More than 14 million people attend arts and culture events every year in Michigan. And what’s even cooler is that more than half of them are totally free (thanks for the stats, Culture Source). There are art fairs in small towns, concerts every night and underground art parties happening across the city. If you’re looking to get connected, learn from some of the local experts and resources we’ve tapped into here.
If you’re still not sure where to turn, just Text a Detroiter and someone in the scene will help you get connected.
Performance of artist Nick Cave’s Here Hear exhibit
Artist Village, Detroit
Learn from a local
Learn from a local about their favorite art and culture venues across the region
Best of Downtown - Walking Tour3:00 pm Hard Rock Cafe
March 2019 Detroit Design Network Office Hours2:00 pm Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters
March 2019 Detroit Design Network Office Hours2:45 pm Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters
March 2019 Detroit Design Network Office Hours3:30 pm Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters
Art & Architecture - Downtown Walking Tour1:00 pm Roasting Plant
Connect to the Scene
Local publication for news, art, culture, food, drink, music and more
Detroit Is It
Online publication for Detroit culture, design and history
Online publication to support and develop opportunities for creatives, artists and residents to enhance and sustain Detroit’s creative economy
In the Loop Poetic Haven
A bulletin board for poets, hosts and promoters of open mic venues and shows throughout the metro area
InsideOut Literary Arts Project
A local organization inspiring students to think broadly, create bravely and share their voices with the outside world
Detroit Passport to the Arts
An introduction to the arts and culture scene for young professionals
Contemporary art museum for visual, literary, music and performing arts
Statewide organization developing creative people, places and economies through research, advocacy and practice.
Red Bull Arts
Artist residence and gallery space
After 5 Detroit
Resource helping people connect to all things Detroit "after 5"