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Detroit is the first American city to be named a Unesco City of Design

The community of artists and designers in Detroit is growing at a historically rapid rate. There are many factors driving this momentum including affordable living and studio spaces, diverse cultural events, an increase in employment opportunities for creatives and a tight-knit community of established artists that offers support, advice and insight into our multifaceted city.

Detroit is building its reputation as a hotbed for aspiring artists and designers. The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is right in the middle of all of this. Located in midtown Detroit, CCS students have the ability to engage in the creative community that literally encompasses the campus. It seems like every day CCS is learning about new galleries, art programs, collectives and initiatives that our alumni are starting. Some of those initiatives and collectives include:

Art Galleries in Detroit

4731 Gallery and Studios
555 Gallery and Studios
71 POP
ArtRage Gallery
Arts League of Michigan Virgil H. Carr Cultural Art Center
Cass Cafe
CCS Center Galleries
City Bird
Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
Dell Pryor Gallery
Detroit Artists Market
Detroit Industrial Gallery
Detroit Institute of Arts Museum
Eric’s I’ve Been Framed
The Heidelberg Project
Inner State Gallery
Jo’s Gallery
Ellen Kayrod Gallery
Kunsthalle Detroit
Liberal Arts Gallery
Long-Sharp Curis
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

NCA Gallery
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery
North End Studios
Pewabic Pottery
The Pioneer Building
J Rainey Gallery
Re:View Gallery Contemporary Fine Art
Russell Industrial Center
Cave Gallery
Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography
Funhouse Gallery
Michigan Hot Glass
Motor City Movie House & Studios
org Contemporary
Russell Gallery
The Scarab Club
Sherwood Forest Art
StArt Gallery
Studio Couture Detroit
Sherry Washington Gallery
Whitdel Arts
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History