Check-In at These Midwest Hotels Where Art Takes Center Stage
November 13 2023
From galleries to historic paint factories, these hotels bring creativity to hospitality and showcase local artists.
Kayla Powers Embraces the Possibilities of Detroit’s Local Botanicals
October 31 2023
This Detroit-based artist uses foraged plants from uninhabited lots to create natural dyes, pigments, quilts, and more.
Ghanaian Music Moves Rural Michigan
August 16 2023
Okaidja Afroso's week-long World Fest residency brought music into schools, stores, and a Main Street theater, spreading connection and curiosity in small town Albion.
Detroit Public Theatre Brings Plays to the Neighborhood
July 25 2023
Now in a new permanent space, the black box theatre wants to create a cultural anchor institution for professional theatre for Detroiters.
Micro Moments of Magic is Counting Connections in Ann Arbor
June 1 2023
In an alleyway in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, Micro Moments of Magic is spreading joy, one tally mark at a time.
Detroit Writer’s Novel to be Made into TV Series
May 15 2023
Aaron Foley’s novel, “Boys Come First,” will be made into a TV series by Amazon Studios. It’s a win for indie authors, the Black LGBTQIA+ community and the Midwest at...
Cross-Cultural Exchange: Inuit Music in the Midwest
March 29 2023
The music of Alaskan ensemble Pamyua moved communities in rural Wisconsin and Michigan, creating "one-in-a-lifetime" moments of connection, collaboration and curiosity.
Big Read Brings Native American Voices and Culture to University Campus
January 14 2022
Lake Superior State University (LSSU) is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where five Native nations are located. In 2020 and 2021, LSSU staff, students, and community members dug...
Interview: Rhonda Greene on Sustaining African Dance in Detroit
May 17 2021
As Executive Director of Heritage Works in Detroit, Michigan, Rhonda Greene has spent decades connecting folks to West African cultural traditions through youth programs, community programs, and placemaking efforts. Arts Midwest spoke with Rhonda...