Live Coal Gallery™ will be a flame that revitalizes and strengthens Detroit neighborhoods and communities through the arts.
Live Coal Gallery’s mission is to be a vibrant Detroit-based gallery and museum that fosters a passion for art, community, and learning. Our focus is to collect, exhibit, and sell the works of aspiring, emerging, and established artists. We provide hands-on experiences for children and families, and collaborate with businesses, organizations, and schools on a variety of arts-based projects. As a collecting and traveling museum, we are invested in having a large permanent collection of art created by Detroit artists of all ages and stages of their artistic journeys.
We fulfill our mission through four main venues: 1) Live Coal Arts Mobile 2) Live Coal Collective 3) Pop-Ups and 4) Live Coal Children's Art Museum*. Live Coal Arts Mobile is Detroit’s first contemporary arts gallery on wheels. The Arts Mobile primarily travels to communities that lack or have minimal exposure to the arts. The Live Coal Collective is made up of an annually selected group of artists working individually and collaboratively to bring their art form to various communities, primarily through art exhibitions, installations, performances, and workshops. As a way to connect with business owners and brick-and-mortar spaces, Live Coal engages in pop-ups throughout Detroit. The Live Coal Children’s Art Museum provides hands-on art experiences for children and families. The Children’s Art Museum also holds a permanent collection of children’s art.
*Not all of our programs are active at this time.
Live Coal Gallery, L.L.C. is a social venture owned by Yvette Rock.