• Phone: 313-833-1300

Kayrod Gallery

The Kayrod Gallery is open by appointment only

Monday – Friday

10am – 3pm

To schedule a visit to the Kayrod Gallery,

Reservations are required – Please See Registration Links Below

Each visit is limited to 60 minutes. Health screening, temperature check and social distancing protocols will be observed in order to enter the building.

Free parking in rear of building.

Please note: Event details may change in order to comply with Michigan and Federal Covid-19 regulations.


Emerge! Art Festival

Emerge! is an art festival presented by Hannan Center, open to emerging artists 55 years and older. The festival centers around a competition where artists are asked to submit up to two pieces of their best work to be judged by a jury of prominent arts professionals and also by a public vote of the arts community. Winners will be announced during a day of arts-focused activities at Hannan Center.

Global Faces

“Global Faces” is solo exhibition of the portraits by photographer Maurice Sanders. Maurice, is a freelance photographer with roots in the city of Detroit and the State of Michigan.

Strange Fruit

“Strange Fruit ” is a monumental quilt created by artist April Anue. April honors the memory of African Americans who were lynched in the United States by embroidering their names on this 10ft by 10.5ft masterpiece.

Beyond Black History

“Beyond Black History” is an exhibit held in collaboration with “Creative Spirits” collective to honor the accomplishments of African Americans.

Second Sunday Artist Talk

“Second Sunday Artist Talk” Every second Sunday from 1 to 2pm, the Hannan Center and SAGE Detroit sponsors an artist talk.


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First Place Winner (Juried)

Walter Bailey, Women at the Well of Creation,  Acrylic Fusion Art

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Second Place Winner (Juried)

Anita Gibbs, At Last After Quarantine, Acrylic on Canvas

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Third Place Winner (Juried)

Victoria Hart, Hope, Acrylic on Canvas

Established in 1994, the Ellen Kayrod Gallery hosts diverse older adult artists, professional and amateur, as well as multigenerational groups in exhibits throughout the year. An integral part of the Midtown arts community, the gallery provides a venue for older artists and the community to come together for artistic exploration and discovery.

Artist that have recently shown in the gallery include B.B. Winslow, Tom Parish, Peter Daniel Bernal, and Vito Valdez.

Artists may submit exhibition proposals, participate in open call exhibitions, or be invited to exhibit.

For more information, contact Richard Reeves, Jr., Director of Arts and Culture, at 313.833.1300 ext. 25.

Renovations are complete and the expanded Kayrod Gallery is now open! By appointment,  Monday – Friday,  10am – 3pm, 313-833-1300