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Welcome to the Scarab Club, one of Michigan’s finest venues for art, music and literature.

Nearly 100 years ago, our founders selected the Scarab, an Egyptian symbol for rebirth, as the moniker to represent the boundless creative spirit. We feel this energy within the walls of the Scarab Club today.



Between our main gallery, arts and crafts lounge gallery and dining room gallery, we host over twenty four exhibitions in our calendar year. Join us for an opening or one of our sketch sessions, held four times a week.



Our music programming spans blues to classical with the Detroit Blues Society, Live at the Scarab Club and Chamber Music at the Scarab Club. Catch our Pleyel Piano Series, played on our stunning lounge piano, crafted in Paris in 1817.



Home to several in-house poets, the Scarab Club partners with Wayne State University Press and hosts monthly readings to give writers a forum to share their work.

Latest News and Announcements

September 20, 6-8 pm | Urban Consulate Parlor Talk Series

PARLOR TALK: R-E-S-P-E-C-T Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:00 PM-8:00 PM What does respect look like in urban policy & practice?…

September 20, 6-8 pm | Gallery talk for Paperworks

GALLERY TALK: PAPERWORKS Please join us for an informal gallery talk for the Paperworks exhibition. Guests will participate in a…

September 27, 6-10 pm | Burroughs Dinner | Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables

Thursday, September 27, 2018 Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables Barbara Haskell, Senior Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art…

October 4, 6-8 pm | Urban Consulate Parlor Talk Series

PARLOR TALK: DREAM SPACE What's your dream space to learn, think & dream in the city? Thursday, October 4, 2018…

Sunday, October 7, 3-5 pm | Live at the SC presents the Detroit Jazz Septet

Sunday, October 7 | 3-5 pm Live at the Scarab Club presents THE DETROIT JAZZ SEPTET (DJ7) Purchase tickets for…

Paperworks Exhibition | Lynne Avadenka, Juror

PAPERWORKS September 12-October 13, 2018 Reception: Friday, September 14, 5-8 pm Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 20, 6 pm The Paperworks…

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