One of Detroit’s most prized neighborhoods has gained a new addition to its gallery district with the relaunch of Blossoming Artists Gallery in Midtown. Located on Third Street and Willis, the space previously featured high-end pieces by major artists. In its new form, Blossoming Artists features the work of up-and-coming artists from Detroit, New York and abroad.
The gallery showcases and sells the work of a different artist each month, at prices hipsters can afford, according to Timothy Price, managing partner and curator. Blossoming Artists partners Norman Silk and Dale Morgan are excited about the Midtown gallery and its focus on local artists.
“Blossoming Artists is an art space that will feature the best and most creative of local ‘eMERGING’ artists, including student work,” Silk said. “Our goal is to offer exposure to creative art at affordable prices.”
Organizing the mixed-media gallery space is Price, who served as operations manager in the early years of Movement Music Festival, and he lived in Germany for 10 years while managing electronic music artist Richie Hawtin. Price is currently working with Corktown Experience to launch an exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum called The Journey to Now about the 19th-century Workers’ Row House in Corktown, which the team plans to repurpose as a community hub and cultural center.
Price said he is “excited” about Detroit’s renaissance and wants to draw on his background in the music industry to help promote fine arts and culture in the city.
“We plan to use the gallery to help launch and promote some really talented artists,” he said. “There’s a lot of talent here in Detroit, and we want to bring some national and international artists in, too. People will be able to buy the art itself and other merchandise as well. We’ll be working with photographers, digital artists, illustrators and many more.”
The Blossoming Artists teams is busy redesigning their website and showing off this month’s featured artists: Sanda Cook and Geno Harris (aka ‘One G Sirrah’). Future exhibits include local artist; Tyler Graves, Jason Reed, Tamela Ekstrom, Evan Derian and photographer Mathias Matthew. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 24, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Blossoming Artists Gallery is located inside Blossoms Midtown, located at 4152 Third St. in Detroit. For more information on Blossoming Artists, visit blossomingartists.net or contact Timothy Price at [email protected].