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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.

Art

Art

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.

Music

Music

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.

Literature

Literature

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,…

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…

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | SOLD OUT! | 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…

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 3 pm | Wayne State University Jazz Faculty Concert

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 3 pm | Free Event A Scarab Club/Wayne State Department of Music Collaboration Wayne State University…

Call for Entry: Scarab Club Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Arts

CALL FOR ENTRY SCARAB CLUB EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY FIBER ARTS Deadline: Sunday, March 8, midnight Exhibition: March 25 - April…

In the Gallery | 2020 Gilda Snowden Memorial Exhibition

February 19-March 21, 2020Reception: Friday, February 21, 5-8 pm2020 GILDA SNOWDEN MEMORIAL EXHIBITION Please join us for the annual Gilda…

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | The Long Harlem Renaissance

Thursday, April 9, 2020 American Aesthetic: The Clyde Burroughs Dinner/Lecture Series The Long Harlem Renaissance Speaker Jacqueline Francis, Ph.D., Associate…

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | Lecture: John Singer Sargent and Fashion

Thursday, May 7, 2020 American Aesthetic: The Clyde Burroughs Dinner/Lecture Series John Singer Sargent and Fashion Speaker Erica E. Hirshler,…

Sunday, May 17, 2020, 3-5 pm | PD9 Plays the McKinney’s Charts

Sunday, May 17, 2020 | 3-5 pm Planet D Nonet Plays the McKinney's Charts $25 general admission / $20 students,…

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