This April, Detroit will come alive as the canvas for Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience (AXD), a free celebration of Detroit's thriving arts scene. In the city's galleries and museums throughout Detroit's Midtown, Downtown and Eastern Market, the public is invited to experience visual art installations, dance, musical and theatrical performances, film screenings, literary readings, workshops, panels & more, featuring the works of the nearly 40 Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows from 2013 and 2014.
Staged over three weekends (April 9–12, 16–19, 25–26) at nearly 20 venues throughout the city, a special visual arts exhibition will run at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) from April 9 to 26. A complete schedule of festival programming is available here.
Opening night: Thursday, April 9, 5pm–11pm
The opening night of Art X Detroit is a free multi-venue celebration on Thursday, April 9, 5–11pm. The evening will open with a reading and lecture by cultural critic Lynne Tillman and festivities will kick off at 7pm with a cash bar, hors d'ouevres and live DJ mixes at MOCAD and The N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art. The AXD 2015 visual arts exhibition will open to the public, while AXD artists will present film screenings, live performances and more at DIA Detroit Film Theatre and Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Box.