This project will give more Detroit artists a platform to share their art. It will bring more art to more of our neighborhoods. It provides opportunities for new artists  and art enthusiasts to create and have fun while doing it. 

Detroit has always been a place of new beginnings, innovation and trailblazing. It is a city open to new things while treasuring its history. Symbols of beginnings, transitions, endings and entrances into new worlds and places, doors are the perfect medium to tell the Detroit story; its past, its present and it future.

Door of Opportunity is a traveling exhibition displaying the creativity and opportunities in Detroit for artists. What makes this exhibit unique is the visual art in this exhibition is actual doors transformed into art.  Participants range from students to seniors, emerging artists, and seasoned artists – all Metro Detroit residents. This is not a competition or juried show. It is open to all Metro-Detroiters who want to create.

We are starting our second year and our vision is clear; to continually tour around the city bringing more art to communities. and to install doors in Metro-Detroit neighborhoods and communities as visual symbols of the opportunity that exist in Detroit for all Detroit residents.

2016 Participants have their doors and are ready to create some amazing art for Door of Opportunity. Here are some things to remember:

  • When creating your door art, note that any medium can be used on the door as long as the sides of the doors are accessible (the sides will be used for hardware and mounting doors) and that it can sustain ourtood weather.


  • THEME: Detroit Door of Opportunity vision is to  continually tour around the city bringing more art to Detroit communities. We  work diligently to permanently install doors in Metro-Detroit neighborhoods and communities as visual symbols of the opportunity that exist in Detroit for all Detroit residents.


  • DEADLINE: Completed doors are due Saturday, July 30, 2016Specific details on drop-off locations will be provided closer to the deadline.
    If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email or call/text 313-915-0284

Interested in Detroit: Door of Opportunity touring at your location?

If you are interested in Door of Opportunity coming to your organization, school, park or gallery, please contact Donna Jackson at DMJStudio to schedule by emailing

If you have questions about the new dates, the tour or details about participation, please visit our FAQ page found here. You can also email questions to