The Kresge Foundation is helping to bring a new arts festival to Detroit. “Art X Detroit: a New Detroit Arts Experience” will feature exhibitions, readings and concerts in the city’s Midtown area. It will also showcase newly commissioned works by Kresge Artist Fellowship recipients.

The free, five-day event will be held April 6-10, 2011, in many cultural organizations located in Midtown Detroit — known as the city of Detroit’s cultural center.   

“Arts and culture animate the Detroit community, opening our eyes to new and different ways of viewing ourselves and our place in the future,”Rip Rapson, president of The Kresge Foundation, said in a release.

 “The festival promises to feature the kind of reflection and creativity that nurture individual development, draw communities into closer relationships, and strengthen the fabric of daily life,” he said.

Art X will open with the unveiling of a new major public art installation by Charles McGee, followed by an evening reception at MOCAD. Marcus Belgrave will also perform at the Art X opening.

A complete schedule of Art X events will be available soon. For more about the event, visit

Learn more about the about the Kresge Foundation at


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