Pop Up Detroit on Noel Night

Pop Up Detroit on Noel Night

Pop Up Detroit will host an art exhibition at 5800 Cass Ave. on December 4, 2010 during Noel Night. The opening reception will start at 5 p.m. and go until midnight, it is free and open to the public. Over 30 artists from Metro Detroit and Windsor will exhibit their work. “People don’t realize the artistic talent that resides in the city of Detroit. We give the public an opportunity to see a variety of artwork. While also exhibiting historic buildings in the city” said Michelle Tanguay, Pop Up Detroit associate coordinator.

Pop Up Detroit will exhibit a variety of student and professional work from Metro Detroit and Windsor. Artwork includes photography, paintings, installations and sculptures. Camilo Pardo will display some of his most recent paintings. The show will feature multi-media installations by Chris Turner, Ian Swanson and David Flaugher. The majority of the artwork will be for sale.

Drew Pompa, Robert-David Jones and Lord Scrummage will perform at the event. Drew Pompa is from the Detroit based electronic label Blank Artists, he is known for his eclectic discography. DJs will start at 5 p.m. and the unique finger licking good dance sounds of Lord Scrummage will begin at 10 p.m. DJs will continue after Lord Scrummage and play until midnight.

5800 Cass was built in 1928 as the Marmons Car Company service shop and dealership. After Marmons closed their doors during the great depression, Dalgleish Cadillac took over the building using it as showroom and service center. Cadillac closed this dealership in the late 1960s and the building has been vacant since. 5800 Cass Ave. has been noted as one of the best examples of art deco architecture in Detroit.

Noel Night will provide a free shuttle bus to take patrons to different venues in the area. The Noel Night shuttle will have a stop at Palmer and Cass. The Pop Up Detroit exhibition is one block north of Palmer next to Alvins Bar. The shuttle will run until 9:00 p.m. This year is the 38th annual Noel Night. Over 45 institutions in Midtown will open their doors to the public free of charge. Activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 70 area music, theatre, and dance groups. Parking is available at 5800 Cass Avenue for the evening.

Pop Up Detroit is a collaboration started by three young Detroiters looking to draw attention to the artistic talents of Metro Detroit, while utilizing the potential of vacant spaces within the city. This is their second show and they hope to do another one in the spring of 2011. The show will be up until January 2nd and is open by appointment only.

For questions or gallery appointment please e-mail popudetroit@gmail.com or call 810-417-2510