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The Scarab Club

Our Mission:  The Scarab Club is an enduring home for the cultivation and celebration of the visual, literary, and performing arts in Detroit. In welcoming all drawn to creative expression and artistic excellence, we aim to foster a stronger, more vibrant arts community.



The visual arts in all media are presented through our ongoing exhibition program. Come to meet artists and see new work at an opening.  Join us for a lecture or gallery talk. Or sketch from a live model, sessions held four times weekly.



Hear great local performers, blues to classical to contemporary, with the Detroit Blues Society, Live at the Scarab Club, and Chamber Music at the Scarab Club. A special series of recitals feature our historic Pleyel piano, crafted in Paris in 1817.



A varied program every year, ranging from poetry to art history to criticism, presents some of the most lively minds in the metro area and beyond.

Latest News and Announcements

Thursday, January 30, 6 pm | Gallery Talk: Diversity, Commonality, Encounter

Thursday, January 30th, 6 pm Gallery Talk: Diversity, Commonality, Encounter Join us for an informal gallery talk for Diversity, Commonality,…

Lounge | Detroit Art Project: The Art of Basil Zaviski

January 10 - February 15, 2020 Reception: Friday, January 10, 5-8 pm DETROIT ART PROJECT: The Art of Basil Zaviski…

January 10-February 15 | Division, Commonality, Encounter

January 10 - February 15, 2020 Reception: Friday, January 10, 5-8 pm Gallery Talk: Thursday, January 30, 6 pm Division,…

Thursday, February 27 | Clyde Burroughs Lecture Series: Curating Unsettling Legacies

Thursday, February 27, 2020 American Aesthetic: The Clyde Burroughs Dinner/Lecture Series Curating Unsettling Legacies Speaker: Vera Ingrid Grant, Independent Curator…

Call for Entry | 2020 Gilda Snowden Memorial Exhibition

Deadline: Sunday, February 2, Midnight 2020 GILDA SNOWDEN MEMORIAL EXHIBITION Submit work for the exhibition The Scarab Club invites submissions…

Sunday, February 9 | Pleyel Piano Recital with Christine Wu

Sunday, February 9  Pleyel Piano Series CHRISTINE WU 5 pm: Young Artist pre-recital 5:30 pm: Light reception 6 pm: Guest…

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | Tribute to Classic Detroit Blues

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 2-4:30 pm Tribute to Classic Detroit Blues Tickets $10 Purchase tickets for the concert Seating…

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