Their Beginning: District VII was structured on the perception that collaboration between artists, musicians, technologists, and academia is the key element in creating a rich cultural environment for the dialogue and conception of technological art practices.
Hours and Location:
2690 Wight St. Detroit, MI
Hours are by appointment, but it will be re-opened for Halloween!
Mission Statement: District VII will continually strive to create an atmosphere where art and technology merge thus allowing people from diverse backgrounds to come together, collaborate, and explore new directions and art practices. District VII is dedicated to showcasing the work of technologists, musicians, and artists alike.
Contact Info and How They Find Artists:
Something Different: “Kristine Diven’s Rivertown warehouse would quickly drop the jaws of most Detroiters. Sitting dignified and still in the shadow of the old Stroh’s water tower, and a stone’s throw away from Atwater Brewery, the newly christened studio and gallery District 7 is all exposed brick and raw energy. Twenty-foot high ceilings and sprawling space welcome the most challenging and ambitious artistic endeavors. The unique patch of industrial real estate on the east side of town yearns for loud, abrasive noises to echo off its walls.”
Artists Who Have Been Involved with the Space: Timothy Orikri, Marianne Audrey Burrows, Cedric Tai, Robert Lezuch, Buffalo VR, Kristine Diven, James Dozier, Anthony DVS, VATO, ADLE, Bethany Shorb, AJ Manoulian, Brent Harris, Kt Andresky, Cre Fuller, Goetz Kleinhaus, Eva Fischer, Erika Tele, Amoeba.av, Stephen McGee, Brandon Walley, Julie Meitz, Mat Cat, Detronik, Sinsynplus, Bill Stacy aka DJ Seoul, Aaren Alseri aka DJ Ronin, Dethlab w/Toybreaker, NoSpectacle , Hellfire Holly, Messerschmidt, DoDetroit, Division X Records, Bang Tech 12