My name is Melissa DiVietri; an abstract artist from Michigan. I have been living, working & thriving in Detroit for the last 8 years; pouring my imagination into a beautiful form that has been blossoming into our city. I have been a long-term resident in the co-working spaces, an artist in Russell Industrial Center and agency founder that hosts events with missions for accessibility for individuals with limitations in mobility, vision and beyond. The vision looks like this:
I operate an all ladies agency DI techno; that facilitates art & music experiences for communities to unleash their creative edge. I am the Event Organizer for Still Loading Art festival which arrive on Sat May 22 and Sun May 23. We have been approved by Downtown Detroit Partnership & DTE Energy for our event to unfold in Beacon Park, Detroit
This art festival will be a highlight for our community as we have activated medium to large installation that can walk thru; touch, feel and even some that you can sit & play on called Los Trompos. We will share other highlights as well as LED walls with interacting visual effects and live painters pouring their passions into their work for all to enjoy. There’s going to be two live music stages with deep house, techno, dance vibes and cool chill vibes by our agency DI Techno, too! We will host food trucks along a coffee experience by Great Lakes Coffee.
Our event is unique because we will not have alcohol on site – this is an experimental event planned for individuals to be welcomed in an open minded environment without having to feel the need for substances.
Some of our take away
This is a barrier free event; to an extent – we are doing our best to make it as easy to move around as possible for accessibility limitations.
ADA stage for limited mobility individuals like myself that need a platform to be elevated. I use forearm crutches to move; and was the TedX Closing Speaker.
There is no alcohol; providing a substance free experience for the mindset to wrap around