A long history
For more than thirty years, Detroit Focus has been promoting and
supporting the artists of Detroit. It has provided opportunities
for artists of all disciplines both emerging artists as well
as those with well-established careers. The link below will take
you to a timeline that lists the many exhibitions and projects that
Detroit Focus has produced.
UPDATE OCT. 9, 2013
We are please to announce that the entire archive of Detroit Focus material documenting the organization’s 30 year history is now in the collection of the Wayne State University Library System. Most of the documents have been digitized for use for all research purposes. For more information, feel free to email Diane Sybeldon – Arts and Media Librarian in the University Art Collection for Theatre, Dance, Film Studies and Media Collection.
A very special
Detroit Focus 2000
In November 2000, Detroit Focus, an artists' alliance, coordinated
the largest visual arts event in the city's history. Detroit
Focus 2000 consisted of well over one hundred exhibitions and
dozens of lectures and special events.
For full information and a link to the Portfolio images, please
Detroit Focus, using a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts
and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA),
has created a publication about artist Robert Wilbert and his impact
on the artist community during his 38-year teaching career at Wayne
The recent exhibition of Robert's work at Susanne Hilberry Gallery
has ended. However, the book, Robert Wilbert: Ennobling the Ordinary,
is still available at the gallery at a cost of $50.00. Or you can
order it direct from Detroit Focus.
Detroit Focus, an artists' alliance, has
served the Detroit art community since 1978. Its first
gallery was established on Beaubien Street in Detroit's Greektown
area. It has nurtured and established a generation of Detroit visual
The thousands of artists, whose work Detroit Focus has nurtured
and exhibited, continue to be active members of the world community
of artists and arts educators. To this day, Detroit Focus remains
dynamic, vital and active.
Do you have a project that Detroit Focus might help you with?
Although we have limited funds available, we are willing to assist any artist or arts organization with the completion of a worthwhile project. Please direct all inquiries to the address found here.
We're always happy to answer your questions and to hear your feedback.
To contact the Executive Director or the Editor of Detroit Focus,
please click here.