DETROIT — Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience will happen in Midtown this spring as the free, five-day arts experience celebrates Detroit’s arts scene April 10-14. Throughout more than a dozen venues in the vibrant Midtown district, the public is invited to experience a collection of visual art installations, dance, musical and theatrical performances, literary readings, and much more created by the Kresge Eminent Artists and Kresge Artist Fellowship Awardees. Art X Detroit is funded by the Kresge Foundation. A complete schedule of events is available at www.artxdetroit.com.
“A thriving arts and cultural community not only enriches the quality of life for residents and visitors to southeastern Michigan, but inspires fresh ideas and fuels the creative vitality of the region,” Rip Rapson, Kresge’s president and CEO, said. “In attracting local, national, and international audiences to experience the works of these artists, Art X Detroit celebrates the Detroit metropolitan area as a hub of innovation and human energy. We’re proud to support the event and celebrate the Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows.”
The Kresge Foundation has provided $2 million to support more than 70 artists living and working in Metro Detroit through its Kresge Eminent Artist and Artist Fellowship programs since 2008. The Eminent Artist and Artist Fellowship programs are administered by the College for Creative Studies.
In addition to the support of the Kresge Foundation, Art X Detroit is supported by its partners ArtServe Michigan, the College for Creative Studies, and MOCAD. It is produced by Midtown Detroit Inc., a nonprofit organization that has spearheaded reinvestment in Midtown through the arts, beautification, and economic development.
RSVP by April 8 at www.artxdetroit.com/opening-night or call 313-420-6000.