Free Art Friday – In Detriot
WHAT’S FREE ART FRIDAY? Free Art Scavenger Hunt in the City of Detroit! Their Mission: To promote creativity in the city, celebrate art in all forms and get people out there exploring this great city!
- Make art.
- Put The Note on the back. (Download “The Note” here.)
- Hide it somewhere in the city.
- Post a photo clue of the drop spot to Facebook and Twitter.
- Anyone who finds it is free to take the artwork home. We just ask that they tweet or post a photo to let the artist know that it has found a good home.
If you’re an art enthusiast:
- HOOK UP WITH FAFDET on Facebook or Twitter
- Look for clues - They’ll post photographic clues to the FAFDET Facebook page or Twitter with the hashtag #fafdet.
- Go explore Detriot and snag from free art, if you can find it.
“The mission of Free Art Friday coincides with the idea of the DIA trying to make the museum available to everybody,” said Tim Smith, CEO and President of Skidmore Studio. “[This is a] call to artistic arms for getting the vote out.”
Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County voters will see the 0.2 mill tax on their ballots for the Aug. 7 primary, which would raise $23 million annually if it were passed in all counties and would come out to $20 a year for the owner of a home worth $200,000. Without the tax, the DIA says it will have to make cuts and eventually close, though opponents point to the museum’s large endowment and object to putting the museum’s financial burden on taxpayers.
Though artists, teachers and public officials alike have spoken for the DIA, FAFDET’s smaller, Do-It-Yourself approach to art might seem at odds with the longstanding institution’s. But Smith sees commonalities between FAFDET and the DIA.
“Art is and has always been a very social thing, and museums are one gathering place people can go to see it,” he said. “Art needs to be for the masses.”