The Detroit art scene which has grown greatly in recent years fueled by a long-running community and tradition and now by an influx of artists from across the nation and around the world. The following 3rd Thursday Gallery Crawl event listing from an email provided by ArtDetroitNow gives a taste of the scope of that rising scene.

However noticeably missing is the biggest event of this weekend, a massive show in a new industrial setting in Highland Park, 333 Midland which includes many of the famous 'old lions' of the Cass Corridor. It may be a turning-point indicator of the ascendance of the Cass Corridor and its gentrification that has that long time center of Detroit's art bohemia as moved on to a new gritty setting.


Cass Corridor Collective with Lo and Behold: 3rd Thursday After Party
Nine to midnight every 3rd Thursday providing poetry and musical entertainment in a unique old school vintage shopping environment with the opportunity to purchase refreshments, light snacks, fresh coffee to go. Cover charge $5.00.
9pm-12am / 10022 Jos Campau

Cafe 1923: Kate Paul's "Sketchbook Chronology"
6-9pm / 2287 Holbrook Ave.

Hatch: Hamtramck Art Collective: Carl Wilson's "Her Purse Smells Like Juicy Fruit"
An exhibit of linocut prints based on the artist's recollections of his mother after coming to the realization that he didn't know her very well at all.
6-9pm / 3456 Evaline St.


555 Gallery & Studios: Chris Brokaw & The Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Live music with Chris Brokaw solo as well as with the band, The Martha's Vineyard Ferries. Recently back from a mini UK/Euro tour, 555 is their only stop in Michigan.
Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm / 2801 W. Vernor Highway (parking off 21st St.)

Corktown Studios: Ærugo [At Last]
Ærugo [At Last]" is a collection of work By Corktown Studios co-founder, resident artist, and in-house janitor Jake Chidester ("A Pretty Good Designer and Builder of Things") "Ærugo" amalgamates hi- and low- tech design and artistic modalities while flirting with functionality, retro-futurism, suprematism, and delightful corrosion.
7-9pm / 2707 14th Street

Ditto Ditto: Sensorium Poetry Series - Readings by Thylias Moss & Kellie Nadler
Doors at 7pm, readings at 7:30 sharp / 1548 Trumbull

What Pipeline: S.O.A.P.Y. Stage III: Detroit
Servants Order ov Ancient Psychik Youth (S.O.A.P.Y.) is a cluster of individuals that have discovered certain properties as useful escapes from an anguished history. Its current incarnation hail mainly from Frankfurt,Main and Berlin. An ongoing series of exhibitions, Stage III seeks to revisit Detroit, to imbue their concoctions with the potency of local discoveries, and to pull this thread of unravelling thoughts across the Atlantic.
6-9pm / 3525 W. Vernor Hwy.

Whitdel Arts: Last week to view current exhibitions "The Deep End" and "Here / Not Here."
7-9pm / 1250 Hubbard Street, Suite B1


The Carr Center: Summer Invitational
Summer Invitational is a showcase of four diverse artists from the Detroit area. Join them for a viewing of the work of Fatima Sow, Peggy Kerwan, Corry Thompson, and Robert Piatek.
Opening 6-9pm
Artist to Artist: Artists work in isolation but isolation has its costs. Meet up with other artists, show your work, and get inspired.
Starts at 7pm / 311 E. Grand River (parking validated for Z lot located on Broadway)

Not Open: Library Street Collective


Salt & Cedar Letterpress: Leona Christie / Gavin Christie: Turns and Returns
A selection of ephemeral lists and photographs created by Gavin Christie, re-presented by his sister Leona Christie. A resident of suburban Detroit since 1976, Gavin ritually types and hand-writes memories of dates, directions, TV shows, books, stores, and snacks, as well as artist statements about his work, and other people's memories that he finds on the Internet.
6-9pm / 2448 Riopelle St. (at Fisher)

Trinosophes: Boneshaker, Earl Davis
Boneshaker is a trio made of great improvisers that have shown career-long interest in a wide span of music.
Doors open 7pm / 1464 Gratiot / Suggested donation $10-20

Not Open: Inner State Gallery, Red Bull House of Art, Signal Return

Always Brewing Detroit: Open Mic Night
starts at 6:30pm / 19180 Grand River Ave.


Celebrate business and culture on the Avenue of Fashion and visit over 25 participating venues!

Livernois Community Storefront: Revive Boutique
The Livernois Community Storefront will feature a fundraiser boutique hosted by The Links, Incorporated, with fantastic items and proceeds benefitting scholarships to historically black colleges in the region. Other businesses on Livernois will be open late with music, art, specials and more!
6-9pm / 19410 Livernois Ave.

Detroit Fiber Works: Ziwadi Majiisa Mixed Media Assemblage
Q&A with Ziwadi Majiisa, who creates colorful mixed-media works of art. Come and learn more about the meanings behind Ziwadi's message-filled assemblages
Artist Q&A starts at 7pm / 19359 Livernois Ave. (On-street metered parking, and free parking lots nearby)

Sherwood Forest Art Gallery: Fine Art Appreciation
3rd Thursday Art Exhibit with wine, cheese and refreshments and art sale.
6-9pm / 19500 Livernois

Participating Venues on Livernois include: Heavenly Creations, DCreated, Chic Couture, Noni's Sherwood Grill, The Style Gallery Flagship Boutique, GamesVille, Professional Racquet Services, Simply Casual, Casa del'Sole, Good Cakes & Bakes, Drink Green, The Style Gallery, Teasers Boutique, Times Square Men's Clothing, Superior Screen Printing, African Fabric & Fashion, Lola's on the Avenue, CDK Kreative Kreations, Mitchell's on the Avenue, Times Square Men's Clothing, Motown's Bag Lady


Cass Cafe: Marie Mason's "Prison Work"
Detroiter Marie Mason, a political and environmental activist, is serving nearly 22 years in federal prison for acts of eco-sabotage carried out in defense of the planet. Although no one was injured in any of these actions, she was sentenced to the longest prison term of anyone convicted of environmental sabotage to date.
While confined to one of the system's harshest prisons, she has become an accomplished painter, and expresses her concern for environmental issues in her work, often as a direct response to current issues.
5pm-2am / 4620 Cass Ave.

Detroit Artists Market: 2014 DAM Garden Party and Art Sale
The DAM gallery will be closed for the DAM Garden Party and Art Sale taking place at the College for Creative Studies' Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden. The Garden Party is a DAM tradition dating back to the early 1930's. It is a benefit of membership and you must be a member to attend. Admission: DAM Membership.
4-8pm / 201 E. Kirby (College for Creative Studies)

Ellen Kayrod Gallery: George R. Graveldinger, "Still Kickin"
One man show featuring recent works by George R. Graveldinger. A merit scholarship graduate of the Society for Arts and Crafts in 1951. His passion for life and ability to combine both spontaneity and skill to transform colors, textures and shapes into kinetic images gives him a unique voice.
Opening reception 4-8pm / 4750 Woodward Ave.

Elaine L. Jacob Gallery: PRAXIS
The exhibition "PRAXIS" focuses on the political factions evolving in the United States of America during the late nineteen sixties that came to fruition in the seventies, including the liberation sought by Black Power movements, the freedom from tyranny advocated by wide-spread anti-Vietnam War struggles, and the foundations of gender equity forwarded by feminist activists.
5-9pm / 480 W. Hancock

Tiff Massey's solo exhibit at Re:View

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD):
Circuit des Yeux + the Arch Mystics Concert:
Circuit des Yeux is Haley Fohr, a singular musician who works with bent electronics, delayed vocals, drifting percussion, piano, and acoustic guitar. With a rare, live performance by the Arch Mystics: fragile psychedelic and bossa nova-tinged songs from Samantha Linn and friends.
Starts at 8pm
Psychological Services: A program stocked with craft cocktails, music to elevate your mood and staffed with therapists and artists waiting to talk to you.
6-9pm / 4454 Woodward Ave.

N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art: Manuel Mendive's "Living Images"
6-9pm / 52 East Forest Ave.

Re:View Contemporary: Tiff Masey's "Vanity," and Dennis Hayes IV "Settle"
6-9pm / 444 W. Willis

Scarab Club: Emerging Artist Showcase presents "Monkey Teeth"
MonkeyTeeth is a native metro-Detroit sculptor who is fascinated with sociology and the human form. De-constructing gender roles and idol worship are main sculptural themes.
Main Gallery: Blooms, Beasts, Bugs, Juror: Rick Vian
Drop-in $5 Dr. Sketchy (7-10)
6-10pm / 217 Farnsworth Ave.

Source Booksellers: Summer Solstice Conversation with Minister Saladin.
Starts at 6pm / 4240 Cass Ave., Suite 105

Thick Air Studios: Open Studio
Like a slightly dysfunctional salmon returning erratically to spawn, Thick Air Studios will once again open their doors to any and all visitors. On display will be current works in progress, recent mistakes, and relics of projects past.
6-10pm / 2915 Cass Ave (entrance is inside the small fenced lot out back)

Not Open: CCS Center Galleries, Detroit Artists Market Gallery, Butcher's Daughter

The Pioneer: Open Studios and a movie
Popcorn and vino included. Artists, including Jeanne Bieri, will be working in their studio.
6-9pm / 2679 E. Grand Boulevard

Tangent Gallery: Little Black Helicopters, The Conspiracy Theory Show
Opening 6-11pm / 715 East Milwaukee St. / $5 cover

Untitled Bottega: Rock City Art House Opening
Featuring local visual artists Kobie Solomon, Sydney James, Tony Rave, and Bree Gant. There will be wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a "tagging" space where visitors can paint, write, and draw. A party immediately follows the opening with a DJ. And it's free! The Rock City Art House is a lifestyle brand and collaborative for Detroit's Culture Creators. The Untitled Bottega is an art space dedicated to budding visual artists, dancers and musicians, creating an inspiring and fruitful environment for creativity, innovation and interaction.
Opening 6-8pm / Launch Party 9pm-2am / 314 E. Baltimore

The Zenith at the Fisher: A uniquely designed restaurant serving Mexican and Southern fusion cuisine in the historic Fisher Building.
3011 West Grand Blvd.


Spread Art @detroit contemporary: Creative [word] Incubator
The Creative [ ] Incubator focuses on a different artistic discipline each month, inviting creatives to explore new possibilities in an improvised, collaborative performance. The Creative [word] Incubator will explore the edges and intersections of poetry, spoken word, and text-based performance, with performances by Sarah Grosky, One Single Rose, Thomas Bell, and Billy Mark
9-11pm / 5141 Rosa Parks Blvd. ($5 suggested donation)