This is an All Media Open call exhibition for works of art from young and emerging artists (aged 30 and under).

This exhibition is designed to bring to life the many stories and perspectives of young adults through autobiographical and historical references of the self in any form.

Self-portraiture portrays how an artist views themselves, allowing viewers to gain insight on what is personal to the creator. Artists are asked to submit self-portraits at their current age; if they have a second self-portrait from a previous age, that can be included as well.

Inviting all artists and creatives to come and sketch Austen Brantley’s work or create your own concepts, while enjoying drinks of choice.First 3 Fridays of February- Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb, 17 from 5-8 pm

Guests can BYOB in concealed containers, preferably sealed containers. PLEASE NOTE: Any alcohol must be kept within the gallery. Guests can bring small snacks. Venue is wheelchair accessible(use Woodward entrance).Chairs will be provided, please bring your own drawing materials. Registration Required.

Film @ The Carr in partnership with Trinity Film Entertainment Group presents, “Black Health Is.”

This documentary film, written and directed by Edward Hill, was produced by the ISH Project, a nonprofit community wellness group that seeks to expand the meaning of health by using the touchpoints of volunteering, wellness workshops, and media. The ISH Project aims to improve  the quality of life of its participants and the greater community by educating its members on how to get their communities healthier.

The screening is followed by a talkback with Edward Hill. A Carr Center  PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN event.

laughin’… cryin’… lovin’ is what the Blues are all about! You don’t want to miss this Carr Center Special Event, an intimate and riveting performance with Thornetta Davis, Detroit’s Queen of the Blues. 

Her rock the house vocals are synonymous with soulful, gritty, downhome and sassy…  and her blues creds are for real legit!

Crowned Detroit’s Queen of the Blues in 2015, Thornetta Davis is an international singer, songwriter, recording artist,who  has also been awarded by the Detroit Blues Society with their “Living Lifetime Achievement Award” and she has  a star on the Canada South Blues Museum “Walk of Fame”. Tickets are only $15

MUSÉ : a solo exhibition, opened Wednesday January 18th. It is a new series of work from Detroit based artist, Austen Brantley, and it features his stunning clay sculptures, paintings and drawings of women presenting endless possibilities and fantastical dreamscapes.

We are hosting a special Closing weekend reception on Friday, February 24th from 6 – 9pm. 

The evening’s program will include an artist talkback with Austen Brantley beginning at 7:30 pm.

Reception is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Refreshments will be served. 

The event is free but registration is required.

From the inspired mind of Detroit’s legendary poet, playwright and producer, jessica Care moore… The Carr Center presents a new three-part series, VIBE SESSIONS. 

This series will be hosted and curated by jessica Care moore, CEO of Moore Black Press, Executive Producer of Black WOMEN Rock! and founder of the literacy-driven, Jess Care Moore Foundation. 

VIBE SESSIONS will be an eclectic, intimate live music and conversation experience with a different slate of gifted musicians, visual artists, poets and more featured monthly.

This event series is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.A Carr Center PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN event.