Interactive Cultural Displays
Our collection of interactive cultural displays will host a wide variety of Detroit's best museum, music, art, science, history organizations and more! Throughout Saturday, each organization will host a booth in the festival grounds that will engage and share with the public. Scroll through the full list below and interact with their website or social media for more information.
Charles H Wright Museum of African American History · Detroit Music Foundation/Detroit Music Awards · Detroit Institute of Arts · Northville Art House · Cranbrook House & Gardens · Macomb Center for the Performing Arts · Michigan Science Center · FAR Therapeutic Arts & Recreation · Detroit Historical Museum · Detroit Sound Conservancy · Motown Museum · AARP · Scarab Club · DetroitIsIt · Schinkle Fine Art
Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has for over half a century been a leading institution dedicated to the African American experience. The Wright Museum houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials and is home to the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, Coleman A. Young Collection and the Sheffield Collection, a repository of documents of the labor movement in Detroit.
The Detroit Music Awards Foundation is a Michigan 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation, whose mission is to recognize Detroit area musicians working on a national, regional and local level. Its purpose is also to support and nurture the musical community in the Detroit metropolitan area, and to create a network for musicians that cuts across genres and styles. The DMAF was chartered in 1988 by a distinguished group of Detroit music and media professionals.. the Detroit Music Awards Foundation is a single entity presenting the Detroit Music Awards each spring.
The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. Founded in 1885, the museum was originally located on Jefferson Avenue, but, due to its rapidly expanding collection, moved to a larger site on Woodward Avenue in 1927. The DIA's collection is among the top six in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century.
Northville has a true gem in its midst: the Northville Art House. The passion and hard work of volunteers over many years have created an incredible cultural destination in our small town that is quickly earning the reputation as one of the best art centers in metro Detroit. The mission of the Art House is simple: we want to bring the best of the arts to our community through exhibits and education.
In the summer of 1908, George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth - perhaps among the greatest yet least known of metro-Detroit’s philanthropists in the first half of the 20th Century - took up residence in their newly constructed Cranbrook House, and became the first family of means to live year-round in Bloomfield Hills. Their English-Tudor estate, a true Arts & Crafts style masterpiece designed by renowned Detroit architect, Albert Kahn, served as the active home for their family of seven for 40 years. At their manor, the Booths raised their children - homeschooling their two youngest - and conducted business on their 174-acre farm. From its onset, Cranbrook House also quickly became the hub from which the Booths created what would eventually become the Cranbrook Educational Community.
The Macomb Center not only brings the best in entertainment to Southeast Michigan, but is a center of education and enrichment offering a variety of cultural and enrichment experiences to the young and the young at heart. Its choir programs and summer workshops are enjoyed by over 700 students annually, to which the Macomb Center awards approximately 75 scholarships each year, giving students access to professional instruction in drama, flute, clarinet, show choir and children’s chorus.
The mission of the Michigan Science Center is to inspire curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math in a creative, dynamic learning environment. They aspire to become a premier institution for informal science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning experiences in the state. Explore hands-on exhibits, gaze at the stars, discover new worlds in our IMAX® theatre, and take part in live stage shows. As Michigan’s STEM Hub, we inspire curious minds of all ages.
FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation promotes understanding and provides education for children and adults with special needs through therapeutic opportunities in the arts, recreation and leisure that enrich its clients, their families and the greater community. Founded in 1951, FAR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing creative arts and recreational therapies to 1,200 members of our community with special needs.
The Detroit Historical Museum is the only museum dedicated to chronicling our region’s history. Permanent exhibits include the Streets of Old Detroit, Allesee Gallery of Culture, Kid Rock Music Lab, Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad, Detroit: The “Arsenal of Democracy,” America’s Motor City, and The Glancy Trains. Changing exhibits rotate throughout the year in spaces including our Booth-Wilkinson Gallery, Community Gallery and Automotive Showplace.
Detroit Sound Conservancy’s mission is to increase awareness of and support to Detroit’s musical heritage through advocacy, preservation, and education in a spirit of vigilance and solidarity. Detroit Sound Conservancy addresses severe challenges in the areas of preservation and education. Throughout the year, DSC programs both on and offline to identify and provide services.
The Motown Museum, which was founded by Esther Gordy Edwards in 1985, is one of Southeast Michigan's most popular tourist destination. Visitors come from across America and throughout the world to stand in Studio A, where their favorite artists and groups recorded much-loved music. Home to an extensive array of Motown artifacts, photographs, and other memorabilia, their mission is to preserve the legacy of Motown Record Company and to educate and motivate people, especially youth.
The Scarab Club is an enduring home for the cultivation & celebration of the visual, literary and performing arts in Detroit. In welcoming all drawn to creative expression and artistic excellence, we aim to foster a stronger, more vibrant arts community. 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.
Detroitisit is Detroit's digital destination that you’ll want to revisit for everything that interest's you about the city and the people that are part of it. It’s a medley of culture, thought pieces, history, lifestyle, business and more. By sharing great stories and digital tools to help you make use of the city, its businesses and its services, Detroitisit will be there to help you make the most of your day, week, and life in Detroit
The mother/son artist duo has focused their vision on their art full time since 2010. In 2012 Linda and her two sons, Theodore and N. Douglas, founded Shinkle Fine Art, LLC to share excitement about the duo’s artwork. The duo creates revolutionary Mixed Media sculpture known as Metalagram®, a portmanteau for “metal” and “hologram”, and have a patent pending for their original process. Each Metalagram® is one-of-a-kind, created on aluminum and explores the multiverse within worldly elements.