Although the bulk of today’s headlines about Detroit tend to focus on the city’s financial dramas, there’s another story coming out of the Motor City, and it’s not an unrelated one: the rising art scene. While the city’s 2013 bankruptcy filing
has put the future of venerable organizations like the Detroit Institute of Arts into an uncertain place, neighborhoods like the Sugar Hill Historic District—home to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, and the artist residences at 71 Garfield—are keeping Detroit’s creative spirit alive.
Like New York City’s SoHo or Miami’s Wynwood, it’s Detroit’s ever-growing brigade of artists who are helping to maintain the city’s reputation as a hotbed of cultural activity. Here’s a look at "20 Detroit Artists You Should Know."