Images from Picnics in the Polar Vortex


Afghan Fortress, Dan DeMaggio



Quiet in the Flowers: Photos by Bridget Quinn and Timothy Boscarino / arrangements by Sara Milner and Bridget Quinn


Detail from “Detroit Toolkit” by Jacqui Au


Circular Commute: Photos by Jula Osten and Bridget Quinn/ Screenshot from Social Life of Small Urban Spaces


Human Geology: Photos by Lauren & Ryan Harroun and Bridget Quinn / Event Score by Joey Landis / Assemblage by Caitlin Drinkard and Bridget Quinn / found objects


The Shape of the Flora: Photo by Trisha Holt / Photograms by Megan Major


Handmade Paper from Meg Heeres’s Invasive paper project.



Birdwatching in the Barricades: Photos by Bridget Quinn and Lauren Harroun / google satellite images



Picnic Map by Timothy Boscarino


Picnic Map by Timothy Boscarino


Library containing books contributed by members of Picnic Club and videos made by Augusta Morrison, Jula Osten and Emily Gustufson.



Rambling alert!


Saturday, January 31
Gallery hours 1-6; ramble leaves at 2
Public Pool,
3309 Caniff Hamtramck 48212

Picnic Club will be joining forces with the Detroit Area Rambling Network for a picnic adventure starting at 2:00 this Saturday, January 31. We’ll set out on a hike in the direction of the I-94 Industrial Renaissance Zone, which hosted Picnic Club’s inaugural event in April of last year. We’ll be returning to see what’s changed on this urban prairie as the seasons have passed. Where we once rustled through brush participating in the “Birdwatching Within the Barricades” picnic, we’ll find a scene rendered unrecognizable by more than a mere layer of snow.

Check out the DARN blog for more information and photos on this special picnic and other rambles! From there you can also sign up for the mailing list to receive timely ramble updates. Hope to wander with you this weekend!


Ideas for Creative Leisure

Saturday January 24th, 1-6pm

@ Public Pool 3309 Caniff Avenue, Hamtramck

Join us this Saturday for “Ideas for Creative Leisure” a picnic workshop focused on accumulating both inspired and mundane ideas for recreation. We will draw inspiration from the Fluxus event scores of Yoko Ono, George Brecht and others. The original event scores that are produced during this workshop will be distributed to the masses via a 25 cent vending machine located within the gallery. This is also a great opportunity to see the “Picnics in the Polar Vortex” exhibition, and peruse the Picnic Club Library!

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Call for Submissions!

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Submission deadline: December 14th

Picnic Club is pleased to announce our first exhibition! The exhibition is being hosted by Public Pool in Hamtramck and will open January 10th and close on February 21st, with a series of picnics occurring throughout the show! The exhibition will function as a survey of our first year of picnics, a travel agency of the cracks in the sidewalk, a library and an art exhibition. We need your help! If you have attended a picnic and have ANY photos, artifacts or art objects that resulted we would love to display them!

What we are looking for:

  • Images (prints or digital… of any quality… even cell phone photos!)
  • Text (original and books/magazines you brought to picnic club or feel would fit well in our library)
  • Audio, video
  • Art objects and found objects

To Contribute:

  • Please submit digital images/videos/audio to: by December 14th 2014
  • If you have physical objects or other media you would like to display please drop them off at our next picnic on December 7th or, you may drop them off at Techshop (800 Republic Drive, Allen Park, MI) between 9am-midnight by December 14th. Please write ATTN: Bridget Quinn on the package. Objects and artwork will be returned to you at the conclusion of the show. OR email if you need to schedule a pick up!
  • We are also looking for a television set and DVD player. If you have one that we can borrow for the show, let us know!