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Best Shops To Buy Affordable Art In Detroit

March 24, 2014 9:00 AM

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If you heard that Detroit is the place to be for artists, you are right. Detroit is home to a growing number of extremely talented painters, sculptors and photographers. Acquiring original fine art for your home is a way to showcase your personal taste and support the arts locally. Each of these galleries and shops offer pieces that are affordable. Depending upon the particular exhibition or artists featured, the prices can vary, but you may be surprised that some of the art featured is very affordable.

Detroit Artists Market 
4719 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-8540
www.detroitartistsmarket.org

Detroit Artists Market has been featuring contemporary artists since it opened. This gallery space features constantly changing work created by a diverse selection of emerging and established regional artists. DAM, the oldest continuously operated non-profit gallery in the Midwest, hosts an extraordinary amount of events and exhibitions. Artists feature work in a variety of visual media including ceramics, paper, textiles and metals. Elements Gallery features pieces for sale, including murals, paintings, sculptures and photography.
555 Gallery
2801 W. Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI 48216
(888) 495-2787
www.555arts.org

555 Gallery and Studio is a non-profit organization operated by artists and volunteers. This jail-turned-gallery and working space features a slew of artists who create thought-provoking art, often from one of the cells on site. 555 Gallery hosts events and exhibitions on a regular basis, always featuring work from a range of artists. Stop by to view the work of local artists at one of the many shows held at this innovative space.

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Scarab Club
217 Farnsworth St.
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 831-1250
www.scarabclub.org

The Scarab Club is a studio and art space that hosts exhibitions and art shows featuring local artists. Featuring work of renown and under-the-radar artists, it is always exciting to walk through the gallery to view the latest exhibition. The work and styles are varied and always offer patrons something to think about. This creative space is an excellent way to get familiar with the art world and acquire a piece of unique art.

City Bird
460 W. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-9146
www.ilovecitybird.com

City Bird is a stellar shop that celebrates the work of Detroit artists and creatives. This shop is owned by a fifth-generation brother-and-sister duo who support the arts in Detroit by featuring a ton of baubles created by local makers. City Bird has a curated selection of photographs that would add style to any wall in the home. Check out the display of unique cards that can be framed and grouped as a collection.

Janice Charach Gallery
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 432-5579
www.facebook.com/Janice-Charach-Gallery

The Janice Charach Gallery features a multitude of exhibitions and artwork from Jewish artists. Work spans everything form paintings and photographs to glass and ceramics. Due to the evolving list of artists featured, it is worth paying a visit to the studio to catch a glimpse of what is currently available. The gallery also hosts exhibitions in conjunction with College for Creative Studies. The Janice Charach Gallery is a leader in the area for showing work of up-and-coming artists in the Detroit region.

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After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.

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