Detroit Michigan, Movement 2019 (DEMF)

May 24th – 29th, 2019

GM Renaissance Center, Detroit MI 05-26-2019 (Photo: Willow Ranch Travel)

Deeply loved yet often misunderstood. Your beauty & character knows no bounds.

I was lucky enough to spend another fantastic weekend with my closest friend in one of my absolute favorite places in the world, The D!

3+ days of music drenched madness. I can’t begin to describe how badly I needed that! I love you Detroit, thank you for yet another amazing, soul affirming experience.

Dishonorable mention of the weekend: The utter fail of FB messenger. Can’t tell you how many missed connections that caused.

(About a week late with this but decided to be self-indulgent & post it anyway)

www.movement.us (#DEMF)
*festival pictures to come

Detroit History:
[1] The word โ€œdetroitโ€ is French for โ€œstrait,โ€ and the French called the river โ€œle dรฉtroit du Lac ร‰riรฉ,” meaning โ€œthe strait of Lake Erie.โ€ On July 24, 1701, a French explorer and nobleman by the name of Antoine de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac founded Detroit.

[2] In 1960 Detroit was the richest per capita city in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Today Detroit has filed for bankruptcy, the largest American city to do so. โ€ฆ Thirty-three percent (33%) of Detroit’s 140 square miles is vacant or derelict.

Don’t let that stat fool you. Detroit is rich in spirit & thankfully art is the current tent pole.

Exciting stuff happening in galleries like The Scarab Club & MOCA Detroit
You also have the beautiful & well established Detroit Institute of Arts
Funky hometown clothing designers SMPLFD & Shinola
The always vibing local wine bar Motor City Wine
Everyone’s favorite Squares since ’46 @ Buddy’s Pizza
Get your BBQ fix at Slow’s
Techno vinyl geek out at Submerge, Hello Records & Peoples Records (Just to name a few)

I’m not even scratching the surface

Still wild & rough around the edges but that’s what I love you Detroit.

Near Comerica Park: Downtown (Photo: Willow Ranch Travel)
Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts The Detroit Industry fresco cycle was conceived by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886โ€“1957) as a tribute to the city’s manufacturing base and labor force of the 1930s. Rivera completed the twenty-seven panel work in eleven months, from April 1932 to March 1933. It is considered the finest example of Mexican mural art in the United States, and the artist thought it the best work of his career (credit: dia.org)

Also known as..
TECHNO CITY, America’s Comeback City, Arsenal of Democracy, City of Trees, City of the Straits, Hitsville USA, Hockeytown, The Motor City & of course Motown.

Credit 1: Wikipedia

Credit 2: Michigan dot org

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