Design Core Detroit



SEPT 1 – SEPT 30

Detroit Month of Design is a citywide collaboration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital. Detroit Month of Design returns for its 12th annual edition this September 1-30!

Every September, partners across Detroit—from emerging studios to established companies and educational institutions—come together to show off their latest works and ideas. These cross-disciplinary events take place in all corners of the city, highlighting the talent and innovation that makes Detroit a UNESCO City of Design.

The open call to participate in the 2023 Detroit Month of Design has ended. We encourage you to consider volunteering or sponsoring an event. Subscribe to our newsletter here, to stay updated on our latest announcements!

Siren Art Wall

Siren Art Wall

The open call for the Sire art wall has closed. To learn more about the review committee that will help select the designer click here. Mark you calendar for the 13th Annual Detroit Month of Design occurring September 1st – 30th

Venue Host

Do you have a venue that you would like to open for an independently managed event?

Sometimes organizers submit great ideas for an installation, talk or an experience but they need a venue. If you own or manage a space that you’d like to activate with Detroit Month of Design programming, we want to hear from you! Detroit Month of Design events are independently managed, funded and produced by the event organizer. Venue hosts are asked to open their space in-kind and the event organizer is responsible for the rest.



Detroit Month of Design sponsorship not only delivers marketing impact, but also aligns brands with the region’s largest design celebration and with Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design initiative. Design Core offers valuable support and guidance to develop a custom program in alignment with your 2023 company goals.



Design Core volunteers are true advocates of Detroit design and help us put on memorable events in September and year round. Volunteering for Design Core puts you in the middle of one of the country’s largest and most dynamic design experiences. Whether you’re a design enthusiast or creative professional we can help you connect while having social impact.