Local artists rally for Little Libraries

Michael H. Hodges
The Detroit News

Here’s a way-cool art show: A mash-up between Detroit artists and the Little Free Libraries movement yielded an unusual exhibition, “Little Library Originals,” opening Thursday with a public reception at 4731 Gallery in the city.

Sixteen metro-area artists and one New Yorker took simple wooden boxes with glass doors and turned them into works of art that will eventually be scattered around Detroit.

Artists and their creations will be present at the wine and cheese reception, which runs from 5:30-7 p.m. Some of Detroit’s best-known artists will be there, including Andy Krieger, Eno Laget, Mary Fortuna, Jesse Kassel, Fatima Sow and Adam Genei.

There are over 30,000 Little Free Libraries worldwide, all helping to make books more accessible and giving readers an opportunity to share titles and stories.

The Little Free Libraries founder Todd Bol will salute Detroit at the reception as the fastest-growing city in the movement. The gallery is at 4731 Grand River in Detroit. Questions? Visit 4731.com.