Attention all artists with a passion for large scale pieces and a competitive edge: Ann Arbor property development and management company, Oxford Management, invites you to compete in a mural competition. Oxford’s headquarters downtown (210 S. Fifth Ave.) will feature the winners on their south-facing walls. The theme of the mural competition is “creating community,” and the competition is open to any artist or groups of artists currently residing in Michigan. Artists must execute the project in the spring/summer of 2015. Applications are being accepted until January 1st; artists selected will be notified on January 15th.
By K.A. Letts We expect public art— all those fountains, sculptures and murals— to express our civic soul, our collective values and our aspirations, providing visual relief from right angles and concrete. Ann Arbor’s PowerArt!, an ongoing project sponsored by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, The Arts Alliance
by Jeff Milo Music forges connections. And with an artist like Tyler Duncan spending the last 15 years in the producer’s chair for albums by Michigan-based artists, music cultivates versatility. Ann Arbor-based Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist composer/producer, Tyler Duncan’s fall/winter slate of production/writing-contribution credits include the forthcoming debut album by singer/songwriter Madeline Grant, followed by new releases
Swizzille Trip will take Ann Arbor on a dreamy, unhinged sonic ride Friday night. The Detroit psych-rock trio will host “Psychedelic Friday” with Detroit Trouble, The Kenny Hill Group, Frame 42 and XLR8 at The Blind Pig. It will be a far-out musical journey filled with trippy, poppy and down-home blues-rock fitting for a Labor