Face Painting

Weekends in Parker's Alley

Join us each weekend in downtown Detroit in Parker's Alley for free, family happenings! The lineup includes live music from Fusion Entertainment, a DJ series, caricature creations, watercolor portrait paintings and architectural sketches of Parker's Alley. All of it comes your way from Melinda Anderson of Studio M Detroit, an award-winning event design studio with a local focus. The fun runs from 1 to 4PM every Saturday and Sunday through September 4 in the Parker’s Alley walkway, located between the 1400 blocks of Woodward Avenue and Farmer Street.


  • July 16, 1-4PM

  • DJ Series: Three Thirteen

  • July 17, 1-4PM

  • Fusion Entertainment: Sophiyah E.

  • Goofy Faces Caricature


  • July 23, 1-4PM

  • DJ Series: DJ Misbehaviour

  • July 24, 1-4PM

  • Fusion Entertainment: Brandon Williams Trio

  • Goofy Faces Caricatures


  • July 30, 1-4PM

  • DJ Series: Duane Powell

  • July 31, 1-4PM

  • Fusion Entertainment: Derrick Benford Quartet

  • Oversize interactive panel with architectural coloring of Parker's Alley


  • August 6, 1-4PM

  • DJ Series: Brandon Christopher

  • August 7, 1-4PM

  • Fusion Entertainment: Sophiyah E.

  • Architectural sketches of Parker's Alley with custom name additions


  • August 13, 1-4PM

  • DJ Series: Three Thirteen

  • August 14, 1-4PM

  • Fusion Entertainment: The Boblo Islanders

  • 5-minute watercolor portrait painting


  • August 20, 1-4PM

  • DJ Series: DJ Skeez

  • August 21, 1-4PM

  • Fusion Entertainment: Josie and the Doves

  • Goofy Faces Caricatures


  • August 27, 1-4PM

  • DJ Series: DJ Righteous

  • August 28, 1-4PM

  • Fusion Entertainment: Delionte Jones

  • Oversize interactive panel with architectural coloring of Parker's Alley


  • September 3, 1-4PM

  • DJ Series: Drake Phifer

  • September 4, 1-4PM

  • Goofy Faces Coaster Caricatures

  • Artist Trae Isaac live painting