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June 20, 2013 - Venues open late with special events, exhibitions + offerings.
Bottom Line Coffee House
The Butchers Daughter
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery
Rowland Cafe & Espresso Bar What Pipeline 
Whitdel Arts

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555 Gallery
Closing reception for Art Is Fun / Rock 'n Roll Art Show with Mary Cotter, Gwen Joy and johnny LZR. With live performance by Blue Pontiac, back by popular demand! 555-style refreshments
Open until 9pm, stop by and treat yourself to any number of their goodies!  Eat well, do good is their motto.  

The grand re-opening of the Butcher's Daughter in midtown, presenting a solo exhibition by Robert Platt: "Insubstantial Pageants of the Mind's Eye"


Corridor Collective Gallery
The Ypsi Gypsies art exhibit and sale located in Brush Park at 2944 Woodward Avenue.



Cass Cafe 

On view: "Spirit Awakens" featuring Detroit artists Tamm Whitty and Warren Wells


2013 Garden Party and Art Sale: an annual event at the beautiful home of Angela Topacio and Matt DiDio, in historic Woodbridge. Artist's work for sale include paintings, prints, photographs, fiber, jewelry, glass, ceramics and more. Entertainment by Steve Jarosy Latin and Flamenco Trio.


"Art Ethereal:  Beauty and the Beast," showcasing the photography of Sebastian Sullen and works by artist Ashley Marie Williams and Alphonso Cox. Nano brewery, Batch Brewery will be pouring hand crafted beers and enjoy DJ/Music, light refreshments and Michigan wines.



"HYPERTENSION" brings together multi-media artists and designers whose work reflects the blurring of artistic disciplines evident in our contemporary visual culture. Light refreshments served.


An artist reception for emerging artist, Miranda Wedge. Miranda is an illustrator and has created a show of city-inspired drawings through both digital and traditional medium.  Also featuring Michele Roger on the harp, playing classical, folk and light rock. Help them celebrate their 2nd anniversary. Enjoy coffee tastings and light desserts.


Germack Coffee Roasting Co.

An evening of music, presenting Pink Lightning and Julian Paaige. Espresso bar open all evening.

Doors open 6:30pm 


Hatch: a Hamtramck Art Collective

"SAY YES!" a solo exhibition by David Edward Parker featuring images of objects that refuse the notion of linear time and story telling; instead they present all the stories in a single moment. This moment is an endless middle, where there is not resolution--only the continual same. Artist talk by David Parker between 5-9pm.


Jo's Gallery

Featuring the paintings of Dr. Darcova Triplett, at their gallery located at 19376 Livernois Avenue.


Help Live Coal Gallery come up with its next mural to be installed in the Historic Woodbridge neighborhood.  They will have a variety of art materials available for use--all they need is your creativity.


LT Graphics Artist Showroom

Located within the Sugar Hill Arts District, LT Graphics Artist Showroom caters the creativity in you and are offering a 25% discount on all purchases for the evening.


This is MBAD's first time staying open late on 3rd Thursday. They are a major repository for African artifacts- including sculptures, textiles, pottery, and bead works dating back hundreds of years, from countless cultures throughout Africa.


Jill Stodola, author of "Cadavers and Cocktails: A collection of true stories from dark to light."  Michigan Artisans will also be giving away free gifts with the first ten purchases.


A pop-up woman's clothing store at 52 East Forest.


Celebrate local artists with light fare, music and more. Featuring the art of thirteen-year-old, Isabella Buzynski.


National Conference of Artists, Michigan

Located at 18100 Meyers Road in the Northwest Activities Building in Northwest Detroit is exhibiting "New Paintings by Dwight Smith" on view through July 15.  For further information call 313.342.1786


The businesses located within the N'Namdi Center campus (Seva Vegetarian Restaurant, Milieu Woman's Boutique and the N'Namdi Gallery) are donating 10% of sales to the Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of Detroit.
On view:  "50 Years of Abstraction"
Businesses open 11am-9pm.


The Dunch Club: is serving vegan and vegetarian fare.
Basic Kind Lecture #2: Banu Cicek Tulu and David Caro Moreno 

These two artists in residence from different countries and disciplines combine their knowledge and their common ground "music". They will be giving a lecture on the process of creation and participation in an interdisciplinary investigation. The artists will share their own artistic methodology that they are creating between scientific investigation (collecting data, archival research, etc) and formal/informal relations with local/international participants.
Lecture 7-8pm.  Dunch Club served 2-8pm.  DJ Set following lecture.  

"Cuffs Raise Cash to Battle Cancer," a premiere trunk show of renowned Michigan jewelry designer, Dina Lamontagne.  Enjoy Tuscan treats and refreshing libations. Lamontagne's pieces are one-of-a-kind elegant and hand hammered.  Some are graced with organice leaves and bezel set pearls or hard core up-cycled exhaust pipe cuffs for an industrial and chic twist. 
Pilar Cot is playing music. Check out the "Cycle 4" show on view until end of July and the 'Cycle 5" artists at work.
Simone DeSousa: "Myriad of One" is on view through June 29.


In conjunction with the 10th Annual Jazzin' on Jefferson outdoor music festival, the Jefferson East Business Association (JEBA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Urban Priorities Committee worked with local entrepreneurs, architects, and artists to create June on Jefferson - a month-long pop-up business series.  


Opening reception and award's presentation for Rodin-Detroit's Summertime Show. Wine and light refreshments served. The juried Summertime Show features assemblage, drawing, encaustic, fiber, mixed media,  painting, and photography from 26 artists. All art for sale and offered commission-free.


Scarab Club

On View:  "The Paintings of Shadia," a one-night solo show displaying the Paintings of Shadia.  Also on view, "Blooms, Bugs and Beasts" through June 29. 



Skitts in the Pit.  Edmond Jones, playwright and his actors are creating a skit about the book "Fatherfood" by Bill Cosby. Suggested donation $10.00. The book is for sale at the store.   



"Mary Ann Aitken Black Abstract 1983-2011" is a comprehensive book about the career of artist Mary Ann Aitken (b. Detroit, 1960 - d. New York, 2012). A full-color, 96 page catalog, this release brings to light rarely seen works by Aitken, spanning the length of her career as a painter, art therapist and observer of the subtle beauty found in the every day. The catalog features a forward by lifelong friend Ed Fraga, an essay by Trinosophes director Rebecca Mazzei, and catalog design by What Pipeline directors Daniel Sperry and Alivia Zivich.


Over 15 artists open up their studios and are on hand to discuss their work.  Light refreshments served.


View new wall work, luminous sculpture, and a bathroom installation by the members of the collective, Thick Air Studios. Located at 2914 Cass Avenue, in the north half of the building housing Temple Bar. Guests enter through back door, inside the small gated portion of their copious parking lot.


The show "Mary Ann Aitken Black Abstract 1983-2011" will be open for viewing



Documenting and Presenting Artwork Workshop.  Hosts Jenclare Gwaran and Rebecca Vogel-McGowan.   Don't learn the hard way - Whitdel is offering a range of workshops to cover the skills you need outside of your studio practice to further your career.



**Please Note:  Center Galleries, Fun House Gallery, Kunsthalle and Salt & Cedar are closed this month**


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