Art Galleries Tour of Detroit, Detroit

There are many art galleries in the city of Detroit. It is also home to the prestigious Institute of Art, so many talented artists live in the area. Here, you can see everything from modern art, traditional fine art and photography to prints, sculpture and other forms of visual art. This self-guided tour will lead you to Detroit's most noteworthy art galleries.
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Art Galleries Tour of Detroit Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries Tour of Detroit
Guide Location: USA » Detroit (See other walking tours in Detroit)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Author: vickyc
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Scarab Club

1) Scarab Club

The Scarab Club is an artists' club, gallery, and studio in the Cultural Center Historic District of Detroit, located at 217 Farnsworth Street, near the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Science Center. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1974 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

The Scarab Club was formed in 1907. It began as an informal association named the Hopkin Club after the founder, marine painter Robert Hopkin. The members met...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Detroit Institute of Arts

2) Detroit Institute of Arts (must see)

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has one of the largest, most significant art collections in the United States. In 2003, the DIA ranked as the second largest municipally owned museum, with an art collection valued at more than one billion dollars. With over 100 galleries, it covers 658,000 square feet (61,130 m²); a major renovation and expansion project completed in 2007 added 58,000 square feet (5,388 m²). The museum building is highly regarded by architects. The original building,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Artists Market

3) Artists Market

The Detroit Artists Market, also called DAM, was established in 1932 and is one of the oldest galleries in the region. It promotes emerging and well-known local artists by exhibiting and selling their work. In the past it displayed pieces by only young artists but that has since changed. The market often holds temporary exhibitions of several artists' pieces on a certain theme or the work of one particular artist at a time. In addition to paintings, you can find jewelry, pottery, and more.
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Elaine L. Jacob Gallery

4) Elaine L. Jacob Gallery

The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery is part of Wayne State University and is the best modern art gallery in the city. The gallery displays local, national and international modern art that will provoke and challenge you. Pieces include paintings, sculptures, photography and more.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm; Friday: 10 am - 7...   view more
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Dell Pryor Gallery

5) Dell Pryor Gallery

Dell Pryor Gallery has been displaying the work of local Detroit artists for the past 15 years. The gallery has a wide assortment of pieces that includes many contemporary paintings, sculptures and photographs. It exhibits work by both emerging and internationally-known artists.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 6...   view more

Walking Tours in Detroit, Michigan

Create Your Own Walk in Detroit

Create Your Own Walk in Detroit

Creating your own self-guided walk in Detroit is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Landmarks Tour of North Detroit

Landmarks Tour of North Detroit

There are many tourist attractions in the northern area of Detroit. The Motown Historical Museum, for example, tells the history of the city from a musical perspective. There are also an amazing array of architecturally interesting buildings and churches. This self-guided tour will lead to the most notable landmarks in north Detroit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Nightlife Tour of Detroit's New Town

Nightlife Tour of Detroit's New Town

Detroit's New Town is the more modern part of the city and is where the campus of Detroit University is located. There are many great bars and nightclubs in this area that cater to a younger crowd. Take this self-guided tour to explore the nightlife in Detroit's New Town.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Museums Tour of Detroit

Museums Tour of Detroit

You will find many interesting museums in Detroit that specialize in art, history, science and more. The most popular museum in the city is the Motor Sports Museum. Detroit historically has had close ties to the auto industry, and this strong relationship continues to this day. Take this self-guided tour to visit Detroit's best museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Tour of Detroit's Belle Isle

Tour of Detroit's Belle Isle

Detroit's Belle Isle is a wonderful island connected to the city by a bridge. There are many interesting tourist attractions on the island. You can visit a museum, stroll through a fairy-tale-beautiful park, see a memorial lighthouse and more. Take this self-guided tour to explore Belle Isle, which is fittingly named 'beautiful island'.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
Dowtown Detroit Orientation Walk

Dowtown Detroit Orientation Walk

Detroit, being the oldest city in the Midwest, boasts a number of landmarks, many of which are concentrated in the downtown area. The must-see attractions in Detroit include the Renaissance Center, Hart Plaza and Campus Martius Park. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most fascinating landmarks and neighborhoods in downtown Detroit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Cultural Tour of Detroit

Cultural Tour of Detroit

Detroit is a multicultural city heavily influenced by the automobile industry. The city has a thriving arts scene and boasts many art galleries and theaters. This self-guided tour will lead you to Detroit's best cultural attractions.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km