City Bird is a store, studio and gallery located at 460 W. Canfield St. between Cass and Second, in the Cass Corridor in Midtown, Detroit. We are steps away from our sister store, Nest, Traffic Jam and Snug, and the Motor City Brewing Works. We carry our house lines of Detroit-themed housewares, accessories and paper goods as well as work by hundreds of other artists and designers. We feature work from Detroit and other Rust Belt cities.
City Bird was founded in 2005 by siblings Andy and Emily Linn. After building their business by selling their work online, at fairs and through other retailers for four years, they opened the W. Canfield store, studio and gallery in November of 2009. In December of 2011, they opened a complementary housewares store next door on W. Canfield called Nest. Nest sells housewares and sundries and features quality goods manufactured regionally. Click here to learn more about Nest.
Emily and Andyís newest project is a new printed guide to Detroit called Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insiderís Guide to Detroit, which they are currently working on with their brother Rob and a team of 30 writers. As the first comprehensive guide to Detroit in a generation, the book will feature a carefully curated selection of more than 700 Detroit attractions, sites, institutions, restaurants, bars, and curiosities from the essential to the obscure. Click here to learn more about the guide.
The Linns are lifelong, seventh-generation Detroiters. They grew up in the near east side of Detroit and currently reside in Woodbridge.
Emily holds a BA and BFA from the University of Michigan where she studied fine art and art history. She received an MFA in fine art from Wayne State University and works in the art studio at the Detroit Institute of Arts. firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy studied art and history at the University of Michigan and graduated with a BA. He received an MUP in economic development at Wayne State University and is a planning and development consultant at Zachary and Associates. email@example.com
We are always actively seeking new work to carry in our shop and to show in our gallery. If you are interested in being considered, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing your work. Please include a link to your website or attach up to five images. Because of the high volume of submissions we receive, we will only be able to respond to your submission if we feel your work is a good fit for our shop.