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The Detroit Knows Cars is a fine art exhibit to premier in downtown Detroit that will feature works from some of the best-known automobile artists in the country. Setting this exhibit in the Chase Tower Building lobby will give the exhibit high visibility as it will be launched on January 6, 2012, continuing the duration of the North American International Auto Show and through January 29, 2012.

The exhibit will draw attention to the rapidly re-developing downtown Detroit, and is a fitting location for this exhibit that will become the newest legacy for the city that put the USA on wheels.

Why is this event the next big thing in Detroit?

Detroit knows cars -- it will be held in downtown Detroit – along historic Michigan Route 1 (Woodward Ave.) in January to be promoted during the 2012 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center, offering a new, unique destination for art and automobile enthusiasts.

This opening exhibit is the prelude to creating a major international automobile art competition beginning in 2013 offering cash prizes for “Awards of Excellence” – attracting the art world to Detroit much like the ArtPrize competition did to Grand Rapids.

Invited artists include Tom Hale, a founding member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) along with AFAS members Jay Koka and Charlie Maher, popular young artist David Chapple, historic scene specialist Gerald Freeman, former combat artist Michael Goettner, vintage automobile photographer Jim Haefner, and sculptor Alex Buchan.

The Motor City Automobile Art Exhibit will be on display every day from 8 AM - 6 PM in the lobby of the Chase Tower Building, and is free and open to the public.


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