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Front of the gallery for Sydney James's opening.

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Playground Detroit

2845 Gratiot
Detroit MI 48207

1535 Sixth Street
Detroit MI 48226

Founded by Paulina Petkoski and Samantha Bankle Schefman, the gallery was originally located in a third floor loft. Playground Detroit sometimes collaborates with the David Klein Gallery to put art installations in the window niches of that gallery's Detroit location.

In November 2016, Playground Detroit started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $75,000 toward the new space. On December 28, 2016, campaign pledges exceeded the goal by $630. The new space had its first exhibition in early 2018.

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Past exhibitions

Pauline, Sydney and Samantha

(left to right) Pauline Petkoski, Sydney G. James, Samantha Bankle Schefman, at the opening reception for James's solo show at Playground Detroit.

At the new permanent location

After obtaining a permanent location, the gallery has continued to have "off-site" exhibits, which sometimes overlap with the "on-site" exhibits.

Ellen Rutt's exhibit This Must Be the Place was hosted by Playground Detroit at Eightfold Creative, 2831 E. Grand Blvd. Opened July 20, 2019 and ran to July 27, 2019.

Scott Klinker's Structures of Light exhibit was at 1301 Broadway, Detroit. Opened January 10, 2020 and ran to January 31, 2020.

The Hum and Glow of Winter, an installation at Beacon Park by Michael Polakowski, opened on February 27, 2020. I don't know if it's still there.

James Oscar Lee's Null Account off-site exhibit at 1201 Bagley, in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, not far from the gallery's original location, opened on February 15, 2020, and I believe it ran to March 28, 2020.

Myths + Figments, Antonia Stoyanovich, at 8711 Grand River. Opened October 29, 2020 and ran to November 21, 2020.

At temporary locations

The painter with one of his paintings at Playground Detroit

Luke Mack next to one of his paintmaings at a temporary Playground Detroit. location.

At the original location

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