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"An eclectic celebration of the erotic arts!"

The infamous “Erotic Poetry & Music Festival” is Detroit's oldest community arts festival. “An eclectic celebration of the erotic arts!” it features provocative poetry, dirty spoken word, erotic art, music, and dance performances by some of the city's top performers. It is an evening you won’t forget!

The show is on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 8:00 p.m. doors, 8:30 showtime and 18 & over are welcome. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets (+ $1.50 service fee) available at Noir Leather or buy online at Brown Paper Tickets link.

Partial proceeds benefit the Michigan non-profit organization "Paws with a," who train and provide leader dogs for the disabled.

The event will be held at THE TANGENT GALLERY located at 715 E. Milwaukee in Detroit. (313-873-2955) The 2020 show is sponsored by Noir Leather and DV8 Body Art.

Highlights of this years show are the return of performance artist Satori Circus along with spoken word raconteur Jimmy Doom, and crooner Konrad Lee. The visual arts portion of the show features local artists exhibiting their work and a variety of local vendors will be displaying their wares.

Featuring performances by:
Satori Circus
Konrad Lee
Emily Infinity
Dawn Giblin Trio
Jennabelle Wingless
Divine Butterfly

Burlesque starring:
Lushed LaMoan
Magenta DeMure
Sophia Von Stardust
Lottie Ellington

Poetry & Spoken Word by:
Jimmy Doom
Dena Luckett
Lady of Pain
Veronica Frick
Tara Ray
Brittany Kelly
Scott Boman
Glenn Novak
Kai Quix
Shakespeare Simmons
Bruce Bryson

Art by:
Julie Fournier
Inga Cobb
B.P. LeGault
Brian Lewandowski
Corey Thompson
and more

Hosted by: The Impaler & Peter Schorn

Erotic Eats by Menage a Trois, Dee's Hot Dogs, S.I.S. T's Treats and The Apothecary

Tarot readings by GeminEye Tarot
Naughty portraits by Marcus Concernicus

Vendors: Keeping Secrets, Pure Romance by Stephanie, Smiling Eyes Studio, OOM Studio, B.P. LeGault Art, Dominant Restraints, Crafty Darling, Pathways Crystals, Crafty Cop, Brett's Topicals, Be. Playful.XO.Toys, Rich H. Creations, Sondra's Creepy Dolls, Art of Lexicon, Leather Lew and more.



Metro Detroit Artists are invited to apply for a 2020 Kresge Artist Fellowship in Live Arts and Film & Music

Kresge Artist Fellowships are $25,000 awards plus professional development support, and the creation of a short, documentary-style film highlighting the artist’s work. Artists of all career stages are invited to apply. Fellowships recognize creative vision and commitment to excellence within a wide range of artistic disciplines, including artists who have been academically trained, self-taught artists, and artists whose art forms have been passed down through cultural heritage. Meet our Artist Fellows.
Gilda Awards are $5,000 prizes for emerging artists, named in honor of artist, CCS professor, and 2009 Kresge Artist Fellow Gilda Snowden (1954–2014). Meet our Gilda Awardees.
Fellowships and Gilda Awards are no strings attached awards, meaning artists may spend the money on any aspect of their creative practice or life (i.e. making new work, renting or purchasing studio space, travel, general living expenses, paying off debt, etc.).
In 2020 Kresge Arts in Detroit will award 18 Fellowships + 2 Gilda Awards 
• Live Arts: 9 Kresge Artist Fellowships and 1 Gilda Award
• Film & Music: 9 Kresge Artist Fellowships and 1 Gilda Award
Note: Kresge Arts in Detroit anticipates Fellowship applications in Literary Arts and Visual Arts will be available in 2021.
Applications are reviewed by two independent panels, one for Live Arts and one for Film & Music. Each panel consists of five individuals (a mix of national panelists and local panelists). Panelists remain anonymous until the selected artists are announced in June 2020.
New panels of national and local artists and arts professionals are convened each year. Previous applicants are strongly encouraged to re-apply.