There are more galleries in Detroit now than just a few years ago. This is a good thing, but it can also present a bit of problem when a lot of galleries have their opening receptions at the same time. Sometimes not even James Dozier, jokingly rumored to own a teleporter, can make it to every art opening in town.
That some galleries in the suburbs have moved into the city (such as 323East, formerly at 323 E. 4th Street in Royal Oak which is now at Eastern Market) can simplify things when multiple galleries open at the same time, but wanting to take the time to leisurely appreciate each artwork can still be incompatible with going to every single gallery that opens on a given Friday or Saturday night. Most of these galleries have decent gallery hours, but the opening receptions are still often the best times to go, since those are usually not during the work day and the artists generally attend, whereas they are unlikely to show up for normal gallery hours.
When there are multiple openings on a single night, it can require prioritization to decide which openings to go to and which ones to skip. Hopefully this list can help make those decisions a little easier.