Art & Culture Posts

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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Sep 22, 2016
Riverside Park is an Ypsilanti staple. From the riverside gazebo to the big Ypsi Real chair, there are endless spots to take in the beauty of the Huron River while taking a stroll through the historic park designed by the Olmsted Brothers (who are best known for designing Central Park in New York City). Being ... 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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