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AIGA Detroit


AIGA Detroit is a community of visual designers that provides resources to connect and grow students, educators, and professionals.

AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.

AIGA Detroit has been a chapter of the national AIGA organization since 1986. The Detroit chapter network reaches out to the entire Michigan creative community including: designers, educators, art directors, web developers, printers, illustrators, photographers, artists and students. Through events, workshops, programs and initiatives. AIGA Detroit is demonstrating the value of design to businesses and the power of design in our culture. The Detroit Chapter is committed to the continued growth of an already vibrant, creative community and a rich design history here in Michigan.

Amplify Black & White Gala

Provoke. Create. Amplify. Celebrate.
AIGA Detroit’s first ever Amplify: Black & White Gala, is a celebration of the local creative talent impacting communities through design – giving an amplified platform to make invisible stories visible.
The gala will include an awards ceremony, entertainment, guest speakers along with light refreshments and music. ASL Interpreter for Deaf & Hard of Hearing will be provided during the program. This is a partnership with the Cobo Art Foundation and collaboration with Design Core Detroit, an official part of Detroit’s Month of Design.


6-7 PM | Cocktail Hour
7-9 PM | Entertainment/Program
9-11 PM | Afterglow Dance

$25 Students $35 Members $50 Public
*Sponsorships available \*Ticket cost assistance available
Dress code: Be creative with cocktail/formal attire – black and white, with red accents if desired.
Interested in volunteering and attending for free? Contact Maria Bologna mbologna@detroit.aiga.org
*For cost assistance or sponsorship opportunities, contact Chioke McRae, cmcrae@detroit.aiga.org


This is an AIGA Detroit Event in partnership with the Cobo Art Foundation and collaboration with Design Core Detroit.

Links & Social



Saturday, Sep. 28th


6:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Cobo Center, City View Lounge

1 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226

Event Category Exhibition