Detroit has all the charm and faded splendor of hand-me-down leather jacket. Its exploding art scene comes from government subsidies for artists to take over abandoned inner-city neighborhoods. The result: diversity, innovation and amazing art galleries.   



Detroit Artists Market
4719 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA/ 1 313-832-8540/
Tuesday - Saturday, 11 AM- 6 PM

The Detroit Artists Market is an institution located in the heart of Detroit’s arts scene. It was founded in 1932 as a venue in which local artists could sell their work. Having stood the test of time, the Market has been the oldest not-for-profit gallery in the Midwest. Located in the Midtown neighborhood of Detroit, close to Wayne State University and the Detroit Institute of Arts, this is a great place to see work from up-and-coming artists and to feel the pulse of the buzzing Detroit contemporary art scene.


4731 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48208, USA/ 1 313-355-3273/

4731 is a notable community of artists and curators. A regenerated urban space with a creative and collaborative atmosphere, the building not only houses an award-winning gallery, but it also comprises 31 studio spaces for local artists. This innovative set-up, set to the backdrop of the charming Woodbridge area, has won 4731 multiple awards and a reputation as one of the most exciting spaces in the city.


The Heidelberg Project
3600 Heidelberg St, Detroit, MI 48207, USA/ 1 313-974-6894/

The Heidelberg Project (“HP”) is a Detroit-based community organization designed to improve the lives of people and neighborhoods through art. Our mission is to inspire people to appreciate and use artistic expression to enrich their lives and to improve the social and economic health of their greater community.
The theory of change for the Heidelberg Project begins with the belief that all citizens, from all cultures, have the right to grow and flourish in their communities. The HP believes that a community can redevelop and sustain itself, from the inside out, by embracing its diverse cultures and artistic attributes as the essential building blocks for a fulfilling and economically viable way of life.


Scarab Club
217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202, USA/ 1 313-831-1250/
Wednesday - Saturday, 12 AM- 5 PM

Whether your interest is in the visual, musical, or literary arts, the Scarab Club has a variety of offerings that will energize and inspire you. Join us for an exhibition, concert, poetry reading and more. Visual art can be discovered at the Scarab Club in many inspiring forms such as painting & drawing, photography, and new media. From gallery exhibitions (juried, invitational, and member) to community sketch sessions & workshops, the Scarab Club makes every effort to provide services for established and emerging artists as well as enthusiasts in the community.


N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
52 E Forest Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA/ 1 313-831-8700/
Tuesday - Saturday, 11 AM - 6 PM

The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art is a nonprofit dedicated to enlightenment through the arts. Created by George N’Namdi, this state of the art facility includes four exhibition spaces, including indoor and outdoor performance areas. George N’Namdi is a leading art dealer, with 30+ years experience as a gallery owner. The Center continues N’Namdi’s work in the preservation of master artists and providing local artists a home for their art, including performance art and experiential theater. The Center also offers an array of programming including juried shows, lectures, art invitationals, family events, and an artist in residence program. The N’Namdi Center Complex houses Seva, a vegetarian restaurant; a gift and bookstore; wine bar; and additional boutique stores.