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PASSENGER is a residency program and center for contemporary art in development in Detroit’s Capitol Park district. Founded by artists Brian Barr and Lauren Rice, the residency program will provide national and international artists with a live/work space and monthly stipend to attract top artists from around the world to live and work in Detroit. PASSENGER will provide local emerging artists with access to affordable live/work artist studios, workshops, and shared co-working space and facilities. With generous support from the Knight Foundation, Rock Ventures and Bedrock Real Estate Services, PASSENGER will begin it’s programming in Capitol Park on Friday August 22nd, 2014.

Event Information


Who is PASSENGER is a one night event that will serve as an introduction to PASSENGER. This event will showcase the future home of PASSENGER at 119 State Street as well as the artwork of those in the Detroit art community who are supporters of the project.

August 22nd, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
119 State Street, Detroit MI
Parking is available in the garage on Michigan Avenue and Griswold

Featured artists:

Colin Blakely, Austin Brady, Jeffrey Evergreen, Laith Karmo, Shaina Kaaztelan, Osman Khan, Faina Lerman, Kylie Lockwood, Anthony Marcellini, David Parker, Lauren Rice, Amy Sacksteder, Gilda Snowden, Millee Tibbs, Gregory Tom, Tim Van Laar, Graem Whyte, and Alison Wong



3 August 22nd, 2014

{ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

, 119 State Street, Detroit MI

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3 September 25th, 2014

{ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

, 119 State Street, Detroit MI

NEXT EVENT: Save The Date

3 October 9th, 2014

{ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

, 119 State Street, Detroit MI

PASSENGER is not yet accepting applications.
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Meet the Team

Brian Barr

Brian Barr

Lauren Rice

Lauren Rice


Rock Ventures LLC
Bedrock Real Estate Services

College for Creative Studies