WHERE: Tour begins at the One Mile Collective with dinner and performances at 7615 Oakland Ave, Detroit, MI 48211
WHAT: A dinner tour of 3 Detroit Artist Collectives with performances by 7 iconic and provocative Detroit artists. 1st Annual Fundraiser for Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts
$50 Ticket includes dinner, complete tour and 4 performances!
Carl “Butch” Small
At 3 Detroit Artist Collectives
The ONE Mile Project is a multi-disciplinary collaborative effort to support the cultural production and socio-economic activity of Detroit’s epic North End neighborhood. We host events, exhibits, workshops, and performances. We create public spaces and experimental environments. We design tools for broadcast and dissemination. And we continue to build a network of people interested in the sustained collective vibrancy of the North End.
We are an experimental design studio situated in Detroit’s East side. Our
aim is to prompt alternative urban discourse and empower positive change at varied scales.
INCREASED STABILITY = INCREASED FIELD FOR EXPERIMENTATION
It is our opinion that experimental practice should perpetually dialogue with the city. The city as “place” rather than “municipality”. We situate our practice within present day Detroit, MI, which we believe to be a realm for experimental urbanism and a hub for industrial processes, materials, and space.
Our output manifests as graphics, objects, environments, books, performance art, and critical writing.
The Live Coal Arts Mobile (LCAM) will travel throughout the city and primarily feature and host the works of the Live Coal Collective. We will also have a built in gift shop with handmade goods and books. The 2016-2017 Live Coal Collective artist members include: Nichole Christian, Espacia Fotui, Saffell Gardner, Mahogany Jones, Billy Mark, and Sarah Mark. These artists will engage a variety of audiences with dynamic installations and performances, including Detroit youth who will have an opportunity to walk through the LCAM to see, first-hand, works created by the Collective.
Live Coal’s mission is to be a vibrant Detroit-based gallery and museum that fosters a passion for art, community, and learning. Our focus is to collect, exhibit, and sell the works of aspiring, emerging, and established artists.
We provide hands-on experiences for children and families, and collaborate with businesses, organizations, and schools on a variety of arts-based projects. As a collecting and traveling museum, we are invested in having a large permanent collection of art created by Detroit artists.
The LCAM will serve as a vehicle to fulfill our mission! This is our opportunity to engage Detroit neighborhoods that do not regularly have an arts presence. Instead, we are committed to bringing the arts to them.
Location for this event is a new project space of Shua Group and choreographer Tzveta Kassabova.