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Strengthening Community Through Art

 
Affordable studio space

STUDIO & WORK SPACE

High quality arts education

HIGH-QUALITY ARTS EDUCATION

exhibition and performance space 

PERFORMANCE & EXHIBITION SPACE

Community-Based Artist Residency

ARTIST RESIDENCY

Public Art installations 

ART FOR PUBLIC SPACES

 
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Coming Soon: Art Park, Residency, & Studios

This year, 555 will transform a vacant space in East Detroit into permanent space for artists to live, work, and grow.

The project includes: a large shared space for studio, commercial, and living opportunities; an outdoor Foundry and Art Park for public art and events, and a house for resident artists to make into a home. The impact of the Art Park will reach into the community, beautifying the area and bringing people together. 

 
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Over 10 Years of Impact

The mission of 555 is to provide space for artists and make the arts accessible to the community. The organization was founded in Ann Arbor in 2002 by Carl W. Goines, Jacob "Monte" Martinez, and Andres Garces. From its humble beginnings in a dark corridor of a warehouse as a small studio collective to the polished gallery and studios in the old jail cells of the former Detroit Third Police Precinct, 555 has created space for the arts on a shoestring budget with Artists in Residents, volunteerism, sheer tenacity, and the support of the Detroit community.