Artists William Lucka and Antonio Cosme are members of southwest Detroit’s Raiz Up Collective. The pair are facing jail time after being charged with painting “Free the Water” on a Highland Park water tower. This Saturday (August 13th), art space One Mile Detroit will exhibit Lucka’s work at a show titled Art Is Not A Crime: Free The Water.
Gallery co-founder and director Bryce Detroit tells WDET’s Travis Wright the show will mesh social justice with visual art while providing a space to discuss the criminalization of artists, art washing, and the intersection of activism and art.
ONE MILE is located at 7615 Oakland Ave, Detroit, MI 48211