Detroit, Mich. – On August 2, 2014, Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts, an outdoor celebration of site-specific performance and installation art, will fill the courtyards, sidewalks, storefronts and gardens in and around Artist Village Detroit (17340 Lahser, Detroit, MI 48219) with engaging site-specific work from 3:00-9:00 p.m. Sidewalk celebrates the architecture, culture and artistry of Detroit places through site-specific performance and installation.
Sidewalk’s mission is to promote visual and performing arts in Detroit by transforming public, unique and under-used property into non-traditional performance venues. Sidewalk stimulates pedestrian traffic and engagement in unique Metro-Detroit places by repurposing space for live visual and performing arts. Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts is an annual event that promotes place-making and creative use of space in Detroit.
This years highlights will include, Site Specific Theater- Pop Up Shakespeare- Modern Dance- House Dance- Interactive Art- Experimental Jazz- Progressive Hip Hop- Spoken Word featuring
Detroit Party Marching Band
New York Guest Artist Dulcinea Detwah (native Detroit)
Underground Resistance presenting D3
New York Guest artist Alexa Dexa creating sound sculptures from found objects. Sculptures are interactive
Chicago guest artist: Raks Geeks (sci-fi belly dance )
Mosaic Youth Theater
A big focus this year is on interactive artwork:
We will have an interactive carboard art installation
30 foot fiber art “Art Tunnel” that people can walk through,
Detroit is internationally renowned for its unique architecture and rich artist heritage. Sidewalk will present the work of a diverse collection of dance companies, theater troupes, musicians, and visual artists who are making non-traditional and avant-garde work specifically informed by the landscape and culture of the city.
Last years highlights include Kresge Award winners Hardcore Detroit and Passalaqua celebrating hip hop; Parangoles Playhouse, a tribute to Brazilian and urban wearable art installed in the “Art Alley;” movement and poetry collaboration between poetess Jessica Care Moore and modern dance company Jungle Statement; and pop-up Shakespeare performances from Magenta Giraffe Theater Company.
3-9 PM – Admission – $10 Donation suggested
Artist Village Detroit
Detroit, MI 48219