Dirty Show 16, Feb. 12-21 – Tickets On Sale Now


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DETROIT – The Dirty Show has proven to be a world-class contemporary art event and as it prepares for it’s 16th year with the inclusion of the taboo-breaking and perversely brilliant Writer/Filmmaker and Artist, John Waters as this year’s Special Guest Artist whose provocative takes on film, Broadway and social commentary perfectly mirrors the Dirty Show aesthetic.

Dirty Show 16 John WatersJohn Waters will appear in a special engagement, live on stage featuring his one-man show “This Filthy World- Filthier and Dirtier” on Preview Thursday, February 12th. John will also have art in the show.

Last year’s Dirty Show® was the first public event in the 36,000 square foot Russell Industrial Exhibition Center. The space is two stories high with catwalks spanning the length of the room, it is the 6th venue to house the exhibition.

The Dirty Show presents its Feature Exhibit, held within the main event at Russel Exhibition Center, February 12-21st. Curated by this year’s Exhibition Director, Genevive Zacconi, the Feature Exhibit boasts a star-studded lineup of artists – working in an array of mediums, including painting, sculpture, digital art, and photography.

To receive the online preview for this show, please email gz@dirtyshow.org.

ARTISTS INCLUDE: Shawn Barber, Clive Barker, Glenn Barr, Matthew Bone Scott G. Brooks, Matt Buck, Saturno Butto, Colin Christian, Robert Craig, Steve Diet Goedde, Dan Dos Santos, Ron English, H.R. Giger, Michael Hussar, John John Jesse, Aunia Kahn, Jason Levesque, Alexandra Manukyan, Aaron Nagel, Billy Norrby, Gail Potocki, Steve Prue, David Stoupakis, Terri Thomas, Brian Viveros, Tony Ward & Pamela Wilson

The Dirty Show has become more than a yearly Erotic Art event, it’s now a major Detroit cultural event as well as a rite of passage for more than a generation.

See the exhibition schedule to the right.

Carefully select the date you want to attend, tickets are only valid for the day they are purchased for.

For tickets and more details visit www.dirtyshow.org.