Essay’d is a writing project which publishes short essays about Detroit artists on a monthly basis.

The essays are intended for a general reader, and aim to broaden the audience for Detroit art. Having said that, even readers who consider themselves knowledgeable about art in the city will probably find much to interest them.

The writers choose the artists they write about. There is no suggestion that this is a systematic attempt to identify the “best” or “most important” Detroit artists, or even to define what those terms mean. With time, though, we expect a fairly comprehensive survey to emerge.

The position the essays take to their subject is not critical, but neither is it reverential. The objective is to create a platform for Detroit artists, not a pedestal.

Essay’d also schedules occasional events, related in some way to the essays.