Art & Culture Posts

Nov 28, 2018
Every year, we look forward to DIYpsi Holiday Market. (pronounced DIP-see) Independent, original, eclectic, and unapologetically Ypsilanti, this event brings together artists and craftsmen/women of all kinds for a holiday shopping extravaganza.  DIYpsi 2018 takes place December 8-9 at the Riverside ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 12, 2018
Well, Ypsilantians, you've done it again. 2018 was an epic year for your Instagram feed, and we're honored and grateful that you used #ypsireal to share your shots with us! We sure do have plenty to share - art, natural beauty, tasty eats, interesting people... it's all here in Ypsilanti. Here's ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 04, 2018
One of the most marvelous things about Ypsilanti is the availability of Ypsi-made products. More than simply being local for local's sake, many of the products made by local artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs are among the best of their kind. As the gift-giving season approaches, consider celebrating ... Read more and see comments!

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Oct 07, 2018
It’s almost unfair to other places how stunning Washtenaw County is in the fall. We all know that our little part of the world is gorgeous year round but, in the humble opinion of the author, fall is when our area really shines. The warm colors of the foliage smack you right in the face with their ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 06, 2018
First Fridays Ypsilanti is more than an arts and culture walk - it's a network of artists, local businesses, and volunteers eager to showcase Ypsi's vibrant creative scene. Hands-on activities, unexpected art exhibits, and enthralling live performances can be found in numerous venues throughout ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 06, 2018
Ypsilanti is a town full of creative, vibrant people, with an ever-growing network of talented artists. Ypsilanti artists and art fans will find a number of booths featuring Ypsilanti artists at the Ann Arbor Art Fair this year. The 2018 Ann Arbor Art Fair will take place July 19-22. While attending the ... Read more and see comments!

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Jun 20, 2018
Visitors to Ypsilanti can get a start-to-finish local experience, with no cover charge, at Cultivate Coffee & Tap House's Sundays in the Garden series. Twelve free concerts, hosted on their beautiful beer garden stage, feature local music, original, in-house beers, and sales benefitting ... Read more and see comments!

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Apr 11, 2018
Ypsilanti is not only a hub for fantastic food, beautiful recreational opportunities, and quirky local attractions, it’s also a tight-knit company of people with a deep attention to community betterment. Around every corner is an opportunity to learn something new, invest in a good cause, or support ... Read more and see comments!

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Jan 17, 2018
Some people know it simply as Valentine’s Day. V-Day. Lover’s Day. Day of love. Others know it simply as the day of ice cream, gourmet chocolate sales, and comfort. Whatever you think of the day (and no matter your relationship status), there are plenty of things to do in Ypsilanti and on ... Read more and see comments!

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Dec 09, 2017
This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Ypsilanti! For updated event dates, click HERE.  Our Instagram followers are seriously talented! We're constantly impressed by the fabulous photos we see pop up in our feed, taken by our very own followers. ... Read more and see comments!

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Dec 04, 2017
Mittenfest is the most incredible annual end-of-year music festival in Michigan. Some have even called it the best annual music festival in the midwest, but you’re encouraged to be that judge this year yourself. It exists to showcase the most dynamic Mitten-made bands and artists, as they donate ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 16, 2017
Our guest contributor Emily Tuesday, Executive Director of the Riverside Arts Center, gives us a first look at what's new at this year's DIYpsi Holiday Market.  One of my first exposures to the arts scene in Ypsilanti was an Indie Art Fair called DIYpsi (pronounced DIP-see). I found ... Read more and see comments!

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Aug 12, 2016
If you were strolling down Washington Street recently and found yourself suddenly in the midst of a concert, JT Garfield is one of the people to thank. Curating a series of “Porch Shows” from his apartment at 201 N Washington St. in Ypsilanti, JT’s original intent was a simple show ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 15, 2016
Megan Foldenauer is an incredible, multi-faceted, and deeply expressive artist who is proud to call Ypsilanti home. With a resume spanning fine art, biomedical illustration, four degrees (including a PhD in anatomy), roller derby, and parenting, she has no shortage of areas to draw inspiration from. ... Read more and see comments!

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Jun 21, 2016
There is a new piece of public art in town, and here is the gentleman behind the mural. Jermaine Dickerson is an Eastern Michigan University Alum and current Ypsilanti resident. He designed the eye-catching mural on the back of City Hall on Huron and Michigan Avenue. We were able to sit down with Jermaine ... Read more and see comments!

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Jun 03, 2016
“The most rewarding part is when they get it – when the light bulb comes on – when they come to me with ideas – when they take the leadership role and tell me it’s time to work.” – Lynne Settles History, art, a few great teachers, and a team enthusiastic students ... Read more and see comments!

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May 03, 2016
“There’s definitely some kind of channeling going on…” – Anthea Ypsilanti is a city full of creatives. Check out this blog about local band, Wraiths, and why they call Ypsilanti home. Anthea Leigh remembers “being in first grade walking around the playground and ... Read more and see comments!

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Mar 21, 2016
“Acting broadens my sense of empathy” Tyler Calhoun has a certain presence – a quiet, focused intensity. It’s that of someone willing to excavate their own emotional landscape for the sake of their craft. It’s one I associate with actors. Growing up Downriver in Brownstown, ... Read more and see comments!

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Feb 19, 2016
“Ypsi gypsy is doing what you love as your way of life.” – Gigi Check out Ypsi Gypsy’s work on display at the Riverside Arts Center for their Black History Month exhibition now though February 27, 2016.       Getting ready for the Black History Art Exhibit ... Read more and see comments!

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Jan 22, 2016
Ypsi’s monthly art walk First Fridays Ypsilanti will return on April 1st, but there’s still plenty of art to see in Ypsi. While walking around, you stumble across public art all over. From teenage muralists to the anonymous Yarn Bomber, artists in Ypsilanti obviously love decorating the city. ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 23, 2015
One idea can transform into a large-scale reality, and that’s the heart of Ypsilanti. Thanks to the help and minds of many individuals, there is now a beautiful work of art in the parking lot off of Huron. That’s me underneath the amazing artwork of Caleb Zweifler! My name is Marissa ... Read more and see comments!

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May 26, 2015
Ypsilanti is an artistic community, so we wanted to bring you a very special “Visit Ypsi Comic Series” by local artist, Caleb Zweifler. You may have seen Caleb’s work at the bottom of our neighboring city’s pages (scroll to the bottom), on last year’s Color Run promo image, ... Read more and see comments!

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Apr 14, 2015
Ypsilanti is an artistic community, so we wanted to bring you a very special “Visit Ypsi Comic Series” by local artist, Caleb Zweifler. You may have seen Caleb’s work at the bottom of our neighboring city’s pages (scroll to the bottom), on last year’s Color Run promo image, ... Read more and see comments!

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