With an internationally acclaimed institution like the Detroit Institute of Arts housing its veritable trove of treasures — and new indie galleries for local artists seemingly popping up every day — Detroit really does have a vibrant, world-class art scene. Which is why we knew it would be a fool’s errand to attempt to neatly document and categorize for our annual Fall Art Guide. Instead, here’s a taste of what’s coming up in the fall season and beyond. You’ll find happenings of all sorts, from some big names at the DIA to burlesque to artist lectures. Have any tips on upcoming arts happenings? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center \\ 1516 S Cranbrook Rd., Birmingham; 248-644-0866; bbartcenter.org. Adaptation: Transforming Books Into Art Features the work of 17 local and international artists transform books into sculptural objects. Sept. 19-Nov. 7. Mp>Café 1923 \\ 2287 Holbrook, Hamtramck Crystal Mielcarek: September Soda Pop; Sept. 21-Nov. 1.
Carr Center \\ 311 East Grand Blvd., Detroit. Poetry and Print: Expression from Detroit and Brazil Sept. 5-Oct. 5.
Pictures from Another Room Oct. 22-Nov. 28.
My Detroit Jan. 12-Mar. 2.
College for Creative Studies: Center Galleries \\ 301 Frederick Douglass, Detroit; 313-664-7800; collegeforcreativestudies.edu.
GILDA! Tribute to CCS’s and Detroit’s beloved art guru Gilda Snowden (1954-2014), Center Galleries is honored to present a gathering of her recent works to celebrate and honor this most amazing artist, woman, teacher, mentor, worker, friend, wife, and mother; Oct. 4-25.
Ed Fella: History, Commercial Art, Art and the American Vernacular Nov. 7-Dec. 13
Director’s Choice: Art on Art Jan.-Feb. 2015.
Corktown Studios \\ 2707 14th St., Detroit; 517-304-0734; corktownstudios.com.
Indian Summer Celebration of the waning summer featuring performances by 13 artists hailing from Detroit, New York, Chicago and Cincinnat; Sept. 20, 2-9 p.m.
Revival Group Exhibition in Coordination with the Mid-American Print Conference: Print City Sept. 26-27, 6-9 p.m. Yesterday’s News: Solo Exhibition by Alisyn Malek Oct. 11, 6-9 p.m.
Cranbrook Museum of Art \\ 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3320; cranbrookart.edu. Lauren Kalman, Coveted Objects First Michigan solo show by this Detroit-based metalsmith. Through Oct. 19.
David Klein Gallery \\ 163 Townsend St., Birmingham; 248-433-3700; dkgallery.com. Kristin Beaver Sept. 26-Oct. 25.
Detroit Artists Market \\ 4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-8540; detroitartistsmarket.org. Abstraction and Landscape: Contemporary Woodcut Sept. 12-Oct. 18.
Detroit Institute of Arts \\ 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org. Ordinary People by Extraordinary Artists: Works on Paper by Degas, Renoir, and Friends Sept. 19-Mar. 29. Photographs from the Detroit Walk-In Portrait Studio by Corine Vermeulen Nov. 14-May 17. Make a Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral Feb. 6-May 17. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit Mar. 15-July 12.
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery \\ Wayne State University. Chagoya/Goya: MAPC Conference Through Oct. 4. Pale Menagerie, or Artwork Not About Love Co-curated by Jaime Marie Davis and Katie McGowan; Oct. 24-Dec. 12 What Else is New Jan. 16-Mar. 27 How to Return Apr. 17-June 26
Ellen Kayrod Gallery \\ 4750 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-1300 ext. 11; kayrodgallery.org. MAP Printmakers Exhibition Through Oct. 15. Intergenerational Watercolor Opening Reception Oct. 24-Nov. 28. It All Comes From Detroit Dec. 5-Jan. 16.
Inner State Gallery \\ 1410 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 313-744-6505; innerstategallery.com. Spoiled Rotten: A collection of artwork and sculpture by David “MEGGS” Hooke Sept. 19 Spirit: Tyree Guyton Oct. 17 Remix from Above Nov. 21
Library Street Collective \\ 1260 Library Street, Detroit. Dave Kinsey Starts Sept. 27.