The greatest honor and privilege as an arts writer is being afforded the opportunity to lift up creative talent and the people who work long, hard, and tirelessly to bring new, risky, and important forms of expression to life. A few of my picks made this list, and they are so well-deserving of the acclaim. I have many more favorites from this year that couldn’t be included, but I hope all of you out there–and especially in Detroit–are ready to tackle 2017 with renewed determination and at your full creative steam.
People are watching. We care what you do! We are inspired by you and counting on you!