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Take5 GeorgeNNamdi

Looking for some cool things to do? Of course you are. Why not get a recommendation from someone who knows The D well and represents its cultural scene with authority? We spent a few minutes with N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art President George N’Namdi to get his take on what’s fun here.

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Detroit 10 AffordableArtAnyone who has gone to a fine art fair has spent time drooling over beautiful abstract paintings and photographs of far-away places, imagining just how sophisticated their home would look with that caliber of art on the walls. A quick check of the price tag also provides a check of reality.  

But in metro Detroit, you don’t have to set aside your love of art. Yes, you really can deck your halls without wrecking your wallet. Here's where you can do it:


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Crafts DIA
Thanks to the popularity of Pinterest, there’s no shortage of cool crafting ideas for children these days. Purchasing and storing supplies for all of them can be quite a chore, though. However, there are several spots around town where you can take your budding Picassos to get their craft on without having to worry about setting up or, in some cases, cleaning up. Here are a few of our favs:


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Art GlassAcademy DS

We can all piece together arts and crafts, like Popsicle stick puppets from our childhood, but if you’re looking for something a little more advanced — hardcore, even — metro Detroit has a variety of studios and galleries for you to have a real hands-on, artsy, good time.


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Carousel DS
Treat your tots or bring back memories of your own youth with a ride on a carousel. Here are a few great places around town to take a spin:


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