The Baltimore Gallery

Positive (+) Exhibition
"+" / "Positive" is an exhibition project curated by Darryl Terrell that sheds light on ideas around Desire, Sex Positivity HIV, and Prevention. The Goal of this exhibition is to open up space for dialog around topics that are deemed taboo in marginalized communities. Interested in removing the stigma and toxic thinking around the idea of HIV, but also how desire and sex positivity relates to HIV and it's prevention. This exhibition will be in conjunction with CPAN, and World Aids Day Detroit, taking place at The Baltimore Gallery, Set to open on Dec 1 (World Aids Day)

Opening Reception, Friday, December 1st, 5-10:30pm.  [Midtown, Detroit] 
314 East Baltimore St .

Show runs through December 20th.

Reyes Projects

Reyes Projects Openings!
Reyes Projects is excited to present two solo exhibitions featuring new works by Los Angeles artist Edgar Bryan's "Sea Creatures" and New York artist Adrianne Rubenstein with "Liner Note". The gallery will host an opening reception on December 1st from 6-8PM and the works will be on view through Janurary 20th.

Opening Reception, Friday December 1st, 6-8pm. [Birmingham] 
100 South Old Woodward Ave.

Show runs through January 20th.
Simone DeSousa Gallery

A Painting Show
For our annual end of year group exhibition, Simone DeSousa Gallery is pleased to present "A Painting Show," including gallery artists and invited artists in a total of 24 participants showcasing works that relate to each artist's interpretation of what constitutes a "painting." The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, December 2, with a reception from 7-10 pm, in conjunction with Midtown's Noel Night, and is on view through December 23.

Opening Reception, Saturday December 2nd, 7-10pm. [Midtown,Detroit]
444 W. Willis St., Unit 112

Show runs through December 23rd.


Epiphany Studios

2017 Holiday Show
Join us for our annual Holiday Show! This 3-day event is always an incredible amount of fun. The studio will be open for guests of all ages to browse new hand-blown glass sculptures, purchase one-of-a-kind glass gifts and ornaments, eat and drink with friends, watch glassblowing demonstrations, and participate in hands-on workshops. Admission is Free! For $55 an expert glassblower will help you make a beautiful icicle ornament. Workshops will be held every hour, but don't wait to sign up! They tend to fill up very quickly. During the event, all items in the gallery will be 15% off!

Opening Reception, Friday, December 1st, 12-6pm.  [Pontiac] 

770 Orchard Lake Rd.


Virginia Rose Torrence
I am searching for the piece as I make it. The process is a collaboration between myself and the materials -- vestiges of time that I am piecing together onto a singular plane. The shards are waste, failures, and discarded objects. Some of the remnants are broken and abandoned ceramics from art school projects. Others are fragments I have collected from the river shoreline, which have been eroded by wind and water over time.

Opening Reception, Friday December 1st, 6-9pm. [Eastern Market] 
1464 Gratiot Ave.

Show runs through January 14th.
The Scarab Club

Noel Night at the Scarab Club
Extended Noel Night hours! View the 104th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition and SC artist studios. Two bars with beer, wine & spirits, hot chocolate & cider. Outside, a food truck rally and Rocket Fiber - Detroit's faster, friendlier internet - will have their mobile showroom parked in front of club, serving coffee and cookies and handing out awesome Rocket Fiber swag to all Noel Night attendees. Stop by and meet the team bringing super-fast, reliable internet and helpful, authentic, out-of-this-world client care to Detroit. Visit Santa by the fire, create a make-and-take kid-friendly craft. Brows

Saturday December 2nd, 5-10pm. [Midtown, Detroit]
217 Farnsworth


KO Gallery

No Signal
KO Studio Gallery is excited to present "No Signal" an exhibition featuring the works of Kaylie Kaitschuck and Dustin Cook. Kaylie Kaitschuck is a Detroit based textile artist, who's works convey messages about our environment, community, and everyday life. Inspired by landscapes, technology, communication, and memory, she creates expressive scenes of alternate realities based on the day to day. Dustin is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Detroit. Dustin creates sculptural works, paintings and installations that expand on the theme of playfulness.

Opening Reception, Saturday, December 2nd, 7-10pm.  [Hamtramck] 
9536 Jos Campau

Glass Academy

Holiday in Glass Show and Sale
Join us December 2nd & 3rd, 2017 from 10:00am-5:00pm (both days) as we celebrate the holidays! Enjoy live glassblowing demonstrations and a showcase of unique handcrafted glass for sale. Admission is free for this all-ages event which features seasonal favorites like our signature glass ornaments, candy canes, snowmen, Christmas trees, and decorative bowls.

Saturday December 2nd, 10-5pm. [Dearborn] 
25331 Trowbridge St.

Show runs through December 23rd.
The Gallery at Marygrove College

Marygrove College's Final Exhibition: Senior Show
Opening: Friday, December 1st from 5pm-8pm. Join us as we celebrate our final Senior Show! Our seniors has been working day and night to make sure we go out with a bang! Artists include, Courtney Dickerson, Veronique Eason, Rachael Fuller, Jazzae RoyalEmpress Leigh, Bertice Jean Hubbard, Reem Nahass, Charlene Peck, and Michael Shelton. This will also be our final exhibition at Marygrove College, so we welcome you to help celebrate the many years that this Gallery, Department and College has served our Detroit community and educated thousands of students for nearly a century.

Opening Reception, Friday December 1st, 5-8pm. [Livernois, Detroit]
28425 W McNichols Rd.

Other Events 

University of Michigan Museum of Art:
World AIDS Day: Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings
Detroit Is The New Black: 
Tony Rave - King Of Broken Hearts

Michigan Theater :
Justine Mahoney's sculptures and collages have captivated audiences for their deceptively innocent approach to exploring the dark side of human existence.
Thursday November 30th, 5:10-6:30pm. [Ann Arbor] 603 E Liberty St.

University of Michigan Museum of Art:
A series of talks by leading curators and thinkers in African art will launch a reimagining process for the forthcoming reinstallation of UMMA's Robert and Lillian Montalto Bohlen Gallery of African Art.
Thursday, November 30th, 7-8:30pm. [Ann Arbor] 525 S State St.

22 North:
Come join us during December's First Fridays in Ypsilanti and hear artists from "Chimera" discuss their work.
Friday December 1st, 7-9pm. [Ypsilanti] 22 North St.

Art Writing

Read short essays on 85 Detroit artists

NEW! 85 Carole Morisseau

84 Tom Phardel 
Detroit Art Review

Keith Haring @ 
Cranbrook Art Museum

Abstract Minded: Works by Six Contemporary African Artists

Monet: Framing Life @ 
Detroit Institute of Arts