It seems like yesterday that Detroit was introduced to the visual art and hip-hop culture gallery, Five Elements Gallery in the Cass Corridor.
Founded in 2008 by Detroit’s own DJ Sicari, the nonprofit quickly made its way to becoming one of the city’s most prominent hip hop and cultural destinations, emerging as an outlet for local artists and musicians to express themselves, learn, and grow.
Marking its fifth year on Saturday, the 5E Gallery is launching “The Foundation of 5eGallery 5th Anniversary: Celebrating Women in Hip Hop,” an event hosted by renowned poet Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty.
The event runs from noon to 2 a.m. at the 5E Gallery, located at The Cass Corridor Commons, 4605 Cass Avenue. Tickets are $10. Ages 18+.
The night will include live music, DJs, poetry readings and a graffiti showcase. The gallery will debut a film about the foundation of Detroit women in hip hop and award this year’s winner of Detroit’s Pioneers of Gender Justice in Hip Hop. Detroit emcee Miz Korona will be the headline performer.
Success has not been shy when knocking on the door of the 5E Gallery, and for five years, Dj Sicari and co-owner Piper Carter have humbly answered that door.
Adrienne Ayers is a senior at Eastern Michigan University, a native Detroiter and graduate of Cass Technical High School. While not busy studying electronic media, film and social work, Adrienne volunteers in Detroit volunteering to improve life for many of the city’s disadvantaged residents.