art spectacular The Dirty Show will be returning for its 15th year on February 7, 8, 14, 15, and this year it's being held at the Russell Exhibition Center. The shows run between 8:30 p.m. and 2 a.m., and tickets are $25-$30.

An official announcement reads, “he largest annual Erotic Art exhibit in the world, The Dirty Show returns for it's 15th year in a new, more spacious and attendee friendly venue commencing Friday, February 7th followed by Saturday, February 8th, Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th. This years special guest artists are Multi- Media artist, Pat Oleszko and world renowned photographer, Naomi Harris who will join over two hundred outstanding international, national and local artists.
This years Dirty Show® will be the first public event in the new 36,000 square foot Russell Industrial Exhibition Center. The space is two stories high with catwalks spanning the length of the room, it is the 6th venue to house the exhibition. Even with the epoxied floors it still has the raw industrial Detroit vibe that really jibes which has been as much a part of the the Dirty Show® as the art.
When asked about the highlights of the 15th Dirty Show, Founder and Artist, Jerry Vile said that, “The new venue blew us away, it feels like an indoor football field. This allows the exhibition to grow in ways we never imagined, like being able to showcase Olezko’s massive inflatable works. Of course our attendees probably appreciate the shiny new restrooms, which we had alsp outgrown in the previous venues.”
The Dirty Show has become more than a yearly Erotic Art event, it's now a major Detroit cultural event as well as a rite of passage for over a generation.

Last year’s event was a critical success, and we’re looking forward to its return.


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