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The 5e Gallery Believes in Community

The 5e Gallery, a non-profit visual art and hip hop gallery in Corktown, is moving to a new location. They’re celebrating in style this Saturday with the 50 for 5e Music Festival, a 12-hour music marathon including performances by Monica Blaire, D. Allie, and Invincible.

The 50 for 5e features over 50 artists from Detroit’s urban music community. The music festival will commemorate the galleries last day at their current location while raising funds to renovate their new venue.

So, what does 50 for 5e mean? For $50 you get 10 event admissions and 5 drink tickets to be used at future 5e events at their new space.

I love that this pre-sale model involves the community; the community is investing in the future of the gallery.

Small business owners and other volunteers are getting involved too. On the same Saturday from 10:00-5:00 PM, Slow’s Barbeque, Avalon
International Breads, Pinnacle Construction and other businesses and
volunteers are coming together to work on the new space. The
site is the former Zeitgeist Gallery at 2661 Michigan Ave., Detroit

The idea is to do some real work and further more cooperation between small businesses in Detroit going forward. Lunch will be served.  Wear work clothes and come prepared to work, have fun and network with others. This is the launch project for withDetroit.

Sicari Ware and Piper Carter, the 5e Gallery coordinators, believe input and involvement from the community are important.

"It's important to involve community in every step of the process. The venue should have a relationship with both the surrounding neighborhood of Corktown, as well as the Detroit artistic community which it serves. This approach allows for involvement in the development stages so that those communities can help shape the vision of 5e moving forward." ~Sicari Ware

The music festival features 50 artists that will perform from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on May 15th. The event is taking place at their current space at 2125 Michigan Avenue.

If you purchase the 50 for 5e ticket packet you receive free entry to the music festival. If you can’t afford the $50 packet you can still attend the festival for a $5 donation. For more information on the event check out the 5e website.

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