DETROIT (WWJ) – Midtown Detroit and beyond will come alive as the canvas for Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience, a free celebration of Detroit’s thriving arts scene.

In the city’s remarkable collection of galleries and museums, the public is invited to experience visual art installations, dance, musical and theatrical performances, film screenings, literary readings, workshops and more, featuring the works of the nearly 40 Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows.

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AXD is April 9-26 and staged over three weekends (April 9–12, 16–19, 25–26) at nearly 20 venues throughout the city.

Arts enthusiasts will experience works and performances at Detroit cultural institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Film Theatre and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, among others. New venues include the Detroit Opera House, the Garden Theater, Cinema Detroit, Salt & Cedar and Trinosophes.

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Alongside works debuted and shared by the Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows, the festival features an exciting line-up of panels, discussions, and artist talks featuring AXD participating artists, national and community leaders, cultural critics and more.

Beginning with a reading and lecture on Thursday, April 9 as part of the AXD Opening Night, audiences are invited to experience over a dozen conversations scheduled throughout the duration of the festival.

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