GRAILS, like the medieval legend for which they are named, are a coveted pair of sneakers that are a must-have in every enthusiasts collection.

GRAILS: The Sole and Black Culture , is an exhibit that explores the images, designs and stories of the people who covet, collect, create and consume sneakers.

The exhibition is currently housed in our new Carr Center Gallery, 15 E. Kirby St, in the heart of Detroit’s cultural district and will continue in an extended engagement when the gallery is once again opened to the public.

In the meantime, today, we share with you Part 2 of our Virtual Tour Video series of GRAILS for your viewing pleasure.

This is the second installment of our guided video tour from the current Carr Center Gallery exhibition GRAILS: The Sole and Black Culture

“I think there are a lot of people out there like me who don’t understand the passion that people have for sneakers and just don’t know how to enter the conversation,” said Erin Falker Obichigha, curator of the exhibit. “Through this process, I have met and talked with some amazing individuals who have helped me to understand their love for footwear.”

“As a curator, I know that it is the personal stories that help people find an understanding that sticks,” said Obichigha. “I hope that by sharing the personal stories of these artists, GRAILS: The Sole and Black People , can help others understand this art form. This exhibition is not just for people in the know but those on the outside looking in.”

For more of our video series, From the Carr Center Gallery, just click here.

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