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work selections from 10 rising detroit artists to know for 2021
Follow these Black artists -- from sculptors to photographers -- to stay tapped into the city’s art scene.
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holiday cocktails
Make your Zoom celebrations suck a little bit less.
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wrapped holiday gifts shopping
If you're still finishing up holiday shopping, check out these gift guides so you can support Detroit's local, independent businesses that support our community.
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open book with fairy lights, illustrating story about best detroit and michigan books of 2020
Detroit’s proprietors of independent bookstores and writing centers know our city and region as well as they know their customers. They’re knowledgeable and passionate about the volumes we want and need to read -- and the ones our friends and neighbors write!
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volunteers high five. here are places to volunteer this december in detroit
With a community in crisis, we’re all looking for safe ways to help our neighbors this season.
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gifts from detroit artisans and makers you can buy online
There are plenty of great shops and artisans around Detroit selling handmade gifts that you can purchase with the click of a button.
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ilera apothecary products are one of the recommended gifts from Black-owned businesses in Detroit
Black-owned businesses across Detroit are doing everything in their power to keep the doors open safely and welcome customers for holiday gift shopping.
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photo shows person in mask wearing vintage coat from mama coo's, one of our picks for sustainable gift shopping in detroit
Detroit holiday shopping, vintage edition: find sustainable, budget-friendly and stylish gifts guaranteed to stand apart.
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thanksgiving meals you can order from detroit restaurants and food businesses
Detroit chefs, restaurants and markets we love can help make Thanksgiving feel special, with meals to pre-order, pies that are better than homemade and nontraditional options that still feel festive.
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russ marshall photo exhibit
In the exhibition “Russ Marshall: Detroit Photographs, 1958-2008,” now on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the artist’s life-long project comes into view in 90 enduring black and white images.
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downtown detroit at night. sign up for the get busy newsletter, essential events and culture guide to detroit
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