The sign that pointed up to Start Gallery

The sign that pointed up to the second floor where Start Gallery was at.

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Start Gallery

206 E. Grand River
Detroit MI 48226

Gallery owned and directed by Jason Reed, who also runs Klever Design and prints ZIPR magazine. Jason started the gallery when he noticed his friend, Candy Draper, a prolific painter, had dozens of paintings in her house and in storage.

Originally in the Merchants Building downtown, close to the Carr Center, rapidly increasing rent forced the gallery (along with Klever Design and ZIPR) to move out at the end of 2015, and there was talk of moving to a new location, but not much was revealed about that new location.

Now that Jason seems to have gotten comfortable at Corktown Studios, it appears that Start Gallery is closed for good. Jonathan J. Sandberg frequently helped Jason with framing artwork and installing shows.

Past exhibitions

From the Start Wars show

From the Start Wars show, Lin Zy and Matt Busch.

As you can see from the (still incomplete) listing below, Beyond the Machine, an homage to tattoo art, is an annually recurring show at Start Gallery. Star Wars fans are still hoping that Start Wars becomes an annually recurring show as well. So far all past exhibitions have been in the Merchants Building.

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