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Scarab Club

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217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202-4018
+1 313-831-1250
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Very interesting building

We called in after a day in the DIA and were not disappointed. The exhibition on the ground floor... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2017
London, United Kingdom

I visited this place after the DIA on a Saturday while waiting for Chartreuse Kitchen to open at... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2016
Oakville, Canada
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Jan 10, 2017
“Very interesting building”
Oct 8, 2016
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217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202-4018
+1 313-831-1250
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

We called in after a day in the DIA and were not disappointed. The exhibition on the ground floor wasn't of particular interest to us but the building itself was. The "lounge" upstairs is typical Arts and Crafts and was very interesting. The staff were...More

Thank KandEilidh
Reviewed October 8, 2016

I visited this place after the DIA on a Saturday while waiting for Chartreuse Kitchen to open at 5pm. There was a music performance going on, which had decent music. The art was sporadic and wasn't particularly impressive. The second floor had an exhibition with...More

Thank AKAshon
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Went for a wedding, which was beautiful. Bonus is to check out the galleries on multiple floors. Great art. The Gallery Manager, Treena, is fantastic.

Thank Sdare
Reviewed October 5, 2015

The Scarab Club, located in Detroit's cultural hub, contains both working studios and an art gallery with rotating exhibitions. The building dates back to the 20's and contains many interesting architectural details. At the time I was there, artwork by a number of different artists,...More

1  Thank StockholmKindaGuy
Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

The exhibits are hit or miss, like most small spaces, but the building is beautiful and historic. There is no admission, though contributions are accepted. Look for artist autographs on the upstairs ceiling beams.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The mix of artists was intriguing during our visit. The building is perhaps my favorite draw though. Love the upstairs and picturing artists over the years spending times in this unique space. Better for adults than kids - but certainly not inappropriate for kids. Just...More

Thank MLB9774
Reviewed January 27, 2015

Located in a beautiful building near the DIA this art gallery/studio has supporting local artist for more than 100 years. There is first floor galley that is open to the public with works of local artist rotating monthly. The Scarab Club also features events covering...More

Thank DTWeb
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Historic artist enclave with many various studios often open to the public. They really do it up for Noel Night (1st weekend of each December, music and crafts abound--they even had an awesome food truck rally in the back lot last year,) as do most...More

Thank tiggershadow
Reviewed January 7, 2012

If you are looking to tap into the local Detroit Art scene this is the place! This historic location is parked right by the Detroit Art Museum, is free to get in, and is open to the public. The building is charming, the art is...More

2  Thank OhioTea
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