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The holiday season is upon us and it is time once again for "Home for the Holidaze 15: Songwriter Showcase & Charity Drive." The event brings together local performers for one evening of acoustic music for a good cause. The donations and proceeds from the event go towards purchasing food and winter clothing items that are distributed to homeless people and animals thru our selected charities: Congregation of Every 1, Hater Kitty Rescue Army and Outcry Street Ministry.

This year will feature the “return of revolver” a songwriters circle with the Inside Outlaws group of songwriters with performances by:
  • and special guest TY STONE

The show is on THURSDAY, DEC. 14 at 8 pm. The venue is PJ'S LAGER HOUSE located at 1254 Michigan Avenue in Detroit. Please call 313-961-4668. 21 & over are welcome. Admission is $5 with one can of people or pet food or winter clothing item or $6 without. Boots, blankets, socks and hats are much needed items this year.

Static Network has been hosting this night of songwriters for the past decade to benefit the community's homeless people and animals. The donations and proceeds from the event go towards purchasing food and winter clothing items that is distributed to the homeless thru our selected charities:

The Congregation of Every 1 - This local charity was founded as a congregation of people seeking a sense of community and a more efficient and direct means to help others. They provide back packs of food and goods that are distributed to the homeless population in the city.

Outcry Youth & Street Ministry - Brother Joe Hicks has been helping the homeless and youth in Detroit for over three decades. His nights are spent on the streets of downtown helping feed and clothe those less fortunate with the donations he receives.

Pet food donations are also collected each year and donated to a non-profit animal rescue shelter.
Hater Kitty Rescue Army is a local cat rescue group who takes care of eastside of Detroit neighborhood strays, gets them health checked, and places them in forever homes.


Lots of music! Lots of dancing! Lots of absurdity! And, lots of FUN!

The performance is at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom on November 17th, 2017, and marks Konrad's 3302nd performance since he graced the stages at 12 years old!

He will perform a cornucopia of classics from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 00's! Included in his repertoire are his sexy and soulful renditions of “Fever” and “My Way” that outshines Frank's version!

Konrad Lee, lounge singer extraordinaire is what you would call, the consummate performer. A Detroit gem. An acrobatic vocalist. A purveyor of fine Red Roof Inn’s across the United States. (He loves the mints found on the pillows.) A man of few words, unless music is playing.

He has brought his music to the masses and joy to crowds from Albuquerque, NM, to Juno, Alaska, to Pittsburgh, PA, to Amsterdam, Netherlands back home to Detroit. For about three decades, he’s been unstoppable and a crowd favorite – no matter the crowd.

Here’s just a taste of the wonderfully talented individuals who will grace the stage on this fantastic evening of low-class entertainment!

The Hotsy Totsies:
  • Ms. Lushes LaMoan - The hardest working showgirl in Detroit!  An entertainer since birth, swooshing out of the birth canal, she oozes sex appeal and screams laughter, and has been doing so for 11 years.
  • Ms. Kitty Paige -  The classic beauty with a big booty! For 10 years she has become known as your secret crush, your dream time lover. Don't let that smile fool you, she'll lure you in and claw your heart to shreds! MEoow!
  • Ms. Bootsie La Fontaine -  The one and only, a TRIP with no luggage, low class and a bad ass...she's our favorite bootsie. She's been bringing the gutter to the stage for the past 13 years.
The Samurai Arkestra:

  • Ms. Michele Jones -  By day, wild-mannered proprietor and scissor slinger of Gentlemen First Barbershop, featured as a Metro Times BOD award winner. By night she is the stunt double/lead vocalist, Viagra Jones, of Bazooka Jones. In between, she is often spotted looking for her keys.
  • Mr. Tim Suliman – Perennial pounder plays with Eastside Elvis, Popsicle Shiv, DCFC Northern Guard and the College of 'Pataphysics' Marching Band. And like fine wine, Tim S. is old, dusty, and mostly sour.
  • Mr. Sadaat Hossain -  This multi-instrumentalist and part-time lover plays in the band The Poltroons, Code Brown (the Ween cover band) and is owner/operator of the Raven Cafe in scenic Port Huron, MI. 
  • Mr. Tim Taebel – Bass monster Taebel currently plays in Eastside Elvis, Twitch, Noise Lab A/X and suspects that gravity is a hoax.
  • Mr. Lee Galbraith -  He is a man about town, connoisseur of fine spray cheese, and a musician based in Port Huron, MI. The Big Icky - He has traveled across the country, grossing and amazing people on the way, for 10 years. He's a man of stranger and unusual talents and if its not icky, its just disgusting!

Think old days or old school to the ‘Laugh-In’, ‘Dean Martin and the Golddigers’, ‘Smothers Brothers’ days, and you have Konrad Lee and the Hotsy Totsies w/the Samurai Arkestra.

Doors at 8pm. There will be two sets with an intermission.
Admission is $15 at the door. 18+
Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom
715 East Milwaukee Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 873-2955

GAME OVER! The Detroit debut of the new interactive game show!

Reloaded Events and Trainwreck Entertainment presents…

       The Detroit debut of the new interactive game show!

Put on a cheap costume and come to the Tangent Gallery on Saturday, November 18 at 8 pm for the Detroit debut of the interactive game show GAME OVER! Where everyone has a chance to win!

The cheesy, crazy ten laughs a minute game show, combines all the action and comedy of retro game shows from “Let's Make a Deal,” “The Price is Right” and “The Gong Show” into one crazy evening!

The show will be hosted by three outstanding guest hosts; Brian Papandrea, Chris Smith, and Lauren Harlow Weaver and accompanied by lovely stage hostesses Sadie Tate and Reilly Fein. The trio will have you on the edge of your seat as you compete for cash and prizes. One of the wacky hosts will try and stump you with wacky requests and riddles. Be sure to fill your pockets and purses with miscellaneous crap to increase your chances of winning. A lightning round will have you using Facebook to compete for a chance to win too. Prizes range from gift certificates and items from local Detroit merchants to cold hard cash! So get your game face on for Game Over!

Check out the video and event page at:

Saturday, November 18, 8pm
Admission is $10 at the door. 18+
Tangent Gallery
715 East Milwaukee Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 873-2955

Krampus Night 7 – A Holiday-ish Charity Extravaganza!

Oh you better watch out…’cus he’s coming back to town!  On Friday December 1st 2017, Krampus is at it again with the 7th annual festive event:


Who is Krampus?  Only the swellest devil to accompany ole’ St Nick on his rounds during the holidays.  Unlike Santa, he joyfully punishes the naughty by swatting them with switches…but who doesn’t? 
However, on this night he’s a devil with a cause helping those in need with a…

Toys For Tots & BWBD Benefit 

Bring in some new toys or cans of food and get in on the cheap (and some good feels)!  All toy donations are taken directly to a Toys For Tots center to benefit less fortunate children during the holidays and all canned donations go to Burners Without Borders Detroit to help feed the homeless (click here for details).
But he’s not stopping there with his benevolent malevolence!  He’s also helping to support local artists with a…

 Krampus Naughty List Bazaar 

Buy some swell affordable art gifts for the naughty on your list (or for your naughty self)!  You’ll find everything from small unique stocking stuffers to large original art pieces. 
And to make this a Black Friday you won’t regret, there’s also a…

 Not-So-Silent Art Auction 

Generously donated by various artists of the DAMNED Exhibition, Corpus Illuminata and the Krampus Bazaaryou can bid to take home some amazing fine art while helping the homeless!  100% of all auction funds go directly to Burners Without Borders Detroit to help purchase much needed supplies to create survival backpacks for the homeless (click here for details).
But wait!  There’s also the 7th annual…

 Wreck The Halls Exhibition 

It’s a “no-so-holiday” exhibition of naughty art, animatronics, ornaments and decorations!  The exhibition will be spread out all over the venue.  And this year, WTH includes a bad gingerbread house competition!
And for your “entertainment”, we once again bring you the hilariously disastrous…

 Christmahanakwanza Variety
Show Spectacular

Come experience a wild night of amazingly bad lip syncing, barely rehearsed skits and impromptu shenanigans loosely based on your favorite holiday television and film classics!  Featuring Satori Circus, Lushes LaMoan, Bootsie La Fontaine, Scott Dambacher and lounge singer extraordinaire Konrad Lee!
And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also…
  • Krampus Short Film Festival of holiday(-ish) indy films!
  • Live action Fugly Holiday Sweater Contest!
  • A full bar with all the boozy trimmings and spiked punch!
  • Swanky holiday lounge music all night…every-freakin’-where!
  • Demented decor by the Krampus Recrafting Antidecoration Party (KRAP)
And THE BIG MAN HIMSELF (KRAMPUS) will host a charity donation photo booth for photographic evidence and fun!

+ Schedule +

07:00 – Wreck The Halls & the Krampus Bazaar opens
08:00 – Krampus arrives for photos, swattings & candy
09:00 – Wreck The Halls Short Film Festival
10:00 – Christmahanakwanza Variety Show Spectacular Pt1
11:00 – Audience participation Fugly Holiday Sweater Contest
followed by Christmahanakwanza Variety Show Spectacular Pt2
12:00 – Gingerbread House Competition winner selection
followed by Last Call (& bidding fight!) for the Silent Auction

+ Admission +

  • $15 with New Unwrapped Toy and/or 3 Canned Food Donation*
  • $20 for rotten stinkin’ Scrooges without either
*non-Scrooges also receive a coupon worth $5 off their purchase of $25 or more in the Naughty List Bazaar!
There is no dress code but creative/naughty/festive holiday costuming welcome!
Krampus Night 7 – A Not-So-Holiday Charity Benefit Extravaganza
Friday December 1st 2017 – 7pm until 2am – Strictly 18+
Tangent Gallery/Hastings, 715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit, MI
Merry Krampus and Stay Naughty!!!


Holiday demon Krampus descends on Detroit - Donna Terek, The Detroit News


DAMNED Weekend Tix on Sale Now!

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+ Advance Tickets Available +
Advance tickets are now available online for all 3 themed nights of the 10th annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness.  This includes the VIP preshow engagements, formal Masquerade Ball, various dinning options & more.  For details on each night and to order, visit:
Looking for physical discount tickets?  Visit the following retailers:
These physical tickets are $15 for Thursday or Friday and $20 for Saturday's Masquerade Ball (service charges may apply and cash preferred).  That's up to 25% off the door rate, but quantities are limited and they are going fast.  With these tickets, you may also upgrade to VIP at the door, depending on availability and capacity.
Ticket Information and Ordering
Also, if you are on Facebook, click "interested" or "going" on the official DAMNED event pages to get the latest updates:
10th Annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
DAMNED 10 Masquerade Ball and Formal Strolling Dinner


DIRTY SHOW 19 Call for Art now open!

Dirty Show 19 – Call For Erotic Art

Dirty Show 19-Exhibition • February 9-17, 2017 • Detroit, MI USA

Direct link to Submission website


Being Satori Circus Documentary

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Being Satori Circus: Is this comedy? Is this real? Is this a study in a subculture? Does it matter?

Being Satori Circus’ is an exciting new documentary film-in pre production- which seeks to recall a dream by using interwoven storylines to a different reality. The film explores and stars the character of Detroit’s own legendary performance artist: Satori Circus. This happens through a staged live performance, silent film and interviews of his collaborators and fans, this is an exploration into the artistry of what is an emerging movement yet, one ironically that continues to flourish for nearly 30 years now. This will be the first full-length feature documentary on this enigmatic performer, a door unlocked with the key of imagination.

To join the REVOLUTION and help support our very own CLOWN by becoming a backer, click below.  We have 30 days to raise funds or else this it an utter and complete failure of epic proportions, and I don't think any of you want that on your you?  Huh? Huh? I didn't think so.



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Doc Colony's Reloaded events  has done it again with the next installment of Dropzone:Fury Road to Thunderdome the ultimate  Mad Max movie-themed cosplay event!  Experience this epic adventure into the apocalyptic world of the road warrior! New this year is the first Mad Max V8 Interceptor vehicle will be on display! The event will also feature panels on How to survive an apocalyptic event, hand to hand combat and weapons training panels.

The gathering will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, starting at 5:00 pm at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom. Expect an epic night of lights, fights and primal rage that will set the heart racing!

The event will feature War Wagons, War Bikes, War Boys and War Girls will unite for royal cage fighting, bloody roller battles and high octane mayhem in an actual Thunderdome. Live music, explosive performers, eclectic artisans, an apocalyptic art gallery, and custom war vehicles will be showcased. Rat Rig War Wagon Tribe will be there with their vehicles from Badlands Detroit/Speedcult to light up the night and give all patrons a chance to get their photos taken with the Tribe!

Live performances by:

Josie Pace
Satori Circus as War Daddy

Burlesque by:

  • Leena Allure 
  • Lushes Lamoan 
  • Kitty and Eris 
  • Kitten Von Mitten 
MC – O.C. Dingo aka Chris Smith


  • Eve Severe 
  • Jay Itchon 
  • Riku
APOC art installed and managed by: Brian Lewandowski

Visit our veracious vendors:

  • D'Tritus dark green art by John Juan
  • Celsky Treasures
  • Time Warp Vintage
  • Lewis Dennison
  • Dee's Hot Dogs
  • Monster Foods
Fury Road to Thunderdome is on Saturday, October 7 starting at 1:00 pm – 2 am at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom 715 E. Milwaukee St. in Detroit. (313) 873-2955 18 & over are welcome. Tickets are available for $20 advance at ; or $25 at the door on the day of show. For more information on this event check out the event page at:

The 10th Annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness & Formal Masquerade Ball

"Enlightenment is found within the darkest of hours"

On October 26th through 28th 2017 at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings St Ballroom in Detroit comes an extraordinary assemblage of 135 artists from across this world to display 150 of their most introspective creations at the tenth annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness. From the infamous to the freshest of local and international talent, this prodigious congregation will allow us a glimpse within the diverse shadows of id and ego…of overall mind and encompassing soul guaranteed to intrigue, disturb, inspire or repulse.  Rising from within the ashes of Detroit’s historic institution of Devil’s Night, this is not Halloween-themed art but an immersion within the immeasurable realms of consciousness through an elegant ambiance of live ethereal music and cirque/butoh-inspired performances.

There are 3 nights of DAMNED, each with its own distinct theme for the ambiance and performances that flourish within the exhibition:
  • 10/26 “The Darkness” – A night of introspective exploration within the shadowed and primal essence of self. This opening night features an intimate VIP Preview/Artist Reception, a formal absinthe tasting courtesy of Two James, an on-site chef preparing hot hors d’Ĺ“uvres and experimental aerial and butoh-inspired performances.
  • 10/27 “The Enlightenment“ – A night of the extrospective self enlightened through light, fire and the ethereal.  This gala night features an on-site chef preparing a sampling of internationally-inspired tapas with flavored mead tasting courtesy of B Nektar Meadery and exotic fire, aerial and experimental performances.
  • 10/28 “The Masquerade“ – A festive celebration through a menagerie of exotic cirque, sensual rhythms and masquerade. This closing night features the formal mask-mandatory masquerade ball, an elegant 10-dish strolling dinner, sensuous dance performance interludes, the dreamworld aural ambiance of DJs Josh Burge (Plastic Passion) and Slofu (Happy Endings) and a menagerie of strolling cirque performances all night.  This night is mask mandatory and proper attire only.
DAMNED, first and foremost, is an exhibition of the intensely personal creations that are often born from within the artist’s most darkest hours that often returns them towards the light. DAMNED then cultures an intriguing visual ambiance of art-inspired explorative performance vignettes with the region’s most creative talent.  For 2017, the astounding performance roster includes Satori Circus, Detroit Circus, Jade Ashekerra, Shadowe Feuer, Jennabelle Feuer and Stella Isis Rothe. Aurally, the haunting gallery soundtracks are custom designed by Life Toward Twilight with the mesmerizing live music ambiance of Dixon's Violin and Marcus Copernicus.
Then on Saturday October 28th, DAMNED will transform the exhibition into a sensuous celebration of extravagant delicacies, libations and dance with a formal, mask-mandatory Masquerade Ball.  With doors opening at 7pm for private viewing of the exhibition, this very intimate VIP engagement will include an elegant multiple-dish strolling dinner with on-site chefs and sensuous dance performances interludes to further enhance the senses and inspire. Access to the lush and exotic VIP Lounge is included all night with complimentary snacks and refreshments.  The public doors then open at 9pm with a special aerial performance by Detroit Circus at 9:30 amidst the art. Then from 10pm until 2am, the evening becomes enveloped with the dreamworld aural ambiance of DJs Josh Burge (Plastic Passion) and Slofu (Happy Endings) bringing a carefully selected mix of ethereal dreampop, lush trip hop and smooth grooves all blended with alternative classics for a night that will delight your aural senses.  All within a menagerie of exotic cirque performances throughout the venue.
Tickets are now available online and at Noir Leather in Royal Oak, River's Edge Gallery in Wyandotte and V-Male Vintage in Dearborn Heights starting at $15.
Visit the DAMNED website at “” to review past photos, find further detailed information and to purchase advance tickets.
The Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom is located at 715 E. Milwaukee St. in Detroit.
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10th Annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
Art + Performance + Dining + Masquerade
October 26th through 28th 2017
VIP 7pm to 9pm - General 9pm to 2am
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A Chenier (Wyandotte, MI)
A Owen Layne (Farmington Hls, MI)
A Thirsty Moon (Detroit, MI)
Aaron Beylerian (Waterford, MI)
Aleks7 (Indiana)
Aline (Brazil)
Amanda (Ferndale, MI)
Amber Michelle Russell (Illinois)
Angel Onofre (Illinois)
Angelique Sanchez (Canton, MI)
Animal.Money (Troy, MI)
Ash Marnich (Minnesota)
Ash Sivils (Colorado)
Ashley Beatty (Indiana)
Ashley E Snyder (Sugar Grove)
B. Heard (Inkster, MI)
Brett J Lawrence (Warren, MI)
Brian Skol (Wayne, MI)
Brian WA Lewandowski (Fraser, MI)
Bridgett D (Detroit, MI)
Candice Grieve (Chesterfield, MI)
Carl Demeulenaere (Grosse Pte, MI)
Catherine Peet (Royal Oak, MI)
Chess Arose (Royal Oak, MI)
Christine Griffin (Ohio)
Claire Azzopardi (Malta)
Clever9design (Harper Woods, MI)
Clinton Meister (Pennsylvania)
Craig Blackmoore (Detroit, MI)
D. A. Shumate (Pennsylvania)
Daniella R Barroqueiro (Illinois)
Danni Stone (New York)
David Feingold (Freeland, MI)
David Hernandez (Belleville, MI)
David Stanton (Ferndale, MI)
Debbee Lotito (Lathrup Vlg, MI)
Dekilah (Detroit, MI)
Dennis Fonfara (Wyoming)
Denyse Couture (Clarkston, MI)
DVS (Detroit, MI)
Elstabo (New York)
Emily Merrill (Whitehall, MI)
Eric M. Klingensmith (Ohio)
Eric Millikin (Royal Oak, MI)
Eric Penington (Indiana)
Eric Toth (Dearborn, MI)
Erin Kruczek (Dearborn, MI)
Eve Noir (Detroit, MI)
First Born (Detroit, MI)
Geoffrey Vail Brown (Benzonia, MI)
Guurella Art Project (Warren, MI)
Icenogle & Maiseloff (Detroit, MI)
Jamie Santos (New York)
Jason Passeno (Redford, MI)
Jason Stewart (Oregon)
JCJGR (Rhode Island)
Jesse James/Djinni (Commerce Twp, MI)
Jonathon Downing (Ann Arbor, MI)
Joseph Ferraro (Ferndale, MI)
Joseph Jojo Smedo (Farmington Hls, MI)
JSB (Illinois)
Kamal Hanna (Livonia, MI)
Kat Rosaen (Ann Arbor, MI)
Kayleigh (Wyoming, MI)
Keith Christmas (Armada, MI)
Ken Carrano (Illinois)
Kia Ix Arriaga (Warren, MI)
Kirill Slavin (Detroit, MI)
Krysta Logan (Oxford, MI)
Legerdemain (Detroit, MI)
Leon Atkinson (Virginia)
Linden (Detroit, MI)
Lisa Mull (Grand Rapids, MI)
Luke MacGilvray (Hamtramck, MI)
Lynn Graznak (Vermont)
M. Booth (Garden City, MI)
Maehymn (Wisconsin)
Malina Sintnicolaas (Canada)
Marcos Tedeschi (Brazil)
Marcus Concernicus (Warren, MI)
Marianda Xeen (Ohio)
Mark Jackson (Detroit, MI)
Matt Lacquer (Ann Arbor, MI)
Matt Lommbard (Wisconsin)
Matthew Burnell (Indiana)
Melanie Victor (Colorado)
Melina Sapiano (Indiana)
Michael Bugard (Ferndale, MI)
Michael Dambrun (Detroit, MI)
Michael K. Ondrovcik (Canada)
Michael Kruso (Clinton Twp, MI)
Michael Possert Jr (Oregon)
Mike Frieseman (Ann Arbor, MI)
Mike Kelly (Ferndale, MI)
Muhammad I. Aslam (New York)
Nash Day (New Mexico)
Nicole McIntyre (Southfield, MI)
Nightmare Artistry (California)
Nina Pluska (Illinois)
Norbert Ostrowski (Royal Oak, MI)
Pat Duff (Detroit, MI)
Patt Huss (Wisconsin)
Paula Marie Deubel (Sterling Hts, MI)
Phillip Hoyt (Indiana)
Priscilla Gonzalez (Waterford, MI)
Rebecca Curtis (Texas)
Ren Fracture (Taylor, MI)
Ren Harder (Detroit, MI)
Robert Landry (Royal Oak, MI)
Rosemarie Hughes (Ferndale, MI)
Rosie Bostek (Detroit, MI)
Russ Turner (Walled Lake, MI)
Sam BK (Ohio)
Samah Kthar (Auburn Hills, MI)
Sanda Cook (Hamtramck, MI)
Schrammphotography (Missouri)
Shannon Burnett (Pleasant Rdg, MI)
Sleep (Taylor, MI)
Snowcrone (Trenton, MI)
Soren Soto (Macomb, MI)
Stefania Russo (Italy)
Stella Jae Dawa (China)
Steve Czapiewski (Novi, MI)
Steve Otis (Canada)
SubQulture Studio (Birmingham, MI)
Sya (Kentucky)
Tara S. Denny (Indiana)
Ted Wm. Lottman (Ann Arbor, MI)
Tom Nakielski (Lansing, MI)
Tod Seitz (Ohio)
Trevin Wyant (Ohio)
Trissa Tilson (New Hampshire)
V Holecek (Missouri)
V. Burtstein (Detroit, MI)
Vaughn Belak (Florida)



HELP US HELP DETROIT’S HOMELESS:  At midnight Saturday October 28th 2017 within the formal masquerade ball of the DAMNED Exhibition, a single raffle winner will be chosen to win a uniquely exquisite prize: The new Detroit Deconstruction Skull Ring XVI© created by avant-garde fine alternative jeweler Atelier Gothique.  All proceeds from the raffle will go to benefit our favorite charity, Burners Without Borders, to help feed and clothe those in need on our city streets through the hand packing and one-on-one giving of survival backpacks.
Each year, the raffle has raised up to $1500 that went directly to our favorite charity, Burners Without Borders Detroit, whose sole mission is to help feed and clothe those in need on our city streets through the hand packing and one-on-one giving of survival backpacks.  These packs contain a variety of simple needs often taken for granted within our busy lives: toiletries, feminine products, underclothing, canned goods, water, plasticware, the back pack and more.  BWB also collects hats, gloves, coats, and blankets during our colder months to coordinate volunteer drives to find and give to those sleeping in the streets.  This is real-life grassroots community “giving” by volunteers in the true spirit of the word with no corporate management profiteering!
Be the change you wish to see in Detroit!

Creating random acts of kindness and service to Detroit's homeless
one supply-filled backpack at a time.”
As we all know, Detroit is on hard economic times and it’s getting harder. This is when community-led grassroots organization and networking is needed to help address gaping needs where existing cultural and societal systems are failing. Burners without Borders Detroit (BWBD) is a local chapter of a worldwide volunteer-based outreach organization coalesced from a collective instinct to serve and assist those in need on our streets with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Over the past seven winters, BWBD has collected thousands of items generously donated by the community and organized hundreds of volunteers to create supply-filled backpacks to give directly to those who do not or are unable to go to shelters during the cold months. Since 2009, the DAMNED Exhibition and fine alternative jeweler Atelier Gothique have collaborated annually with BWBD to coordinate collections of needed canned food and financial donations through admission discount offerings and fine jewelry raffles. Through this, we have been able to purchase hundreds of new backpacks each year and fill them not only with the donated canned goods, but with purchased items such as hand warmers, blankets and toiletries. We hope to continue with the goal of giving over 300 backpacks this year, perhaps with a gift certificate to a participating local restaurant so the homeless are able to escape the extreme weather and find some comfort.

As we begin this year's campaign in collaboration with DAMNED and Atelier Gothique, we thank each of you for your past donations and for any future assistance you give to Burners without Borders Detroit. Please know that we can not do what we do without the generous help of people like you.

Danielle ~doxie Kaltz
Burners without Borders Detroit

DAMNED Exhibition

Atelier Gothique