DETROIT
04/10/2013 08:15 am ET Updated Apr 10, 2013

Art X Detroit 2013: Midtown Festival Features Kresge Fellows And Eminent Artists, Arts, Dance Music (PHOTOS)

You might say it's been in creative hibernation, but Art X Detroit's long slumber is almost over.

Art X Detroit debuted in 2011 as a free five-day ode to Detroit's dynamic arts scene. The biennial event features literary, performing and visual artists honored as fellows and eminent artists by the Kresge Foundation, and attracted thousands of people to the city's Midtown district.

With the coming of spring, Art X Detroit is blossoming again -- welcome news for those interested in experiencing the works of several dozen respected Metro Detroit cultural innovators. (SEE SLIDESHOW BELOW)

The festival will take place this week between April 10-14 at 15 different Midtown Detroit venues, making Art X Detroit a major placemaking event for the Cass Corridor, as well as a smorgasbord of creative opportunity. A lively assortment of art installations, music and dance, theater performances, literary readings, panel discussions, and film screenings invite audience participation and inspiration.

The lineup includes 38 fellows and eminent artists from 2011-2012, including comedian Maria Costa, sculptural and photographic artist Scott Hocking and Detroit's own Poet Laureate, Naomi Long Madgett.

For a glimpse inside this enormous montage of creativity in our city, the Huffington Post assembled a slideshow highlighting some of our can't-miss Art X Detroit 2013 events. Take a look below to see what's going on -- and be sure to check the Art X Detroit website for a full schedule of activities.

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