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UPCOMING: 2014 DAM Garden Party & Art Sale Thurs June 19 at the College for Creative Studies



Thursday, June 19th, 2014, 4pm – 8pm

DETROIT — The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) is pleased to announce our annual Garden Party & Art Sale, taking place Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 4pm– 8pm at the Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden on the Walter and Josephine Ford Campus of the College for Creative Studies (CCS).

The Annual Garden Party & Art Sale is a tradition dating back to the 1930s, when the Detroit Artists Market was founded. The event is a special way of bringing together artists and patrons for a fun afternoon of experiencing art in the beautiful outdoors. This year's event features artworks by more than 125 established and emerging local artists and will include paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, glass, ceramics, fiber, and much more. 

Our special musical entertainment is The Barrel Bother's Street Band. Guests will also enjoy appetizers and sweets generously provided by area restaurants and businesses including Slows BarBQ, Motor City Brewing Works, Mudgie's Authentic Artisan Deli, and Union Street.

The Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden is a unique green space that showcases sculptures from the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) within an expanse of maple and pear trees, rose and juniper shrubs, and other permanent plantings. The Sculpture Garden was made possible by generous endowment from the late Josephine F. Ford.

"We are thrilled to host this year's Garden Party & Art Sale in the Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden, a beautiful and relaxing community space that is perfectly suited for this summertime celebration of art and life," said DAM Director Matt Fry. 

Become a DAM Member and Join In the Fun!

Please plan to join us at this year's event! Admission to the DAM Garden Party & Art Sale is a DAM membership contribution. Membership in the Detroit Artists Market – a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization – is easy and affordable. Memberships may be renewed or purchased prior to the event or at the door. All art sales support local artists and the mission and programs of the Detroit Artists Market. About Detroit Artists Market DAM was founded in 1932 by Detroit art patrons, in direct response to the economic hardships of the Great Depression. For 82 years, DAM has shown and sold the best of Detroit's contemporary artists, and connected them with audiences and collectors. New, emerging, and well-established artists are shown at DAM, often side-by-side in a wide variety of exhibitions. The Detroit Artists Market is rooted in Detroit art and culture, and continues to be a leading community organization promoting contemporary art.

 For more information, please contact the Detroit Artists Market at 313.832.8540 or visit


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