Outdoor, socially-safe, arts programming in Capitol Park

CulturePop funds simple, engaging arts and culture activations Downtown Detroit spaces in an effort to help arts and culture organizations build new audiences and share their talents. May 29th and each weekend in June, CultureSource members will present arts and cultural programs and performances in Capitol Park.

In an experimental shift, this year’s CulturePop program will feature outdoor, physically-distanced arts programming and is presented in partnership with the Rocket Community Fund and the Downtown Detroit Partnership.


Rescheduled Activations:

Thursday, July 1 from 5–7 p.m.

Pewabic Pottery

Saturday, May 29 from 3–6 p.m.

Detroit Sound Conservancy

Friday, June 4 from 5–7 p.m.

Motor City Street Dance Academy

Saturday, June 5 from 5–6 p.m.

Motor City Brass Band

Thursday, June 10 from 6–7 p.m.

Eisenhower Dance Detroit

Friday, June 11 from 5–6:30 p.m.

Black & Brown Theatre

Saturday, June 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Art as Healing Foundation

Saturday, June 26 from 5–7 p.m.


Sunday, June 27 from 2–3 p.m.


Saturday, July 10 from 1–3 p.m.

Arts & Scraps

About CulturePop
The CulturePop program funds simple, quick arts and culture activations in Downtown Detroit spaces in efforts to help arts and culture organizations build new audiences and continue their work in public space. Each year, the program serves as a challenge for CultureSource membership to adapt in-person programming to various parameters.

Applications for CulturePop 2021 have closed but be sure to check back often (or subscribe to our newsletter) for information about the 2022 application. Proposed projects should be logistically-simple, encourage physical-distancing, and focus on what would make a passerby stop, watch, learn, and participate. Proposed projects can be adapted tried-and-true programs or newly developed, innovative programs – that find new ways to engage despite physical-distancing mandates.

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For questions about application content, eligibility, and events please contact CultureSource programs manager Adam DesJardins: or (313) 831-1151.

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