The trend of new galleries opening in Detroit continues. Some are transplants from the suburbs, and one is sort of a satellite of a gallery in Ann Arbor, but before dismissing them from the list of new galleries in Detroit, one must hear what Matt Eaton, part owner of Library Street Collective, said about Inner State Gallery, formerly 323 East in Royal Oak: "New name, new form, new function."
Some slightly older galleries include the Red Bull House of Art, the Kunsthalle Detroit, Library Street Collective and Start Gallery. The question mark on Passenger Detroit's has now been removed: with the temporary space of 2012, there was wild speculation as to when or if it would have a permanent space, and whether such a space would even be in Detroit. The permanent space is in fact in Detroit, specifically downtown, near where the temporary space was. The fate of Studio Couture, also in downtown Detroit, however, remains in the dark.
Lawrence Grace on Woodward Avenue is on hold indefinitely. The fact that the website, which used to have a call for art and a complete schedule of exhibitions for 2014, is now held by a domain name squatter, suggests there will be no gallery. But on the other hand, the physical space is still being used as a studio.
Bumped off the list and now at #11, we have Corktown Studios, another new gallery with a strong Red Bull connection: both Lisa Poszywak and Paula Zammit have been in the Red Bull House of Art. Given the neighborhood it's located in, it's no wonder the gallery has been open during the past two St. Patrick's Day parades.
It is to be expected that this article will be out of date in a matter of weeks. But the possibility exists that a gallery that opened recently enough to be listed in this article has been skipped over, and also that the chronology of these galleries might be incorrect. If that is the case, please post a comment so that such an oversight may be corrected.
Though it's not a gallery, the Hellenic Museum of Michigan, opened in April 2013, should also be mentioned.