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Sidewalk Progressive Art Jam @ Knight Arts blog

The Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts has made its name, over the last four years, as one of the most organic and homegrown celebrations of Detroit’s artistic and cultural landscape. Founded in 2012 by Ryan Myers-Johnson, who now serves as its artistic director, the festival presents original, place-based and traditional performance, installation art and land […]

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1/30/2016 – Say Nice Things about Ryan Myers-Johnson

Artist: Ryan Myers-Johnson Location: Mudgie’s Breakfast: RMJ – Mimosa, “That’s Jared” sandwich SRS – Coffee (black), Kleb’s Klub salad Mudgie’s only has brunch on Sunday, in case you were wondering and don’t know how to check things on the internet, like me. So Ryan and I had conventional lunch fare for our BWTA, and in […]

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Recap of the 3rd Annual Sidewalk Festival @ Knight Blog

For anyone who holds a perception of Detroit as a city in decline, the scenes from last weekend would have been hard to reconcile. Stepping onto the main drag of Old Redford at the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Lahser Road, one was immediately suffused by the joyful spirit of the Sidewalk Festival of […]

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Sidewalk Festival preview @ Knight Arts Blog

Everyone is already buzzing with anticipation for the third annual Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts, which takes place in Detroit’s vibrant Old Redford and Brightmoor neighborhoods. An area devastated by the mass exodus from the city, Brightmoor has quietly transformed itself into a utopia of urban gardens, public green spaces and a community determined to […]

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