Arts, Culture & Entrepreneurship

The City of Detroit is celebrating our creative community's collective genius in all genres: dance, spoken word, music theatre, film, storytelling, fine arts, comedy and everything else. Our showcase is called Art Undefeated.

If you would like to be included, please send your submission to [email protected]. For videos, they must be in mp4 format (shot horizontally). Artwork and photos should be sent as jpegs. Please include your name, email address and phone number and cost of item or cost to hire. 

The deadline for the May 31 Art Undefeated Showcase is May 15. The current April showcase is airing at 7PM nightly on City Channel 22 and online on the City's cable cast. Questions? Ask Rochelle Riley, Director of Arts and Culture at [email protected]

 

 

The 37th Delta Sigma Theta Art Auction, “Inspiring Generations through Art,"  is happening this week! Proceeds support scholarships for students and the work of the artists whose works
are sold. You can view the art and bid on your favorites through May 15 at https://cbo.io/bidapp/index.php?slug=dstdac 

Art Auction

 

 

DETROIT HISTORIAL SOCIETY SEEKS METRO DETROITERS’ STORIES FOR ORAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS

 

DETROIT-  As part of its award-winning Detroit 67 Project, the Detroit Historical Society launched an oral history project to collect more than 500 firsthand accounts of the summer of 1967, the largest archive ever assembled on the topic. Now, the Society has expanded its oral history efforts with two ongoing projects:

  • For Neighborhoods: Where Detroit Lives, the Society seeks current and former Detroit residents, as well as business owners and employees, to record their experiences in different areas the city. As the city changes, these personal stories will ensure that the character of Detroit’s many enclaves is preserved. The project is supported by Michigan Humanities and PNC Bank.
  • For Detroit Responds: Stories from the Time of COVID-19, the Society seeks Metro Detroiters’ firsthand experiences with the current pandemic. Whether confronting social, economic, educational or health challenges, everyone has a story from the past year. Help others to learn more about this moment in history by contributing to the archive. This project is supported by the generosity of Sarah and Chip McClure.

What is an oral history? An oral history is the collection of history through recorded interviews of people with firsthand experiences of events. Every story adds perspective and context to Detroit’s history and none are too “small” to contribute.

Find more information and prompts to guide your submission at oralhistory.detroithistorical.org. Audio recordings or written stories can be sent through the website. Interested participants may also call 313-833-7912 or email [email protected] to schedule a one-on-one interview with an oral historian.

Neighborhoods

 

Detroit Responds