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Art X Detroit 2011

Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience, a unique, multidisciplinary celebration of the 2008-2010 Kresge Eminent Artists and Kresge Artist Fellows, was held April 6-10, 2011, and presented new visual art works, music and dance performances, literary readings, panel discussions, and a number of workshops over five days, free to the public. With over 10,000 visitors in attendance over the course of one week—often with capacity crowds, as well as the largest crowd ever to attend an opening for an exhibition at MOCAD at that time—the response from the public and the local media was resoundingly positive. The sentiment that was repeatedly stated throughout from Art X visitors was that “this is Detroit culture at its best.”

Art X Detroit 2013

Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience was held from April 10-14, 2013 and was a five-day multidisciplinary celebration that presented works created by the 2011-2012 Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows.  Featuring a special visual arts exhibition that ran through April 28, 2013 at MOCAD, the festival was hosted at 15 venues located throughout Midtown Detroit and drew an even larger crowd than its predecessor, with 15,000 visitors and close to 400 participating artists and collaborators.