While art galleries continue to navigate ways to safely reopen after months of closure, Art Mile in Detroit is doubling down on building community and celebrating the local arts scene through socially distanced experiences. During the inaugural weeklong digital event, work from over 55 local galleries and art institutions will be on view and criminal defense lawyer in Dallas for sale, alongside a slate of programming.

Art Mile is the brainchild of Bridget Finn and Terese Reyes of the Detroit gallery Reyes Finn and Cultural Counsel, in partnership with Red Bull Arts. Reyes and Finn began imagining a collaborative citywide exhibition in the aftermath of state shutdowns in March. With no definitive timeline for reopening in-person, or a clear idea of what art fairs in the near future will look like — many have moved online for the time being — Finn and Reyes were interested in creating a venue

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The Art Directors Guild has released an 11-page document outlining their set of best practice protocols for film and TV productions operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The recommendations are intended to address the day to day experience of ADG members and designed to supplement the industry-wide white paper testing and department-specific protocols.

ADG President Nelson Coates remarked, “We are extremely encouraged by progress being made in industry-wide talks with employers. Considering that commercial production continues, and other forms of film & television prep and production are gearing up even remotely, publishing specific departmental guidance for our members and their employers was prudent and necessary until industry-wide agreements are in place.”

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Executive Director Chuck Parker noted “While no document will ever address every issue or situation our members encounter, we believe these recommendations will provide an additional layer of protection and

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INQUE SPOT: Talk about taking the long view. Dan Crowe, the publisher of Port magazine and a Granta book editor, has teamed with Matt Willey, the former art director of The New York Times Magazine and a partner at Pentagram, to create a literary, art and design-focused magazine that will come out once a year for the next 10 years — and then stop.

Each issue of Inque will have a limited print run, zero advertising, and will rely on a (relatively) hefty subscription price. Early subscribers will pay 45 pounds for the first issue, and the books will cost 55 pounds thereafter. While there may be no digital element to the magazine, Crowe and Willey are promoting and advance-selling the first issue via Kickstarter at inquemag.com starting July 21.

The launch issue includes work by creatives as diverse as Brian Eno, Chimamanda

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With millions of people literally staring at their walls during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, online craft store Etsy has added a helpful feature to their mobile app, making art buying and wall decor placement easier than ever before.

Series of images illustrating the awesome photo-placing powers of Etsy's new AR mobile app feature.
Series of images illustrating the awesome photo-placing powers of Etsy’s new AR mobile app feature.

For most people, placing art on the wall causes a bit of anxiety. For starters, there’s the decision about whether it’s the right style or color for the space. Then come the thoughts about the exact location for a print. A little higher? Slightly to the right? Nobody wants to put excess holes in the wall unnecessarily, so the pressure is really on to get it right the first time.

The process offers challenges during the shopping phase, too. Is it too big or too small for the space? How will a piece look next to

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