Featured Artists

The following list are artists featured on Detroit Performs. 

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Antonio “Shades” Agee – A Detroit based painter. Ep. 110 Segment

Michelle Andonian – An award-winning photographer and videographer. Ep. 102 Segment

Arbor Opera Theatre – Opera Theatre located in Ann Arbor, MI. Ep. 305 Segment

ArtSoul Therapy A group that uses art as a therapeutic release. Ep. 311 Segment

Atwater Brewery – A brewery located in Detroit’s Rivertown district. Ep. 116 Segment


Virko Baley – Ukrainian opera composer. Ep. 305 Segment

Karen Barsy Specialist in dance therapy. Ep. 311 Segment

Michael Bashaw – Creator of musical sculptures. Ep. 310 Segment

Scott Baxter – A photographer. Ep. 102 Segment

Michael Birawer – A 3-D Artist. Ep. 109 Segment

Christine Bossler – Jewler who crafts intricate cufflinks. Ep. 303 Segment

Billy Brandt – An award-winning folk rocker. Ep. 301 Segment

Amy Elliott Bragg – Author. Ep. 109 Segment

Austen Brantley Young Sculptor. Ep. 202 Segment

Broadway Youth Workshop – Youth theatrical training. Ep. 115 Segment


Nick Cave – Artist and designer of wearable sculptures. Ep. 303 Segment

The Carr Center – African and African American cultural arts. Ep. 120 Segment

Cass Technical High School – Performance art based on The Heidelberg Project. Ep. 202 Segment

Aaron Casey – University of Huston Opera Singer. Ep. 104 Segment 

Adnan Charara – Contemporary Painter/Sculptor Ep108 Segment 

Billy Childs – Jazz composed and pianist Ep 210 Segment

Allen Christian – Recycled materials sculptor. Ep. 115 Segment

Cleveland Culinary Launch & Kitchen – Collaboration space for local food businesses in Northeast Ohio. Ep. 306 Segment

Pete Coe – Pop-culture painter. Ep. 211 Segment 

Chris Collins – Detroit Jazz master. Ep. 106 Segment

Russ Colins – Founder of  the Cinetopia International Film FestivalEp. 211 Segment

Carlos Contreras  Poet who shows how to find second chances in poetry. Ep. 311 Segment


Olayami Dabls – Curator at the African Bead Museum. Ep. 302 Segment

The Dance Theatre of Harlem – Professional studio school with a focus on classical ballet. Ep. 202 Segment

Noah Deledda – Aluminum sculpture artist. Ep. 302 Segment

Detroit City Chess Club – Detroit school kids playing an old classic. Ep. 204 Segment

Detroit Jazz Fest – Detroit based music festival. Ep. 210 Segment

Detroit Medical Orchestra – Medical personnel playing musical instruments. Ep. 201 Segment

Dr. David DiChiera – Opera Honors Award-Winner. Ep. 119 Segment

Alijah Dillard – College for Creative Studies student and artist. Ep. 116 Segment

Dirty Politix Records – Independent music record label started by friends. Ep. 105 Segment

Sean Dobbins – Musician and band leader. Ep. 104 Segment 

Aaron Dworkin – Musician and creator of the Sphinx Organization. Ep. 110 Segment


Michael Eastman – Artistic photographer. Ep. 105 Segment

El Anatsui  – Abstract sculptor. Ep. 118 Segment

Gregory Euclide – Painter using man-made materials found in nature. Ep. 111 Segment


Flophouse Skateboards – Ann Arbor based skate company. Ep. 208 Segment 

Foiled: Tinsel Painting in America – As seen at the American Folk Art Museum. Ep. 119 Segment

Fratellanza – A theatre company started by brothers. Ep. 112 Segment

Fresh Artists of Philadelphia – Philadelphia art teachers created an out-of-school arts program. Ep. 204 Segment


Darold Gholston – An artist and music producer in Metro Detroit. Ep. 203 Segment

Marcus Glenn – Talented collage artist. Ep. 302 Segment

Go Comedy! – A group of hilarious comedians. Ep. 109 Segment

Guernsey Dairy Farms – Restaurant, creamery and shop located in Northville, MI. Ep. 306 Segment


Myles Harlan – Solo musician and oboe player. Ep. 107 Segment

Farooq Hassan – Iraq native painter. Ep. 103 Segment

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas – Detroit based soul group. Ep. 106 Segment 

Rosie Herrera – Miami based dancer, choreographer and artistic director. Ep. 106 Segment

Jon Hill – A craftsman who puts soul into every instrument he creates. Ep. 301 Segment

Scott Hocking – A mixed-media installation artist. Ep. 201 Segment

Howell Opera House – Historic opera theatre located in the heart of Howell, MI. Ep. 305 Segment

Charlie Hoffman – Guitar craftsman. Ep. 107 Segment


The Infatuations – Funk and R&B/Soul band. Ep. 310 Segment


Charles James – Bygone era artist and designer. Ep. 303 Segment

Richard Jeryan – Weaving Master at Liberty Craftworks. Ep. 205 Segment

Ryan Myers-Johnson – Dancer and founder of The Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts. Ep. 113 Segment


Gary Kachadourian – Cut-and-fold artist creating a miniature world. Ep. 119 Segment

Jennifer Karady – Veteran based photographer. Ep. 209 Segment

Emily Gray Koehler – Printmaker specializing in woodcut reduction prints. Ep. 111 Segment

Alex Kip – University of Michigan Theatre graduate. Ep. 114 Segment

Diane Marie Kramer – Painter, sculptor, and photographer Ep 212 Segment

Audra Kubat – Detroit native singer-songwriter Ep. 206 Segment 


Aric Liljegren – Potter at Liberty Craftworks. Ep. 205 Segment 

Living Arts Program – A space that helps spark art and community initiatives. Ep. 204 Segment


Melanie Manos – Multifaceted Detroit artist Ep. 206 Segment 

Hubert Massey – Historic Muralist Ep 213 Segment 

Christian McBride – Jazz Artist and songwriter Ep. 210 Segment

Dunya Mikhail – For more information visit Ep. 103 Segment 

Jason Milan – An instrumentalist who re-imagines the sound of the guitar. Ep. 301 Segment

Jessica Care Moore – Poet and artist. Ep. 112 Segment

Uzma Mirza – Contemporary calligrapher Ep 103 Segment 

The Moanin’ Frogs – Saxophone ensemble. Ep 104 Segment  

Nawal Motawi – Tilework specialist. Ep. 103 Segment

Motionhouse Warwickshire based dance theater Ep. 208 Segment 

GC Myers – A Contemporary Painter Living in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Ep. 203 Segment


New Music Detroit – Members of the DSO creating music together. Ep. 117 Segment

Jannina Norpoth – Violinist and DSO legend. Ep. 107 Segment

Jennifer Nugent – Dancer, choreographer, and instructor. Ep. 120 Segment


Tom Otterness – Sculptor inspired by the working man. Ep 101 Segment 


Dominic Pangborn – Visual artist and CEO of Pangborn Design, Ltd. Ep. 207 Segment 

Rhea Pappas – Photographer know for her underwater subjects. Ep. 117 Segment

Camilo Pardo – Artist, fashion designer, and automotive designer. Ep. 117 Segment

Sanjay Patel – Pixar Animator. Ep. 211 Segment

Kate Paul – Painter specializing in murals. Ep. 203 Segment

Pheasant Farms – Urban gardening in the city of Detroit. Ep. 306 Segment

Performance Network Theatre – A theatre group from Ann Arbor, MI. Ep. 312 Segment

Pewabic Pottery – Beautiful pottery and tile work. Ep. 118 Segment

Alex Pratt – Potter at Liberty Craftworks. Ep 205 Segment 

Antoine Predock – Renowned Architect. Ep. 207 Segment 

Samuel Pruchno – Artist who has capture history on canvas. Ep. 119 Segment

PuppetART – A unique puppet theatre. Ep. 312 Segment


Tom Renshaw – Tattoo artist specializing in portraits. Ep. 115 Segment

Luis Resto – Detroit-based musician and songwriter. Ep. 102 Segment

Rick Robinson – Former DSO bass player. Ep. 310 Segment

Stephanie Rond – Painter, musician, and social activist. Ep. 206 Segment 


Amy Sacka – Detroit photographer. Ep. 212 Segment

Asukile Saffell Gardner – Detroit-based drawer with treasured parents Ep. 101 Segment

Salt & Cedar – A letterpress studio. Ep. 116 Segment

Vanessa Sawson – Michigan native actress Ep 108 Segment

Danny Schieble – Tape artists creating socially interactive pieces. Ep. 114 Segment

Gilda Snowden – Detroit artist and professor. Ep. 206 Segment

The Strand TheaterA historic theater surviving in the digital age. Ep. 312 Segment


Teaching Science Using the Arts – A dance collaboration between students and teachers. Ep. 120 Segment 

Third Coast Kings – A band inspired by Motown and Funk. Ep. 114 Segments

Janelle Thomason – Make-up artist and owner of Makeup Loft Studio. Ep. 118 Segment

Sean Tracy Veteran honoring artists. Ep 209 Segment 


Uchi – An artful sushi restaurant. Ep. 116 Segment

University of Michigan Health System’s Gifts of Art Program – Brings the world of art and music to the University of Michigan Health System. Ep. 201 Segment


Tom Varitek – Senior Program Manager at The Henry Ford.Ep. 205 Segment

Vision Male Ensemble – Male vocalist group from the Detroit School of Art. Ep. 304 Segment


Victor ‘Billione’ Walker – Detroit poet. Ep 102 Segment 

Carlton Ward – Conservation photographer. Ep. 212 Segment 

The Weird Sisters Circus – Aerial show and circus. Ep 208 segment 

Josh Wojick – Glass Blower & Shop Lead at Liberty Craftworks. Ep. 205 Segment 


Gary Zimnicki – A craftsman using Detroit’s houses to make instruments. Ep. 207 Segment