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DETROIT (WWJ) - “Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience” will take over Midtown once again this spring as the free, five-day arts experience celebrates Detroit’s arts scene April 10-14.

Throughout more than a dozen venues in the vibrant Midtown district, the public is invited to experience an exciting collection of visual art installations, dance, musical and theatrical performances, literary readings, and much more created by the Kresge Eminent Artists and Kresge Artist Fellowship Awardees.

“A thriving arts and cultural community not only enriches the quality of life for residents and visitors to southeastern Michigan, but inspires fresh ideas and fuels the creative vitality of the region,” Rip Rapson, Kresge’s president and CEO, said in a release.

“In attracting local, national and international audiences to experience the works of these artists, Art X Detroit celebrates the Detroit metropolitan area as a hub of innovation and human energy,” he continued.

The event will feature works and performances by acclaimed Eminent Artists Bill Harris and Naomi Long Madgett, and art enthusiasts will experience some of Detroit’s most creative talents at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall, College for Creative Studies and other great venues in Midtown’s Cultural Center.

The event also plans to showcase works and performances by two Kresge Eminent Artists: playwright Bill Harris and poet Naomi Long Madgett.

The opening night of Art X Detroit is a multi-venue celebration on Wednesday, April 10, 6:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. at MOCAD and the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, with special live performances at the First Congregational Church and Wayne State University.

For a complete schedule of events, visit www.ArtXDetroit.com.

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