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Essay’d is a writing project that publishes short illustrated articles about Detroit artists. The essays are intended for a general reader and aim to broaden and deepen the audience for Detroit art. 

The writers choose their subjects. 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. But since we have now published more than 30 authors, the project has evolved into something of a survey of Detroit art.

Essay’d uses the writing project as a platform to organize exhibitions, events, and workshops on art writing, publishing, and curating. The revenue from these endeavors, in conjunction with funding from various foundations, allows writers, artists, and editors to get paid.

Comments or questions? CONTACT: steve (at) essayd.org