Thank you

"The People's Vision," a mural by Hubert Massey

"The People's Vision," a mural by Hubert Massey

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported Art X. We appreciate your excitement, your willingness to explore new artists, and are thankful for the meaningful exchanges that happened. It was an extraordinary 5 days of programming celebrating the creativity and imagination of the Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows. This year’s Art X surpassed expectations all around from the buzz on the streets to the crowded venues for the more than 65 performances, readings, exhibitions and panel discussions.

Special thanks to all the venues that participated, including: The Carr Center, the College for Creative Studies, The Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Film Theatre, the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Max M. Fisher Music Center/The Music Box, First Congregational Church, the Garfield Lofts Building, the Majestic Entertainment Center/the Magic Stick/Majestic Theatre, the Michigan Science Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, the Scarab Club, Wayne State University’s Old Main Building and the Wayne State Press Building, and The Wright Museum. Events like Art X are simply not possible without the participation of Detroit’s arts and cultural organizations.

And here's to the 38 artists who participated in this year’s festival: 2011 Kresge Eminent Artist Bill Harris and 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist Naomi Long Madgett. The 2011 Kresge Visual Arts Fellows: Corrie Baldauf, Liz Cohen, Olayami Dabls, Design 99, John Dunivant, Bruce Giffin, Scott Hocking, Laith Karmo, Richard Lewis, Hubert Massey, Heather McGill, and Mark Newport. The 2012 Kresge Literary Arts Fellows: Cheryl Alston, Mary Jo Firth Gillett, Lolita Hernandez, Kim Hunter, Michael Hurtt, Stephen Mack Jones, Heidi Kaloustian, Peter Markus, Ken Meisel, Marsha Music, Kathleen Pfeiffer, and Mark Stryker. The 2012 Kresge Performing Arts Fellows: Maria Costa, Don Doop Duprie, Laurie Eisenhower, Bryce Harding, Xiao Dong Wei, Kris Johnson, Natasha Miller, Passalacqua, Terry Peake, Chris Pottinger, Ara Topouzian and Shara Worden. Art X is an amazing example of the creativity, innovation and hard work going on within the Detroit arts scene!