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10Best Gabriel-Richard riverwalk

Detroit goes by many names — the Motor City, Motown, Hockeytown, America’s great comeback city, just to name a few. USA Today’s 10Best recently crowned The D with several other flattering titles:


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Take5 MikelBresee

Art can be translated in different ways but still have the same effect on people. Detroit is home to many wonderful artists and neighborhoods deserving of the spotlight. This is why we went to Mike Bresee, director of the community arts partnerships at the College for Creative Studies, to ask him:

How does art benefit the city and neighborhoods of Detroit?


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FallExhibits Exterior of Gridiron Glory Exhibit Kristina Sikora KMS Photography

With the falling leaves, pumpkin harvests and costume parades peppering October, you might not be thinking of heading indoors. But when blustery weather threatens your weekend, fear not! Detroit’s science and art meccas have an exciting season ahead — and it’s rainproof, wind-proof and chill-proof.


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MOCAD NEKST-mural-1

Nestled between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Institute of Arts in Midtown, there’s a lesser known but equally stimulating hub of art and culture: The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.


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SmallTheaters Fillmore DS

Small stages, big performances. In live performance, the size of the stage has little to do with the quality of the show. So next time you hit the town, consider getting your fill of music and theater at one of Detroit’s more intimate — but by no means less grand — performance venues.


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