The Red Bull House of Art isn’t your typical art gallery. It’s actually a residency program for local artists, one that develops their skills and showcases their abilities in a collaborative and inspirational environment — and it’s the only gallery of its kind in the United States.
The concept began in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2010 and entered the Detroit scene in May 2012, when Red Bull House of Art transformed a raw warehouse space in historic Eastern Market into a hive of creativity, much like other transformed spaces in Detroit.
The gallery and residency program is based on the idea that removing financial and institutional constraints and presenting artists with the tools and space necessary helps them unleash their utmost creative side to the world.
As part of the project, House of Art provides its artists with all the materials they may need. They have 24-hour studio access for three months, followed by a three-month exhibition, which are called cycles, in the adjoined gallery space.
This year, it takes on new format. National artists will work alongside local Detroit artists to bring a truly national art stage to the Motor City, complete with lecture series, curated exhibits and additional community programming.
Cycle unveilings are free and open to the public of all ages. In between cycles, the gallery, located at 1551 W. Winder St. in Detroit, is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and hosts a variety of community-focused events.
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