On Sunday, Historic Fort Wayne will be filled with music, art, poetry and wisdom. The first-of-its-kind spectacular, “Hold the Fort” runs from noon to 10 p.m. on May 26.
Organizers are working to establish an annual expo to inspire and engage future generations through the transformative power of creative collaboration. The program will bring together local and global artists, innovators and builders, local food vendors and community groups who will be creating a temporary world that provokes the imagination and stimulates participatory engagement.
Equally, organizers also want to reactivate this important historical site and allow participants to draw inspiration from Detroit’s rich history in building its future.
- Art Installations: Select art installations include “Home Mender” by Monica Canilao, “Gon Kirin” mobile installation by Ryan Doyle, a musical house installation by Airlift New Orleans, “Sky Burial-As Above so Below” by Bethany Shorb, Light installations by Kunsthalle-Detroit, and a laser piece by Matthew Schreiber .
- Fort The Record! Sheik ‘N’ Beik in coordination with local and international artists will attempt to secure a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, and break the world record for the largest back-to-back DJ set on vinyl.
- Project showcase of innovative companies in Detroit
- Food by local vendors and crafts to be sold onsite, beir garten.
Shuttles will be provided during “Hold the Fort” for the trek back and forth from Hart Plaza to Fort Wayne, where the Movement Electronic Music Festival will be happening.
The image above is a detail from “Sky Burial – As Above, So Below” an amazing installation by Bethany Shorb.
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