Opening Celebration with Omar-S
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET
Join us to celebrate the opening of Art Mile Detroit with a special DJ set from the self-proclaimed “Grandson of Detroit Techno,” shot at the Conant Gardens Party Store. The Conant Gardens Party Store is both the mom and pop store run by Omar-S’ grandparents where Omar-S spent his formative years, and the current home of FXHE Records.
This DJ set serves as a primer for Omar-S: Conant Gardens Party Store, a physical and online exhibition opening in October 2020 at Red Bull Arts Detroit. Conant Gardens Party Store will feature an interpretive, immersive recreation of the eponymous “party store”—Michigan slang for a small neighborhood convenience store—drawing from the artist’s eclectic personal collection of arcade and cartridge video games, vinyl records, VHS tapes, and various memorabilia, ephemera and original video.