The revival of the artistic spirit in the city of Detroit has turned into action as Playground Detroit aims to offer a 1500-square-foot space for the city creatives and opening its doors for artists in Spring 2017.
“With your help, we’ll transform an abandoned storefront space into a hub for creativity: a gallery, retail, and performance space for Detroit’s growing artistic community, the general public and the over 100 artists whose artwork we present,” Playground Detroit says on the campaign’s page. And we’ll do it hand-in-hand with those artists, showcasing their talents in exhibitions and performances over the next six months.
“The Playground will be a multi-functional space that serves as a gallery, retail storefront and event space available for pop-up activation for contemporary Detroit creators to launch and sustain successful careers by facilitating and promoting their individual artistic and social practices,” the company adds, highlighting that the space will become a retails destination for exclusive, limited edition artwork.
The space will also be “on-going pop-up retail collaboration opportunities for national brands that seek to test the Detroit market and their retail presence through our large (and growing!) audience.” The company is hoping to collect USD $75,000. Until the time of writing, the campaign have succeeded in collecting USD $14,815.
The collected money will be used to fix up the interior design and lights in the space. It will also help host exhibitions of Detroit artists next year.