Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Yas, girl — the annual all-women Venus Rising art exhibition returns to Tangent Gallery

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 6:10 PM

click to enlarge A performer during 2018's iteration of the annual Venus Rising All-Women Art Exhibition. - JAY JURMA
  • Jay Jurma
  • A performer during 2018's iteration of the annual Venus Rising All-Women Art Exhibition.

Identifying as a woman has never been so liberating as it is now. Who would have thought pussy-grabbin’ Trump could bring us closer together, and even closer to achieving our goal of eternal international girl power? The folks behind the Venus Rising Art Show have been championing this very power for seven years running.

The two-day celebration of women in the arts returns to the Tangent Gallery with performance art, music, live painting — both canvas and body — as well as 18 shopping and food vendors. Per usual, the event will donate a portion of its proceeds to Alternatives for Girls — an organization that supports homeless and high-risk female youth with the necessary opportunities and resources to succeed. This year, the event will also collect tampons, pads, cups, and other toiletries to be distributed to homeless women in Detroit and Pontiac, thanks to the Oakland University-sponsored organization For the Love of Humanity.

The 7th annual Venus Rising All Women Art Exhibition begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, at Tangent Gallery; 715 E. Milwaukee St., Detroit; facebook.com/tangent.hsb. Preview night tickets are $45 and include food and access to discounted art; the main event is $15.



Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Most Popular

Read the Digital Print Issue

Sept. 22, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation