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Also known as DAM and established in 1932, the Detroit Artists Market's main goal was to provide income and recognition to young local artists. It has come a long way since its inception, and today represents the best in Detroit's pulsating art scene. Its name was changed in 1936 from the original Detroit Young Artists Market to the present-day name to suit the changing trend of promoting artists of all ages. It is rightly regarded as the best place to purchase local art in Detroit. Located on Detroit's bustling Woodward Avenue, the DAM plays host to exhibitions by illustrious artists not just from Detroit, but all across the world and has become a major venue to identify budding talent.
View nearly 60,000 amazing works of art at the Detroit Institute of the Arts. 100 galleries are filled with sculptures, paintings, and other artworks that will fascinate. The Thinker, the famous sculpture by Auguste Rodin is placed near the entrance. Permanent collections in the museum include Islamic, Flemish, pre-Columbian, European, African, Asian, and American art. Cultural events are held throughout the year at the auditorium and recital hall.
Located in Dearborn, this academy dedicated to all things glass. Founded by artists Michelle Plucinsky and Chris Nordin, Glass Academy strives to promote and educate on the art of glass blowing. Various programs and courses on this unique art are offered throughout the year, as well as a variety of workshops and events. A one-of-a-kind attraction, find out more about this fragile artwork by paying a visit to the academy.
One of the area's most prestigious avant-garde art museums, Cranbrook Art Museum features acclaimed contemporary painters, sculptors, promising new artists who display challenging and cutting-edge exhibitions. The museum's permanent collection highlights the accomplishments of decades of Cranbrook graduates from many different mediums. This is a popular gathering spot for local artists and art critics and is the center of a vibrant artistic community.