Art in Curious Places

Join us as we capture beautiful and intriguing transformations in the scenic landscapes of Detroit. These could be captivating outdoor installations like Dabls' gorgeous museum, or old industrial sites where nature has infiltrated the rubble.

Each site is a special work of art created by humans or forces of nature. This may also include overgrown piles of junk. We at Seafoam Palace are driven by our love of exploring and finding time capsules, strange artifacts, puzzling ephemera and bewildering toys – the cultural remnants of people and their habitats, signposts of earlier customs, pleasures, safeguards and tastes. Perhaps like you, we delight in digging through debris to see the struggles and embraces between artifice and nature, the new shapes, patterns and textures that can emerge when the discarded turns into a wilderness. And as artists, this process inspires us to create.

In this series, Art in Curious Places, we visit interesting, publicly accessible sites in Detroit to paint and draw. Check out the photos below for previous sessions and upcoming dates. Bring your sketch pad or camera!

  • Dirty Happy Hour

    Date: September 24, 2019 5:30-7:30PM
    Place: Core City, Detroit
    To RSVP and get details, please email We'll send you directions. This is a free workshop for adults over 18. Looking forward to seeing you there!
  • Dabls African Bead Museum

    Date: August 13, 2018 4:00PM-6:00PM
    Place: Dabls African Bead Museum
  • Trash Bunnies and Wheels

    Date: May 23, 2017 5:00PM-7:00PM
    Place: Southwest Detroit
  • Industrial Cotton Candy

    Date: March 24, 2017 4:00PM-6:00PM
    Place: Southwest Detroit