FriendsWithYou is the fine art collaborative of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, working collectively since 2002 with the sole purpose of spreading the positive message of Magic, Luck, and Friendship™. Known for immersive installations and interactive artworks, FriendsWithYou invites viewers of their work to reconnect with and reinterpret their lives through communal experiences. The artists work in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, large-scale experiential installations, live performances, and more recently, virtual reality and animation. Incorporating the healing arts, modern rituals, animism, and unified symbols, their works are meant to prompt a wide spectrum of untapped emotions, from playfulness to self-reflection, enabling both personal and shared experiences. Their work reaches from the contemporary art world into popular culture, an exploration in service of people and the world we inhabit. FriendsWithYou’s mission is to cultivate moments of spiritual awareness and powerful, joyous interactions.
About Library Street Collective
Library Street Collective specializes in cutting edge contemporary fine art with a focus on emerging and established artists who have pushed the boundaries of traditional medium and exhibition space. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, we present regular group and solo exhibitions while contributing to the artistic renaissance of the city's public, private, and heritage spaces. It is our mission to bring both world-renowned artists and exciting new work to a reimagined Detroit, as well as carry this sentiment as we expand our presence through exhibitions, special projects and art fairs nationally and internationally.
Rainbow City Roller Rink is yet another activation by Library Street Collective that brings art to transient space in downtown Detroit. The gallery has conceptualized and produced a number of recent high-profile projects including Wayfinding (an art installation and skate park by artist Ryan McGinness and skateboarding legend Tony Hawk), Detroit Skybridge (a choreographed light installation by Phillip K Smith III in a decommissioned walkway between the Guardian Building and One Woodward), Mirage Detroit (the recent single story mirrored house by Doug Aitken at the former State Savings Bank), the Belt (a former disused alley that has been transformed into one of the most dynamic pedestrian-friendly public spaces in the country); as well as large-scale public murals by iconic Detroit-based artists Charles McGee and Beverly Fishman.