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June 13, 2017

With summer in full swing, it’s time for another Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF). In its 34th season, the festival is back with a quality slate of programs that include live music, art exhibitions, wellness events, local cuisine and outdoor film screenings. With the city of Ann Arbor as the backdrop, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

June 5, 2017

When Detroit-based electronic producer, Shigeto, performs as a part of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Mix @ The Max Concert Series on Wednesday, June 7th, you will have the opportunity to hear a part of Detroit’s electronic music scene first-hand.

June 1, 2017

With the start of summer comes festival season, and June begins with outdoor music and films from Detroit to Ann Arbor.

May 25, 2017

In our increasingly consumer-driven culture, making your product stand out is critical to a company’s bottom line. Billions of development dollars are spent every year in an effort to create recognizable brands, all of which would be logistically and aesthetically impossible without fonts, the most common form of visualized language in our digital age. 

May 12, 2017

Straight from The Source, a regular interview series taking you behind-the-scenes to Southeast Michigan’s cultural destinations to hear from the curators, programmers, leaders, doers and makers.

May 11, 2017

The ancient art of storytelling is alive and well at Wild Swan Theater. Their most recent original production, Marketplace Stories: Folktales from the Arab World, debuted at their home venue of Towsley Auditorium in Ann Arbor, and will be performed this Saturday, May 13th, at the Arab American National Museum (AANM) in Dearborn. 

May 3, 2017

Straight from The Source, a regular interview series taking you behind-the-scenes to Southeast Michigan’s cultural destinations to hear from the curators, programmers, leaders, doers and makers.

May 2, 2017

This May, we embrace classical music as we send a farewell to Dr. David DiChiera at Michigan Opera Theatre, and see the first of several community exhibitions surrounding the 1967 civil unrest at the Detroit Artists Market. 

April 20, 2017

The Scarab Club has been a Detroit art institution since its opening in October of 1928 (as the Scarab “clubhouse”). Its rich history of visiting and local artists is famously catalogued by the collection of signatures on the wood beams of its second-floor lounge. The beams display some 230-plus signatures, including those of Diego Rivera, Marcel Duchamp, Norman Rockwell, and Juliana Force—an invitation to sign the beams is means of honoring artists for “their significant and lasting contribution to the arts,” according to the Scarab Club. 

April 13, 2017

Classes at University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art & Design are racing toward the end of a busy academic year, while the administration prepares for changes that will impact the coming one. The recently opened Stamps Gallery, situated in a pedestrian-friendly location on the first floor of the McKinley Towne Center at 201 S. Division St., creates new exhibition options. With nearly 8,000 square feet of exhibition space, the downtown location replaces the Stamps School's Work Gallery (306 S. State St.) and Slusser Gallery (2000 Bonisteel Blvd.). The Slusser Gallery has been converted into fresh studio space, referred to as the "Work Commons,” for Stamps undergraduates—and is already abuzz with a variety of colorful final projects for sophomore studio students, and others.