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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.

Cancelled and Rescheduled Events

You will find listed events and exhibits that we are cancelling  as part of a nationwide slow-down of  in-person  and social activities. We hope to connect with you soon. Until then, be well.

Rescheduled for Sunday, November 15, 2020, 3-5 pm | PD9 Plays the McKinney’s Charts

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

Rescheduled: Fall 2020, Date TBD | Saturday, April 18, 2 pm | Blues and Boogie Woogie Concert

Canceled: Watch for updates on new date Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 2 pm | Tickets $10 Blues Heritage Series…

Rescheduled: Fall 2020, Date TBD | The Long Harlem Renaissance

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

Rescheduled: Fall 2020, Date TBD | Lecture: John Singer Sargent and Fashion

CANCELED | Will be rescheduled for Fall 2020 Thursday, May 7, 2020 American Aesthetic: The Clyde Burroughs Dinner/Lecture Series John…

Latest News and Announcements

Video of Pleyel Piano Series Recital

Recorded live on Sunday, April 5th Pleyel Piano Recital Follow the links to view the performances: Ian Plansker gives a presentation…

Deadline: Sunday, July 26, Midnight | Call for Entry: 2020 Exhibition of Contemporary Photography

CALL FOR ENTRY 2020 Scarab Club Exhibition of Contemporary Photography EXHIBITION Deadline: Sunday, July 26, MidnightJury Results: Saturday, August 1,…

Gallery Talk with Meighen Jackson | 2020 Gilda Snowden Memorial Exhibition

Virtual Gallery Talk with Meighen Jackson: Gilda Snowden Memorial Exhibition Please scroll to the bottom of the page to view…

Scarab Club Photography Group: Focus

Scarab Club Photography Group: Focus The group will meet on the last Friday of each month after the SC reopens…

In the Studio: May Hiddleston

In the Studio: May Hiddleston The Scarab is proud to host a series of videos filmed by artists in their…

Lockdown 2020

LOCKDOWN 2020 Lockdown is an online exhibition of work created by artists during the Coronavirus pandemic. Watch for additions to…

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