Tag Archives: Gallery 555

After a long, successful run, Ypsilanti’s SPUR Studios to close in July

It just became official that SPUR Studios would be closing on July 31, after six years in operation. Launched during the summer of 2009 by James Marks, the founder of Ypsilanti screen printing shop VG Kids, the constantly buzzing hive of interconnected studio spaces has served as home for dozens, if not hundreds, of local […]

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Lisa Waud on her plans to expand Ann Arbor’s Pot & Box into the thriving entrepreneurial hotbed that is Detroit’s Corktown

A few days ago, Linete and I foud ourselves in Detroit, without kids, poking around Corktown. The plan was to get something warm to drink at Astro Coffee, but it looked too crowded. Linette peaked in, through one of the fogged-up windows, to see if there was space for me. (She can fit most anywhere. […]

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No Post Tonight: Shadow Art Fair overload edition

I just got home from a marathon, 5-hour Shadow Art Fair judging session, so there won’t be anything new on the site tonight. I’m sorry about that, but I’m dead tired… I almost don’t even have the energy to share my brilliant new idea with you. It occurred to me as I was walking home […]

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Stealing a Banksy in Detroit

Anonymous British graffiti artist and provocateur, Banksy, recently passed through Detroit, leaving at least three pieces scattered throughout the city. And, one of those pieces, entitled “I remember when all this was trees,” is in the news today… It appears as though our friends at Gallery 555 stole it. This photo, taken by Jason Matthews […]

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Spur Studios to open In Ypsilanti

About two years ago now, James Marks, the founder of the custom screen printing company VG Kids, and I walked through the ruins of Tom Monaghan’s failed Ypsilanti college, Ave Maria, discussing the possibility of turning it into an incubator for ambitious local arts initiatives. The timing wasn’t right for James at that moment, but […]

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