Mission and History


We are Detroit Art. Detroit Artists Market is a non-profit gallery committed to contemporary art and to connecting artists, collectors and communities.


The foremost destination to exhibit, collect and learn about contemporary art in Detroit.

bodog手机版下载 is committed to exhibiting and selling the work of local artists. Each year bodog手机版下载 sells $100,000 in original artwork and distributes $66,000 in commissions to 500 local artists, more than any other nonprofit gallery in this area. Your contribution allows us to showcase Detroit artists and contribute significantly to their livelihood.


The Detroit Artists Market (bodog手机版下载) was founded in 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression. A group of local art patrons, led by Mrs. H. Lee Simpson, recognized that local artists needed a place to exhibit and sell their work. Originally called Detroit Young Artists Market, the gallery was created to provide a source of income for artists under the age of 30.

In 1936, the gallery’s name changed to Detroit Artists Market (bodog手机版下载), which reflected the growth of the organization as it began to exhibit both emerging and established Detroit artists of all ages and stature.

In addition to providing artists with the means of a livelihood, bodog手机版下载’s founders had another goal: educating public taste through the exhibition and sale of work by the finest of Detroit’s local artists. bodog手机版下载 ran solely on the help of volunteers and board members, up until the first salaried manager in 1969.

Today, the gallery is rooted in the history of Detroit art and culture, and continues to be one of the finest nonprofit contemporary art galleries in the Midwest. bodog手机版下载 has a distinguished history of creating a lively culture characterized by experimentation and artistic creativity.



Matt Fry, Director

Kelly Farrell, Gallery Manager

Charlene McNary, Bookkeeper

Mike Kearns, Art Installer

Board Members

Nancy Cummins, Chair, Plante Moran

Tara Synowiec, Finance, Plante Moran

Kate Baker, Vice Chair, ED Oakland Housing

Hubert Massey, Artist

Effie Steele, Consultant

Hannah Fielstra, Rothstein Law Group

Leslie Graves, Attorney and Art Consultant

Meighen Jackson, Exhibitions Committee Chair, Artist

Megan Winkel, Secretary, Henry Ford Health System

Doug McElroy, Retired CFO

Carole Morisseau, Artist

Amanda Jackson, Digital Marketing & Social Media Specialist

Juana Williams, Independent Curator

Philip Rivera, Director, Visitor Services, Detroit Institute of Arts

Exhibition Committee Members

Jeff Cancelosi

Veronica Bielat

Jetshri Bhadviya

Maureen Devine

Meighen Jackson, Chair

Melissa Jones

Darcel Deneau

Dan Graschuck

Leslie Graves

Tracy Irwin

Andrew Thompson

Holliday Taylor Martindale

Gary Eleinko

Laura Gibson

John Korachis

Stephanie James

Megan Winkel

Juana Williams

Elizabeth Youngblood