• 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,

The Kayrod Gallery is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 3pm

Free parking in rear of building.

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


This Year's Emerge! Art Festival Winners!

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First Place Winner (Juried)

And A Star to Steer Her By / Erica Chappuis / Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas

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Second Place Winner (Juried)

De Soto / David Prescott / Pen and Inks

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Third Place Winner (Juried)

A Winter’s Day / Richard Halprin / Acrylic, Ink and Pencil on Plywood

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People’s Choice Award

Lady Sings / Pamela Jackson / Acrylic Pour


Grandfather plays a unique role in each person’s life; but he is an essential and pivotal figure in all families and in society at large. This exhibition is open to every possibility of Grandfather, and sets no boundaries as to how you may represent him. Your interpretation of the theme and the form of artistic expression you choose – these will show what the essence of Grandfather is to you.

September 10 – October 8

Friday, September 10  l  5PM – 8PM

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.

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