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Join us for a Detroit Homecoming Salon

Detroiters + Expats

"Including Detroit Artists in Investment, Real Estate, and Entrepreneurship in Detroit"


Featuring Art from Detroit Artist 

Michelle Tanguay

Salon conversation with

+John Rhea

+ Dennis Archer, Jr

+ Kerry Duggan

+ Andrea Desy

September 16th, 7-10pm

The Factory, Detroit City Distillery, 1000 Maple Street, Detroit


Join us for a Global Salon

 with The German Marshall Fund of The United States


Featuring Art from Detroit Artist 

Michelle Tanguay

September 21, 2016

The Factory, 1000 Maple, Detroit, MI

*Dinner provided by Detroit Chef Kate Williamswith cocktail pairings by Detroit City Distillery

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Salonniere presents

 Detroit Artist

Michelle Tanguay

September 22nd, 2016, 9pm





Official After Party Eastern Market After Dark

1000 Maple Street, Detroit, MI

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Join us for a Women's Salon

Hosted by Colleen Ochoa Peters + Gretchen Davidson


Featuring Art from Detroit Artist

Michelle Tanguay


Trunk Show: The Peacock Room


Salon Conversation with:

Michelle Tanguay, Detroit Artist

Rachel Lutz, Founder, The Peacock Room

Abir Sandifer, Ali Sandifer Studio

Lisa Waud, Pot and Box


The Factory, 1000 Maple, Detroit, MI

Complimentary parking in front

*Three-course Ladies Luncheon provided by Chef Kate Williams with cocktail pairings by Detroit City Distillery



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Salonnière is reimagining the art experience for both the debutant and veteran art collector. 

Salonnière curates intimate art experiences with an aim to create a global community of modern collectors. Our focus is on emerging international art markets and artists + designers that remain insufficiently represented in the United States.

Salonnière art salons offer intimate conversation in unconventional spaces with featured artists, hosted by guest "Salonnieres" from the community, in partnership with emerging locally-sourced culinary artists, music talent, and beverage designers. 

In time the Salonniere experience will include a private online community and platform that offers edited collections of art, design and other art objects in line with the theme of each Salonniere art salon. This will include unique table art, cocktail, textiles, and fashion designs from featured countries that allow our members to "travel" as part of each exhibition and to host salons in their own living rooms.


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Salonnière /salɒnɪˈɛː/ is a French word that means “a woman who holds salons.”

Salonnière takes its name from the trailblazing women in Latin America, the Arab world, and Europe, who hosted salons in their homes and influenced the cultural dialogue of their times by doing so. Salons acted as intellectual, political, and artistic launching pads for emerging artists and thinkers. 

Salonnière seeks to revive this tradition in modern urban settings as both a complement and an alternative to the conventional art gallery. It brings art back into living rooms and other intimate spaces over conversation and interactive experience.

Each art salon is hosted by a guest Salonniere (woman) or Salonnier (man) who is, her or himself, a change agent, cultural influencer, contrarian, diplomat, thinker, or activist in the community.  This allows our community and the featured artist to enjoy the arts of food and conversation while also appreciating and collecting art.


Salonnière art salons pair locally sourced emerging chefs, farmers, spirits makers, and rising star beverage designers over engaging conversation with artists and our community of change agents.


We are a global community of 21st century art collectors, thinkers, change agents, and connaisseurs. Our community includes art patrons, technologists, innovators, politicos, diplomats, creatives, bon vivants, activists, educators, and everyday people who are interested in buying art and unique design objects but want something different than the traditional art experience.  We want to collect art for enjoyment and investment. We want to meet artists and interact with them in an intimate, engaging setting, and follow their careers through our community.

We are Salonnière.





Michelle Tanguay

I moved to Detroit from Buffalo, NY at the age of 17 while pursuing my creative aspirations. I studied Fine Art at the College For Creative Studies in Detroit where I discovered my love of oil painting and figure painting, more specifically the female form. My sex-positive feminist ideals quickly became an important theme of my work. My first public exhibition in 2012 at the Redbull House of Art in Detroit featured large scale portraits of women eating candy. The playful, bright, candy-colored portraits featured beautiful women in sexually evocative but seemingly innocent poses. Libidinous by nature, the works at times can elicit a prurient response and have been criticized by some as being obscene, yet create important conversation around the beauty of female sexuality. I continue to create work that reside within the “sweet tooth” series, alongside hundreds of paintings in a wide variety of themes and styles  -- the result of my unquenchable thirst for exploration and perpetual need to create. Today I can be found feverishly working away on countless projects and private commissions in my studio in midtown Detroit. My recent work includes private commissions for Wright&CO, Ashe coffee, Murals in the Market, Complex MI, and Brooklyn Outdoor.  My work was featured in the exhibition 'The Detroiter’ at Heron Arts in San Francisco. My paintings can also be seen on public display throughout the city of Detroit, from a large public outdoor installation on the corner of Main and Washington downtown, to a mural in the historic Eastern Market district.



Join us in reimagining a modern Art Salon movement.



Detroit City Distillery

Lady of the House

Ali Sandifer Studio

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Alibi Studio

Zac Cruse Construction

Opera Modo

The Heidelberg Project

Unsold Studio


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Photos by Emily Berger, Michelle and Chris Gerard, Hayden Scott, Brian Craig



          Special thank you to Detroit City Distillery

*Photo credit: Kenny Karpov