Oct 10

Knight Arts Challenge announces winners, $1.3 million in grants

By: Micah Walker - Detroit Free Press (Excerpt)  For artists looking to make their big break in the cultural arts scene, all it takes is a 150-word description of their latest project and they could win thousands of dollars.  That's what happened for the 36 winners in the 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit. Creative types from across the arts spectrum, including film, theater, literature, music, and artwork, will share more than $1.3 million in grants. The winners will be celebrated Thursday event at the Garden Theater in Detroit, the organization said in a news release.  This year's...

By Chris Hughes

5:19 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Oct 10

Detroit's contemporary art museum to undergo 'top-to-bottom' renovation

By: Julie Hinds - Detroit Free Press (Excerpt) Since opening its doors in 2006, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit has made a name for itself in the international art world. Now it's poised to achieve the one thing that's missing: a physical renovation of its building and outdoor site that matches its world-class reputation. At Friday's 13th annual gala and benefit art auction, MOCAD will officially launch its Future Fund campaign to raise $15 million for capital improvements for a museum that shows the best and latest in the visual arts, but also serves as a hub for music, literary...

By Chris Hughes

7:01 AM

Tagged: North Cass

Sep 06

High-profile hotels, movie theater coming to Woodward in Midtown

By: JC Reindl - Detroit Free Press (Excerpt) Woodward Avenue is the spine of Detroit's thriving Midtown district, yet even amid the flurry of new luxury-branded apartments and artisanal small plates restaurants, some highly visible properties along the avenue have stayed vacant or underutilized. Now, those development gaps are moving closer to being filled by new residential, retail, commercial and hotel buildings.   Read this article in its entirity HERE. 

By Chris Hughes

7:00 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Jun 10


Photo: Detroit Square team members (left to right): Jean Louis Farges (Akoaki), Harley Etienne (U-M Taubman College), Anya Sirota, Olivier Phillipe (Agency Ter); John Marshall (U-M Stamps School and Taubman College, rootoftwo); Donald Carpenter (Drummond Carpenter, U-M alum); and Cezanne Charles (rootoftwo, U-M alum). Photo by Daryle Marshke/Michigan Photography.   June 10, 2019 (Detroit) – An international collaborative of designers, including Paris, France-based Agence Ter with Detroit-based Akoaki, rootoftwo, and Harley Etienne are the winners of the DIA Plaza | Midtown Cultural...

By Chris Hughes

11:00 AM

Tagged: Art Center

May 08

Clothing manufacturing hub finds home with Carhartt in Midtown

By: Annalise Frank, Crain's Detroit Business Excerpt "An effort by a local coalition of clothing makers to create a nonprofit industrial sewing center in Detroit is coming to life in space donated by workwear company Carhartt Inc. The Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC) will aim to grow the city's clothing manufacturing industry from above Carhartt's Midtown retail shop on Cass Avenue, according to a news release. The ISAIC effort is two-pronged. Its nonprofit institute oversees a nationally recognized apparel industry apprenticeship program that will be implemented at its...

By Anonymous

2:45 PM

Tagged: Wayne State

Mar 21

Major new high-rise, mixed-use project announced for Midtown Detroit

By: John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press Excerpt: "A major new development called The Mid that would include two new towers in Detroit's Midtowndistrict was announced Thursday. A development partnership called 3750 Woodward Avenue LLC announced plans for its mixed-usedevelopment on a 3.8-acre site along Woodward Avenue. Plans call for a boutique hotel, luxurycondominiums, co-living housing, multifamily housing, retail space, parking and a variety of publicspaces, according to the group's media material. With a total investment estimated at $310 million, the initial phase of The Mid is...

By Anonymous

4:50 PM

Tagged: Medical Center, North Cass

Jun 29

Eco Homes add single-family homes in Detroit's Midtown

By John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press These days, big projects like Ford’s Michigan Central Station and the Hudson's skyscraper hog most of the publicity. But sometimes the more modest projects in Detroit offer compelling stories, too. Today let's look at what are informally known as Eco Homes, a development of single-family houses now under construction at 4th and Alexandrine on the western edge of Detroit's Midtown district.  The modest project — about 20 houses will be built — is notable for several reasons. The site is the only one in Midtown zoned for single-family houses. Each...

By Anonymous

10:54 AM

Tagged: North Cass

May 22

As seen in Flightnetwork's Article - 72 hours in Detroit

Midtown Detroit and the Inn on Ferry Street are featured in Flightnetwork's "72-hours in Detroit"!     Markets, Murals and More for 72 Hours in Detroit Category:   Uncategorized   By Lisa B | May 17, 2018       Photo credit: Bryan Debus   Detroit might not be one of the most known US cities, and maybe not be one you have considered exploring on a holiday, but this awesome town is having a comeback! Almost reinventing itself, Detroit has become a place you should absolutely write on your list of US cities you have to visit. Markets, murals, art, distilleries, cool attractions and lots...

By Elise Fields

8:40 AM

Tagged: Cass Park

Apr 03

DIA Plaza | Midtown Cultural Connections Project | RFQ

Detroit Institute of Arts in Partnership with Midtown Detroit Inc.announce design competition for DIA Plaza and Midtown Cultural Connections project   April 3, 2018 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and Midtown Detroit Inc. (MDI) announced today it is sending a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to landscape architecture and urban design teams for a “DIA Plaza and Midtown Cultural Connections” design competition. The design competition centers around enhancing and enlivening the DIA’s exterior campus and seeks an outstanding integrated design team for developing an urban and...

By Annmarie Borucki

12:59 PM

Tagged: Art Center

Feb 06


SMART Unveils FAST   What is FAST? Frequent. Affordable. Safe. Transit. FAST is a new service powered by SMART, which offers limited stops and connects the suburbs to downtown quickly and easily.  The new high-frequency service travels along three of Detroit’s busiest corridors, Gratiot, Woodward, and Michigan, and only stops at designated FAST stops.  Unlike the traditional SMART routes, where there are stops on nearly every block, FAST only stops about every mile. This allows us to streamline the service and provide better access to destinations and transfer points. FAST buses come...

By Elise Fields

11:02 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods