Somerset Collection Studio Opens in Detroit’s Metropolitan Building, Promotes Local Artists and Designers

Somerset Collection Studio at The Metropolitan Building in downtown Detroit is opening The Detroit Collection, an “innovative shopping experience” with products made exclusively by Detroit artists and designers, and features live art installations, launching this week with Luna-TIC.
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Somerset Collection Studio at The Metropolitan Building in downtown Detroit is opening The Detroit Collection with products made by Detroit artists and designers. // Courtesy of Somerset Collection
Somerset Collection Studio at The Metropolitan Building in downtown Detroit is opening The Detroit Collection with products made by Detroit artists and designers. // Courtesy of Somerset Collection

Somerset Collection Studio at The Metropolitan Building in downtown Detroit is opening The Detroit Collection, an “innovative shopping experience” with products made exclusively by Detroit artists and designers, and features live art installations, launching this week with Luna-TIC.

The mission of The Detroit Collection is to celebrate the art, architecture, actors, authors, and artisans of today and tomorrow that move Detroit forward.

Merchandise sold at the studio range from brands including Pingree Detroit, Iconic Detroit, and Detroit Rose, to artwork from Epiphany Glass and Pewabic Pottery. All proceeds from purchases at Somerset Collection Studio will benefit local arts charities.

Somerset Collection Studio also will shine a spotlight on local artists and design talent with periodic appearances from fashion designers, authors, jewelry makers, painters, and more.

Artist Luna-TIC will kick-off the series starting this week by live painting a mural at the Studio entitled, “Designated Passenger.” Luna-TIC is an artist and designer born and raised in Detroit whose work pulls inspiration from a curation of life experiences, culture, and expressionism with an underlying message to “be you not them,” which is a common theme in her art and apparel.

Luna-TIC will be live painting Sept. 23 from 2-6 p.m. and Sept. 24 from 7-9 p.m.

Somerset Collection Studio is open Wednesday to Saturday and is located at 33 John R St. in The Metropolitan Building. Hours of operation may vary.

For more information, visit here.

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