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Design Core Detroit


Design Core Detroit champions design-driven businesses and their role in strengthening Detroit’s economy. It offers services to strengthen, grow and attract design businesses, increases market demand for design services, and tells Detroit’s design story locally and globally. Design Core is a department within College for Creative Studies. Design Core serves design-driven industries that specialize in design or utilize design as a central discipline of their business strategy. As the steward of Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design designation, Design Core serves as the convener and backbone organization for the Detroit City of Design initiative.

Drinks x Design: Design Crawl

Don’t miss this amplified Drinks x Design as we celebrate the 2019 Detroit Month of Design. Embark on a design crawl exploring design destination in downtown Detroit. Enjoy immersive experiences, music, and spirits.

Begin your journey at the Detroit Design 139 exhibition and grab a drink at the bar sponsored by Scavolini. Then, head to Airea Studio for a drink & draw activity. Continue to the Woodward Shinola store to view their latest products and grab a taste of Absolut Elyx.

Wrap-up your adventure at The Belt, a culturally redefined alley, where you can experience pop installations by four Detroit designers.

Participating Venues Include:
1.) Detroit Design 139 Exhibition (Location: 1001 Woodward)
2.) Airea Studio, Drinks & Draw (Location: Inside One Campus Martius)
3.) Shinola, Shop + Taste (Location: Inside One Campus Martius)
4.) The Belt, Design Pop-ups (Location: Allyway between Broadway and Library Street)

The Design Crawl is generously supported by Scavolini, Shinola Detroit, Bedrock, Library Street Collective, Martell Blue Swift, Jameson, Absolut and Monkey 47.

Music by DJ Lynda Carter, plus many more!

– Metered street parking
– Closest bus stations: Woodward Avenue
– MoGo Stations
– Qline




Thursday, Sep. 12th


5:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Detroit Design 139 Exhibition, Airea Studio, Shinola, The Belt

Downtown Detroit

Category: Experience