Tuesday, November 15, 2005


If you've walked along Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit lately, you've probably noticed the artwork on display at 1424, the lower level of the Lofts at Woodward Center.

Edgewise art is available for your viewing and purchasing
pleasure at 1424 Woodward Avenue in Detroit

The pieces - a selection of works by Detroit artists Edward Gardiner, Detroit Delux and Dennis Bruce Spencer - represent the first installment of Edgewise, a new art exhibition that was created for two reasons: to increase the presence of art in the downtown area, and to provide select local artists with a space to showcase their work.

A clever idea beneficial to both the city and its creative minds, Edgewise operates much like a virtual art gallery in that there is no actual "gallery space" - only a storefront window.

However, unlike online galleries that don't allow prospective buyers the opportunity to see a piece in person, the art of Edgewise - which is shown in 30-45 day installments - can be viewed 24 hours a day, right through the large viewing windows.

Some pieces on display at the first Edgewise gallery reception in September

The next installation of Edgewise, dubbed Edgewise II, is set for Friday, November 18, and is a photo show by members of the creative group, Living for Sundance.

Select works from Stephen Boyle, Ed Gardiner, Bob Haskins, Jerry Petkash and Kristi Spence will be unveiled at a special artist's reception that night.

So, the next time you're in the neighborhood, make a point to stop by and check out the cool, cutting-edge art that Edgewise has to offer. Who knows? You may just find that perfect over-the-sofa piece you've been looking for all these years.

And, if you're looking for a new loft to go with that piece of art, head upstairs to the
Lofts at Woodward Center and check out some the city's hippest urban dwellings, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Detroit.

For information on specific Edgewise pieces, please see the posted contact information at the Edgewise storefront or e-mail edgewisedetroit@yahoo.com.

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