Live Coal Gallery fosters a passion for art, community, and learning by collecting, exhibiting, and selling the works of aspiring, emerging, and established artists. We provide mentoring opportunities for Detroit high school students, conduct workshops for children and families, and collaborate with local businesses, organizations, and schools on community art projects.
Our vision is to be a vibrant Detroit-based gallery and museum that fosters a passion for the arts, community, and learning. We will have the largest permanent collection of art created by Detroit youth.
When a coal is set ablaze, it can burn brightly. However, if it remains by itself, it cools quickly and will not reach its full potential or purpose. When burning coals come together, the heat generated is immense. Burning coals power whole cities. They have the potential to completely alter their environment – it is heated coal under pressure that produces one of earth’s hardest materials and most precious gems. Live Coal Gallery will bring together artists – live “coals” – who will be agents of transformation in our city and help build a dynamic and strong community.
LCG is a limited liability company owned and directed by Detroit artist Yvette Rock. Rock describes LCG as a social venture whose primary purpose is to see Detroit renewed through the beauty and creativity that artists of every generation can bring.
COMMUNITY GIVING PROGRAM
Live Coal Gallery is committed to supporting local non-profit organizations through the LCG Community Giving Program. LCG will do this by designating months out of the year towards a special matching program. Each non-profit will be designated a month out of the year in which it will receive a percentage of that months’ sales. Non-profits are selected based on recommendations given by other non-profits, with a focus on non-profits that directly impact our neighborhood. LCG reserves the right to make the final decision regarding LCG Community Giving Program recipients. No solicitations, please.
2014 CGP Recipients:
February: Capuchin Soup Kitchen
March: Neighbors Building Brightmoor
April: Charlotte Mason Community School
May: InsideOut Literary Arts Project
June: Arts & Scraps
July: Arts & Scraps
October: National Conference of Artists