Ponyride has several temporary studio spaces for creatives that engage Detroit in their practice. Current Creatives-in-Residency include:
Steve Coy is a visual artist who works in a wide range of mediums from the computer to the street. He is a professor of graphic design at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI. He also collaborates with community organizations to deliver educational programs in art and design to youth in Detroit. His work as been featured in Juxtapoz, USA Today, Bad at Sports, Art Ruby, Metro Times, Italian Vanity Fair, Russian Maxim, and The Economist.
Noah Kaminsky grew up in Oakland County, about 20 minutes north of Detroit. Having spent a great deal of time in the city during his youth, Noah formed an admiration for Detroit as a result of his many visceral experiences. Noah graduated from the University of Michigan in 2012 and moved straight to Detroit. In Ann Arbor he studied urban planning and environmental studies and thought of no better place to exercise his passions than Detroit. An aspiring small business owner, Noah has an interest in both the physical and administrative processes that go into forming a productive, sustainable neighborhood. In his spare time, Noah is a percussionist and rabid Detroit sports fan.
Zak Meers is the talisman of Ponyride. He’s an artist, student, teacher, volunteer, and resident. Having completed a BS in Product Design and a BA in Visual Communication from San Francisco State University, he’s currently earning a Masters of Urban Planning at Wayne State University where he is Co-Chair of the student organization WSSUP (Wayne State Students of Urban Planning). He’ll be leading the exciting development team for the Brightmoor Neighborhood Master Plan. He was initiated into Epsilon Pie Tau (the honor society for professions in technology) in 2009. He is one of the 300 Michigan Service Scholars for 2012 partnering with Summer in the City to design and execute murals with various groups and themes throughout metro Detroit. He operates a small painting studio from Ponyride and conducts the Visual Health Club once a month. His main focus is on culture and creativity. Through blight abatement, dedication, equal opportunity, and civic interaction the belief is that cooperation and collaboration in the local community should create a higher probability for a more conscience overall municipal environment to become a tangible reality for it’s citizens.
Ponyride Open House - 4-9 p.m. 12/8
Come to Ponyride for food, drinks and of course the great work of our tenants!
Check out Ponyride's very own Jitting Jesus.
Meet Runjit Detroit. RunJit Detroit’s goal is to do community outreach for Detroit by offering affordable dance classes to those who would like to learn JITTING as well as Hip-Hop and other styles of dance.
Ponyride is located at 1401 Vermont
in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood.
Ponyride is a study to see how the foreclosure crisis can have a positive impact on our communities. Using an 'all boats rise with the tide' rent subsidy, we are able to provide cheap space for socially-conscious artists and entrepreneurs to work and share knowledge, resources and networks.