Cranbrook Art Museum will host a free cyanotype constellation-making activity based on the artwork Finding Freedom by Sonya Clark. Each participant will create their own constellation fabric square to bring home using the sun and seeds. Finding Freedom is on view at Cranbrook Art Museum until September 24, 2023, as part of the exhibition Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other.

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Detroit Walk to Freedom that culminated with a moving address by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which is widely considered a preview to his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, People for Palmer Park will commemorate the historic event with various art displays. Guests can also enjoy musical performances from Marion Hayden and Freedom Sounds — featuring Marion Hayden on bass, A. Spencer Barefield on guitar, Alvin Waddles on piano, Tariq Gardner on drums, and Isis Damil on vocals.   

A Knight Arts Challenge winner, the Freedom Arts Festival connects—and reconnects!—Detroiters to their neighborhood parks. Featuring music, dance, storytelling, and art reflecting Detroit’s multicultural tapestry, the festival brings together freedom, racial justice, history, and connection to place through arts & culture.  

The Freedom Arts Festival is organized by the Detroit Parks Coalition. More information on all festival dates is available here.

Public programs associated with Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other at Cranbrook Art Museum are supported by the Gilbert Family Foundation, the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.