Live Coal Gallery is a Detroit-based social venture whose mission is to transform lives and neighborhoods through art, community development, and education. We fulfill our mission through four main projects: Live Coal Collective, The RED, Live Coal Arts Mobile, and Detroit rePatched.
Live Coal Gallery is thrilled to once again be a Knight Arts Challenge winner. Our project, Aired Out Quilts, will utilize the oral histories of native and long-time Detroiters who have lived in neighborhoods that are either distinct, in transition, enduring or on the edge of abandonment. These stories will provide the inspiration for fiber artists to create contemporary freedom quilts that will be “aired out” and hung at homes in these select neighborhoods to serve as road maps to Detroit’s future.
Collaborating artists are (from left to right in photo above): Timashion Jones, Patricia Millender, April Shipp, Yvette Rock, and Jean Alicia Elster.
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Live Coal thanks Knight Foundation and the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation for all their support over the years!