Month of Design Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Month of Design 2022

Design Core Detroit

FEATURED EVENT

DETROIT MONTH OF DESIGN KICK-OFF PARTY

  • 09/01/2022
  • 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • 2905 Beaufait St #4, Detroit, MI 48207

To kick off the 12th Annual Detroit Month of Design Festival, please join us to celebrate the designers, products and projects that showcase our city’s creative talent and small businesses at Spot Lite Detroit, sponsored by DTE Energy and DTE Foundation. There will be live entertainment, live art, DJs and food trucks throughout the night.

2022 Schedule

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Events

Craft in the Digital Age

Exhibition, Youth & Family
Ford House
09/01/2022 - 09/30/2022
Ford House
09/01/2022 - 09/30/2022
Ford House 1100 Lake Shore Road Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Craft in the Digital Age

Exhibition , Youth & Family

The “Craft in the Digital Age” exhibition creates a dialogue between technologically-produced and inspired design and the traditional Ford House collection. This exhibit features the work of contemporary Detroit-area artists and designers staged throughout the rooms in the main residence of Ford House, Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s historic lakeside home in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich. Selected works explore the meaning and expression of...

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Love IT Detroit

Installation
Consulate of Italy in Detroit
09/01/2022 - 09/30/2022
Consulate of Italy in Detroit
09/01/2022 - 09/30/2022
1001 Woodward Avenue Detroit 48226
Multiple Times/ View Event Details

Love IT Detroit

Installation

LoveITDetroit. Context. Exhibition. Experience. In September 2022, at the vibrant beating heart of downtown Detroit during its liveliest month, in simultaneous collaboration with Detroit Month of Design, NAIAS, Detroit Jazz Festival, Dlectricity and more, we are bringing you LoveITDetroit, an active design, innovation and architectural exhibition like nothing Detroit has experienced before. More Italy in Detroit. More Detroit in Italy. In highly experiential,...

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Shop and See

Exhibition
Design Core Detroit and Bedrock
09/01/2022 - 09/30/2022
Design Core Detroit and Bedrock
09/01/2022 - 09/30/2022
Participating retaiers: Roasting Plant, Citizen Yoga Detroit, Hot Sams, Greyson Detroit, Good Neighbor, The Lip Bar, House of Pure Vin Shinola Retail Store (Woodward)
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Shop and See

Exhibition

Shop and See, is a partnership between Design Core and Bedrock that pairs local designers with downtown shops to exhibit their work, drive traffic to the stores, and give people a chance to “See'' and "Shop" from the collection of downtown Detroit businesses and makers. The collaboration, occurring during regular retail hours, September 1 - 30, will showcase entrepreneurship, create conversation, and foster...

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Detroit Month of Design Kick-off Party

Design Experience
Design Core Detroit
09/01/2022
Design Core Detroit
09/01/2022
2905 Beaufait St #4, Detroit, MI 48207
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Detroit Month of Design Kick-off Party

Design Experience

To kick off the 12th Annual Detroit Month of Design Festival, please join us to celebrate the designers, products and projects that showcase our city’s creative talent and small businesses at Spot Lite Detroit, sponsored by DTE Energy and DTE Foundation. There will be live entertainment, live art, DJs and food trucks throughout the night. A Flashmob Fashion Show, produced by The Fetish...

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Setting The Table

Exhibition
Progressive Art Studio Collective
09/02/2022 - 09/23/2022
Progressive Art Studio Collective
09/02/2022 - 09/23/2022
1410 Gratiot Ave
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Setting The Table

Exhibition

There is room for everyone to eat. ""Setting the Table"" is an exhibition of artwork by artists in the PASC (Progressive Art Studio Collective) program, a studio and exhibition program for artists with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, in Detroit and Wayne County, which aims to build contemporary art careers for disabled artists. This exhibition is curated by the New York based...

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Sneaker House

Exhibition, Workshop
Design Core Detroit and Foot Locker
09/02/2022 - 09/30/2022
Design Core Detroit and Foot Locker
09/02/2022 - 09/30/2022
6001 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sneaker House

Exhibition , Workshop

The Sneaker House Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 2nd from 6pm - 8pm at WeWork, 6001 Cass Ave. Sneaker House presented by Foot Locker will showcase art and an installation along with complimentary programing that celebrates and highlights sneaker culture. The activation will include visually dynamic displays and artworks by local following creatives. Viewing hours: Monday - Friday 10am -...

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detroitUNDERGROUND 69

Design Experience
Metropolitan Museum Of Design Detroit
09/03/2022
Metropolitan Museum Of Design Detroit
09/03/2022
2439 Fourth Street Detroit, MI 48201
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

detroitUNDERGROUND 69

Design Experience

detroitUNDERGROUND 69 spans 69 years of the underground scene in Detroit. The on-going platform will launch at the Month Of Design 2022. The theme is showing how Design united the people and places. This first year we will present the PUNK scene. There are people who are the 'originals' from back in the day when PUNK was born and others are current day...

Solar Juke

Installation
Ash Arder
09/03/2022
Ash Arder
09/03/2022
2689 Hunt St Detroit, MI 48207
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Solar Juke

Installation

Solar Juke is a garden party and sound performance that uses Whoop House - a completely solar-powered sound sculpture - as a musical instrument to explore and uplift environmental themes within African diasporan music.

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PROJECT HOPE : Creative Revolution Mural

Installation
College For Creative Studies
09/07/2022
College For Creative Studies
09/07/2022
Walter B. Ford II Building 301 Frederick St, Detroit, MI 48202
5:30 am - 8:30 pm

PROJECT HOPE : Creative Revolution Mural

Installation

This event is the the grand unveiling of the final installation of Project: Hope, the creative revolution, a mural project that began as the senior thesis between two international students at the College For Creative Studies and soon became a cross department collaboration project first of its kind. We were inspired by the Diago Rivera mural at the DIA and wanted to create...

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Seeing Differently: Detroit by Bike

Tour
MoGo
09/07/2022
MoGo
09/07/2022
444 Smith Street Detroit, MI 48202
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Seeing Differently: Detroit by Bike

Tour

Join MoGo for a Month of Design bike ride! We'll ride from the North End down to the Riverwalk and use some of Detroit's favorite greenways along the way.

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Creating the Change – Panel Conversation and Networking Reception

Talk
College for Creative Studies
09/08/2022
College for Creative Studies
09/08/2022
460 W. Baltimore Detroit, MI 48202
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Creating the Change – Panel Conversation and Networking Reception

Talk

College for Creative Studies (CCS) welcomes you to a conversation exploring the intersection of art, design, and entrepreneurship and the impact they have in solving problems for the public good. CCS alumna Nina Bianchi ('04) will lead a panel of fellow alumni in a conversation on leveraging creative talent to address and support organizations striving to enrich our communities and create change. Afterward,...

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How to Start a Startup’ Viewing & Discussion Series

Talk
Hexagon Creative LLC.
09/08/2022
Hexagon Creative LLC.
09/08/2022
6001 Cass Ave, fl 2 Detroit, MI
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How to Start a Startup’ Viewing & Discussion Series

Talk

How To Start A Startup is a community of entrepreneurs in Detroit. We offer diverse programming in the form of panels, workshops, training, and competitions. We meet in different areas of Detroit to provide accessibility. Our mission is provide dreamers with resources to grow their ventures. The goal is to provide a unique learning opportunity for local entrepreneurs as well as foster productive...

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Building a Lasting Impact

Exhibition
Gucci
09/09/2022 - 09/11/2022
Gucci
09/09/2022 - 09/11/2022
4454 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI 48201
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Building a Lasting Impact

Exhibition

To honor Gucci’s new permanent home in the city, Gucci is pleased to participate in the 12th annual Detroit Month of Design with the 2022 Gucci Changemakers Scholars exhibition entitled "Building a Lasting Impact" at MOCAD, on view from September 9 until September 11. Curated by Kiana Wenzell, Co-Executive Director of Design Core Detroit, the presentation will highlight the work of the 2022...

Design Jam

Workshop
Design Core Detroit
09/09/2022 - 09/10/2022
Design Core Detroit
09/09/2022 - 09/10/2022
460 W. Baltimore, 9th floor Detroit, MI 48202
Multiple Times/ View Event Details

Design Jam

Workshop

Calling all manufactures, makers, limb loss community members, innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, students, problem solvers, design faculty, business coaches, recreational athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts!!! Come brainstorm and prototype new adaptive active apparel, accessories and equipment for people in the limb loss community. WHAT IS THE DESIGN JAM? Design Jams shift product innovation, which typically happens behind a few closed doors, to a collective and...

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Underground Music Academy Open House

Open Studio
Underground Music Academy
09/09/2022
Underground Music Academy
09/09/2022
303 Horton St Detroit, MI 48202
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Underground Music Academy Open House

Open Studio

Underground Music Academy (UMA) is a Detroit based community hub that aims to build the future leaders of electronic music through its distinctive educational curriculum and mentorship model, rooted in Detroit’s Black electronic music legacy. Our vision of electronic music is one that realigns the values of originality, quality, and social justice- closer to the genre’s origin. Our goal is to provide accessible...

MARKINGS

Exhibition
PLAYGROUND DETROIT, LLC
09/09/2022 - 10/15/2022
PLAYGROUND DETROIT, LLC
09/09/2022 - 10/15/2022
2845 Gratiot Avenue Detroit, MI 48207
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MARKINGS

Exhibition

Culture meets fiber in "MARKINGS," Julian J. Jones’ solo exhibition of quilted, gestural abstraction artwork and compositions inspired by traditional African American quilting. The word “mark” carries multiple meanings: his sketches code experiences as a Black male, as well as the emotional impact of his experiences growing up. The exhibition pairs a variety of abstract gestural oil pastel drawings with vivid abstract quilts...

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ASWD Big Block Party Featuring The Inaugural Design IT Contest

Exhibition, Youth & Family
Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit
September 10th
Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit
September 10th
5110 Bellevue St Detroit, MI 48211
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ASWD Big Block Party Featuring The Inaugural Design IT Contest

Exhibition , Youth & Family

Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit, a Detroit-based nonprofit dedicated to the salvaging of Detroit building and construction resources, is hosting a Big Block Party, a community event with live music, local food, and an art auction. The event is intended to serve as the launching point for the inaugural Design IT (Inspiration Transformation) competition, where participating artists will auction their work as part of the...

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Design on the Ave: Walking Tours

Tour
City Institute
09/10/2022 - 09/24/2022
City Institute
09/10/2022 - 09/24/2022
19363 Livernois, Detroit, MI, 48221
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Design on the Ave: Walking Tours

Tour

Join us for a walking tour of Livernois, The Avenue of Fashion! Located in Northwest Detroit, Livernois has long been the heart of fashion and art retail in Detroit. It is also home to numerous captivating murals that feature some of Detroit's most influential residents. We will visit shops that are new to the Avenue within the last few years, as well as...

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Kids Clubhouse

Youth & Family, Youth Activity
Citizen Robotics
09/10/2022
Citizen Robotics
09/10/2022
2100 20th St Detroit, MI 48216
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kids Clubhouse

Youth & Family , Youth Activity

Inspired by childhood treehouses and forts, and embracing the collaboration and camaraderie associated with a club, Kids Clubhouse will allow young people to design their own spaces in new and unique ways. Clubhouse Kids will be an inclusive experience where anyone interested in learning about design, architecture, 3D printing, and the built environment is welcome. Our two workshop series will introduce young people...

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Perspectives in Contemporary Woodworking

Exhibition
I.M. Weiss Gallery
09/10/2022 - 10/08/2022
I.M. Weiss Gallery
09/10/2022 - 10/08/2022
2857 E Grand Blvd #104 Detroit, MI, 48202
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Perspectives in Contemporary Woodworking

Exhibition

I.M. Weiss Gallery is pleased to present 'Perspectives in Contemporary Woodworking'. Focusing-in on the nuances of this quintessential craft discipline, the exhibition features artists adapting various modes of woodworking to create conceptually and aesthetically diverse objects. Bringing together works from Breanne Johnson, Dawson Moore, Seth Keller and Studio Shmudio (Forrest Hudes) - we carve out new space for an often-overlooked practice in contemporary...

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Pewabic: Creating Connection through Clay

Open Studio
Pewabic Pottery
09/10/2022
Pewabic Pottery
09/10/2022
10125 E Jefferson Ave Detroit, MI 48214
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pewabic: Creating Connection through Clay

Open Studio

Join us at Pewabic Pottery's National Historic Landmark studio for a special behind-the-scenes look at our traditional design process. Participants will enjoy refreshments in our courtyard, tours of our production space and a presentation from our design team in our tile showroom. Stop by anytime during this event to connect with our tile making process through both visual and hands-on experiences – from...

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Sphere of Influence

Design Experience
Prima Materia World
09/10/2022 - 09/11/2022
Prima Materia World
09/10/2022 - 09/11/2022
Lafayette Park Detroit, MI 48207
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sphere of Influence

Design Experience

‘Sphere of Influence’ is an outdoor installation taking place in Lafayette Park as part of Detroit Month of Design. The textile intervention consists of a large scale sphere-shaped quilt built into the shaded environment and open for public use. This community picnic blanket intends to encourage the use of green space in the city and to be a catalyst for spontaneous encounters. Bring...

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Sugar Hill Clay Open House

Open Studio
Sugar Hill Clay
09/10/2022
Sugar Hill Clay
09/10/2022
71 Garfield, Detroit, MI 48201
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sugar Hill Clay Open House

Open Studio

During this year's Month of Design, we would like to invite the public to visit our studio and talk to our students and members. A variety of work made in the studio, functional and decorative ceramic wares, will be showcased and available to the public.

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Solanus Casey Center Addition Tour: An Open Door to Design Process and Mission

Tour
Hamilton Anderson Associates, Solanus Casey Center, AM Higley
09/11/2022
Hamilton Anderson Associates, Solanus Casey Center, AM Higley
09/11/2022
1780 Mt Elliott St Detroit, MI 48207
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Solanus Casey Center Addition Tour: An Open Door to Design Process and Mission

Tour

The Solanus Casey Center’s recently completed building addition will give attendees an opportunity to learn about the unique design collaboration that resulted in a space that welcomes visitors from near and far and reflects the mission of Blessed Solanus Casey, who spent his life in the service of people. As porter of the Detroit monastery door, he met thousands of people from every...

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Sole Project Sundays: Beanies

Workshop, Youth & Family
Detroit Dye House - home of brightlytwisted
09/11/2022
Detroit Dye House - home of brightlytwisted
09/11/2022
1418 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48216
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sole Project Sundays: Beanies

Workshop , Youth & Family

Get messy, give back at Detroit Dye House’s Sole Project Sundays! Dive headfirst into a world of color while together we make something beautiful for someone who needs it. Each session will focus on a specific design aspect of tie-dye and a different item to work with that will be donated, exploring the idea of how design changes when we create for someone...

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Mobility, Art & Design: Exhibition

Exhibition
College for Creative Studies
09/12/2022 - 09/22/2022
College for Creative Studies
09/12/2022 - 09/22/2022
Valade Family Gallery, A. Alfred Taubman Center For Design Education 460 W. Baltimore, Detroit MI 48202
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mobility, Art & Design: Exhibition

Exhibition

CCS will broaden the awareness of careers in mobility through a curated exhibition featuring up and coming student work related to Transportation. This exhibition will highlight CCS’  power and agency to educate the next generation to make the world a better place. Presented by Lacks Enterprises, Inc. Opening Reception (Registration link above): September 14th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm Exhibition open to the public:...

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New Design Intersections = Future Mobility + Urban Spaces

Exhibition
POCO Labs, Stantec GenAV
09/14/2022
POCO Labs, Stantec GenAV
09/14/2022
One Woodward Avenue Detroit
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

New Design Intersections = Future Mobility + Urban Spaces

Exhibition

POCO Labs and Stantec Generation AV share examples of the latest design thinking on the intersection between new mobility solutions and next generation public and private spaces.

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Sewing the Threads Of Detroit’s Fashion Community: Business of Fashion

Talk
ISAIC - Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center
09/14/2022
ISAIC - Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center
09/14/2022
5800 Cass Ave. Detroit, MI 48202
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sewing the Threads Of Detroit’s Fashion Community: Business of Fashion

Talk

We heard the community loud and clear! After a successful Drinks X Design in April, ISAIC is developing a series of roundtable discussions featuring industry experts to share their experiences, tips and resources. These sharing sessions will bring the fashion community together to learn not only from the experts, but from each other and will kick off during Detroit Month of Design with...

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AIA Detroit Celebration of Architecture

Design Experience
AIA Detroit
09/15/2022
AIA Detroit
09/15/2022
Eastern Market Shed 3
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

AIA Detroit Celebration of Architecture

Design Experience

The AIAD Celebration of Architecture is the largest annual gathering of AEC professionals in Michigan, and AIA Detroit is proud to use it as a platform to showcase how Design can be a driver for resilient and equitable development around the world. We host an Architecture Awards ceremony in Shed 3 and then open up to Eastern Market After Dark to share in...

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Eastern Market After Dark

Design Experience
Design Core
09/15/2022
Design Core
09/15/2022
2500 Russell Street Detroit, MI 48207
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Eastern Market After Dark

Design Experience

Eastern Market After Dark (EMAD) is a signature component of the Detroit Month of Design. EMAD is a district wide night market and open-studio involving several galleries, retailers, brand activations, and music. Introduced as part of the festival programming in 2012, EMAD has grown from an initial attendance level of 4,000 to attracting more than 25,000 attendees in 2019 and featuring the work...

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2022 Black Footwear Forum & Celebration

Workshop
Pensole Lewis College
09/16/2022 - 09/18/2022
Pensole Lewis College
09/16/2022 - 09/18/2022
200 Walker Street Detroit, MI 48207
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

2022 Black Footwear Forum & Celebration

Workshop

The Black Footwear Forum formally known as the African American Footwear Forum (AAFF) invites footwear industry professionals and supporters to share stories and ideas and to create a dialog around the influence, leadership, and passion provided by blacks in the global footwear industry. This forum encourages collaboration to establish industry goals in the development of black talent at all levels. Surrounding the Forum...

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Cranbrook Architecture Alumni Show

Exhibition
Cranbrook Academy of Art
09/16/2022
Cranbrook Academy of Art
09/16/2022
660 Woodward, Suite 7 Detroit, MI 48226
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cranbrook Architecture Alumni Show

Exhibition

LATITUDE is an exhibition of work from recent alumni of the Master of Architecture program at Cranbrook Academy of Art. It includes Architecture graduates and alumni who elected in Architecture to further explore spatial ideas in their work. The Architecture elective alumni represented here are from the Cranbrook MFA departments of Fiber, 3D, 4D, Ceramics, Print Media, and Photography. The opening reception for...

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Design-Build Green Hub Launch, Open House & Tech Demo

Tour
AGI Construction
09/16/2022 - 09/17/2022
AGI Construction
09/16/2022 - 09/17/2022
1326 18th Street Detroit, 48216
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Design-Build Green Hub Launch, Open House & Tech Demo

Tour

Guests will be invited to walk around the Design-Build Green Hub, an incubating space for minority contractors, which will open its doors in September 2022. Attendees will learn about the design build project from the team and through interactive TV screens and information boards. There will also be the opportunity to try out the Virtual Reality tour (this will take place on Stanton...

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The Future is Off-Road, by Livaq

Exhibition
LIVAQ
09/16/2022 - 09/30/2022
LIVAQ
09/16/2022 - 09/30/2022
460 W. Baltimore St. Detroit, MI
Multiple Times/ View Event Details

The Future is Off-Road, by Livaq

Exhibition

The Future is Off-Road: Exhibition of Livaq trajectory and future actions, as well a showcase the prototype, communicate the mission, vision, and goals. This will be a more in-depth look into the materials we are using, manufacturing, and will include a showcase of the capabilities of the prototype by staff. This event will be hosted as a premier event, with music and drinks....

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Bringing it Home

Workshop
Quetarshe Textiles Design Studio
09/17/2022 - 09/18/2022
Quetarshe Textiles Design Studio
09/17/2022 - 09/18/2022
8626 W. McNichols Detroit, Michigan 48226
Multiple Times/ View Event Details

Bringing it Home

Workshop

MY EVENT PROPOSAL “BRINGING IT HOME” Designing a sustainable product that can be used at home. The daily life of a consumer is purchasing products that are practical and useful. So being able to use this product inside and outside the home is a good reason for functionality. At the end of all things are the emotional attachments that make them valuable; which...

3rd Annual Metalwork Market

Open Studio
Smith Shop
09/17/2022
Smith Shop
09/17/2022
180 Victor St. Highland Park, MI 48203
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

3rd Annual Metalwork Market

Open Studio

The 3rd Annual Metalwork Market is a one-day celebration of artistic metalwork in Detroit. Held in Highland Park’s historic industrial zone at Smith Shop, the Metalwork Market will feature works for sale from the finest local and regional metalworkers. Metalwork demonstrations including jewelry, silversmithing, blacksmithing, machining, and welding will happen throughout the day. Information about local metalwork classes and educational opportunities will be...

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Acoustic Ornament – Talk and Arcgeometer Open Studio

Talk
Arcgeometer
09/17/2022
Arcgeometer
09/17/2022
1111 Bellevue Street, Suite 360 Detroit, MI 48207
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Acoustic Ornament – Talk and Arcgeometer Open Studio

Talk

This lecture version of Zackery Belanger's essay "Acoustic Ornament" connects the objects and surfaces that surround us with the sound of our built environment. Gleaning insight from art, architecture, physics, and a time before modern architectural acoustics, Belanger demystifies ideas of material, form, and scale in acoustics. Beautiful, silent moving images of acoustic energy will be projected to illustrate ideas that ultimately coalesce...

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Art on the Avenue

Exhibition
Livernois Alliance, Motor City Business Round Table, and Avenue of Fashion Business Association
09/17/2022
Livernois Alliance, Motor City Business Round Table, and Avenue of Fashion Business Association
09/17/2022
19376 Livernois Ave Detroit, MI 48221
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Art on the Avenue

Exhibition

Art on the Avenue is a collaborative effort between all businesses on Livernois from 6 Mile to 8 Mile. We aim to provide a fun, art-related activities for all ages. The purpose of this event is to celebrate Detroit art and black-owned businesses. For more than a century Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion has represented a great history of a great city. This arts-inspired...

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Cranbrook Academy of Art Alumni Open Studios

Open Studio
Cranbrook Academy of Art
09/17/2022 - 09/18/2022
Cranbrook Academy of Art
09/17/2022 - 09/18/2022
Multiple locations
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cranbrook Academy of Art Alumni Open Studios

Open Studio

Enjoy a self-guided tour of Academy alumni studio spaces in our neighboring cities.

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Woodward Throwbacks Open House

Open Studio
Woodward Throwbacks
09/17/2022
Woodward Throwbacks
09/17/2022
11500 Joseph Campau Hamtramck, MI 48212
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Woodward Throwbacks Open House

Open Studio

Throwbacks Home will be opening their showroom downtown during Month of Design. We are welcoming the public and all the design centric tourists to come see our latest collections. Our founders will be onsite to talk with guests about our latest work and the materials we used.

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Connecting Across Town

Open Studio
Trice Clark
09/17/2022
Trice Clark
09/17/2022
15631 E Warren Ave Detroit, MI 48224
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Connecting Across Town

Open Studio

Crosstown Connection aims to connect Mornigside residents with the rest of the world by amplifying existing neighboring resources. We believe that technology is more than just electronics but any tool that helps make life easier. The East Warren Tool Library will be hosting Crosstown Connection during Detroit's Month of Deisgn for an intimate event. Join us as we unveil more tangible aspects of...

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The Art of Stone; A Cambria quartz sustainability story at DTE’s Beacon Park

Installation
DTE's Beacon Park
09/17/2022 - 09/30/2022
DTE's Beacon Park
09/17/2022 - 09/30/2022
1901 Grand River Ave. Detroit, MI 48226
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Art of Stone; A Cambria quartz sustainability story at DTE’s Beacon Park

Installation

Experience the beauty of natural stone products by Cambria through Blasius in our Beacon Park art gallery installation. The pandemic has impacted how we source materials and finishes and how we feel about our home and work environments. Cambria offers a hygienic, maintenance free quartz surfacing solution which highlights craftsmanship, performance, and service. As an American-made, family-owned company, we are committed to the...

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The Mind of a Muralist: Exploring Mural Mural-Making in Metro Detroit with Hubert Massey, Ijania Cortez and Deborah Lubera Kawsky

Talk
Presented in partnership with the City Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship, the Marygrove Conservancy and Art Impact Connect.
09/18/2022
Presented in partnership with the City Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship, the Marygrove Conservancy and Art Impact Connect.
09/18/2022
8425 McNichols Rd. Detroit, MI 48221
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Mind of a Muralist: Exploring Mural Mural-Making in Metro Detroit with Hubert Massey, Ijania Cortez and Deborah Lubera Kawsky

Talk

Explore the media, motivations and messaging behind mural-making in Metro Detroit and enjoy a special performance by the Detroit Youth Choir. Join Detroit artists/muralists Hubert Massey and Ijania Cortez and art historian Deborah Lubera Kawsky for a visual presentation and panel discussion, featuring recent work by Massey and Cortez and a newly-rediscovered/restored mural by midcentury designer Alexander Girard. Mural imagery by Massey, Cortez...

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Sole Project Sundays: Socks

Workshop, Youth & Family
Detroit Dye House - home of brightlytwisted
09/18/2022
Detroit Dye House - home of brightlytwisted
09/18/2022
1418 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48216
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sole Project Sundays: Socks

Workshop , Youth & Family

"Get messy, give back at Detroit Dye House’s Sole Project Sundays! Dive headfirst into a world of color while together we make something beautiful for someone who needs it. Each session will focus on a specific design aspect of tie-dye and a different item to work with that will be donated, exploring the idea of how design changes when we create for someone...

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Universal Design for Aging exhibit curator Twitter chat

Talk
The Henry Ford
09/19/2022
The Henry Ford
09/19/2022
Virtual
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Universal Design for Aging exhibit curator Twitter chat

Talk

Join us for a THF Curator Chat on Twitter with Katherine White, September 22, 1:00 PM exploring Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation's latest pop-up exhibit and related artifacts focused on Universal Design for Aging. Designs for elder care and aging populations often have universal application. Our autumn pop-up exhibit explores how key designers of the late 20th century utilized user research and...

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Their Untold Stories – Black Landscape Architects Michigan Connection

Exhibition
The University of Detroit Mercy / Detroit Collaborative Design Center; Ijeomalandartscapes LLC
09/19/2022 - 09/30/2022
The University of Detroit Mercy / Detroit Collaborative Design Center; Ijeomalandartscapes LLC
09/19/2022 - 09/30/2022
Loranger Architecture Building 4001 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Their Untold Stories – Black Landscape Architects Michigan Connection

Exhibition

This exhibition explores the history, efforts, and impacts of Black landscape architects with a Michigan connection and how their influences have impacted their journeys as Black landscape architects. Through an artistic and research based approach, this exhibition displays a visually compelling timeline of their stories, forming a deeper unified linkage to the state of Michigan, the city of Detroit and surrounding areas. University...

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Fiber: Art, Fashion and Business

Design Experience
Moona Clothier and Reyz
09/21/2022
Moona Clothier and Reyz
09/21/2022
2937 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fiber: Art, Fashion and Business

Design Experience

Two of Detroit’s most dynamic tastemakers have joined forces in fashion at an exclusive event, "Fiber: Art, Fashion and Business, for the 2022 Detroit Month of Design. Reyz, a wellness and lifestyle brand focused on the leading-edge in textiles to bring women comfort, versatility and style in the undergarment industry. Combined with Moona Clothier, a fashion forward start-up focused on creating beautifully constructed...

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IN THE EVENT

Exhibition
09/22/2022
09/22/2022
3250 Bellevue Street Detroit MI, 48207
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

IN THE EVENT

Exhibition

IN THE EVENT a curated group exhibition taking place during Detroit’s month of design showcases previously unseen functional work from a small group of local artists and designers. The exhibition focuses on concepts and ideas surrounding material oxidation. It aims to provide a platform for artists to explore the theme through the lens of their own craft, form, and material expressions.

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Fall Flower Bouquet Building Workshop

Workshop
Flowers for Dreams
09/22/2022 6:00 p.m. AND 09/29/2022 6:00 p.m.
Flowers for Dreams
09/22/2022 6:00 p.m. AND 09/29/2022 6:00 p.m.
1490 Gratiot Ave Detroit, MI 48207
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Fall Flower Bouquet Building Workshop

Workshop

A workshop teaching people how to design their own bouquet and learn more about flowers & the floral industry. Building bouquets is a tangible skill that can be utilized for the rest of an individual's life!

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WPP Detroit Design Studio Experience in the Historic Marquette

Open Studio
Makerhouse and VMLY&R
09/22/2022
Makerhouse and VMLY&R
09/22/2022
243 W. Congress Street Detroit, MI 48226
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

WPP Detroit Design Studio Experience in the Historic Marquette

Open Studio

An insider's view of two of WPP's leading, influential global agencies - VMLY&R and Makerhouse. This experience includes an insightful panel with industry leaders, a studio tour showcasing our work followed by a scenic rooftop reception for networking.

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Hawkins Family Legacy

Exhibition
Live6 Alliance
09/23/2022 - 10/21/2022
Live6 Alliance
09/23/2022 - 10/21/2022
7426 W. McNichols Detroit, MI 48221
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hawkins Family Legacy

Exhibition

Live6 Alliance along with Kresge Foundation would like to honor the legacy of the Hawkins Family, Founders of Hawkins Apparel which was originally housed at the HomeBase location on 7426 West McNichols. There will be an open display of historical information (news articles, photos) with a historical talk and reception at the Live6 Alliance HomeBase facility. Sponsored by The Kresge Foundation and National...

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The Cranbrook Chair Show

Exhibition
Cranbrook Academy of Art
09/23/2022
Cranbrook Academy of Art
09/23/2022
660 Woodward Ave Suite 7 Detroit MI 48226
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Cranbrook Chair Show

Exhibition

This year for Detroit Month of Design, The Cranbrook Academy of Art 3D Design Department will be hosting the “Cranbrook Chair Show", an exhibition of art and design works centered around the subject of the 'chair'. In continuation of The Academy's strong tradition of producing iconic chair designs, the exhibition will feature works in all media that offer a strong point of view...

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The Alley Activation Station: A Co-Creation Celebration

Tour, Youth & Family
The Neighborhood Association
09/24/2022
The Neighborhood Association
09/24/2022
5821 W. Outer Drive Detroit, MI 48235
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Alley Activation Station: A Co-Creation Celebration

Tour , Youth & Family

This showcase event will feature several activities and installations designed to bring back alleys into the foreground of urban neighborhood life. Event participants will see displays of proposed alley designs and completed alley murals and installations. They may also experience virtual reality (VR) alley designs and participate in generating new ideas for alley activation. Self-guided walking tours of the four-block alley network will...

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Book Launch! My Robot Gets Me: How Social Design Can Make New Products More Human

Talk
Cranbrook Academy of Art
09/24/2022
Cranbrook Academy of Art
09/24/2022
660 Woodward Avenue, Suite 7 Detroit, MI 48226
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Book Launch! My Robot Gets Me: How Social Design Can Make New Products More Human

Talk

Come celebrate the first in-person launch of the UX-focused product design book, My Robot Gets Me: How Social Design Can Make New Products More Human (Harvard Business Review Press). This talk that will take a fresh look at products in our everyday lives through a lens of social robotics. Robot designer and technology author Carla Diana will share case studies from over a...

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UPCYCLED WORLD: Customizable Clothing Event & Designer Showcase

Design Experience
Not Sorry Goods
09/24/2022
Not Sorry Goods
09/24/2022
22963 Woodward Ave Ferndale, MI 48220
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

UPCYCLED WORLD: Customizable Clothing Event & Designer Showcase

Design Experience

Upcycled World is an interactive retail + design experience where patrons can bring their own clothes (or shop our highly curated vintage/upcycled racks) to get customized by some of Detroit's most creative artists. Featured Customizations Include: - Live Textile Painting by India Solomon - Silkscreening by Art Nuttz & ffty - Sewing & Patchwork by EMLE - Live Embroidery by Not Sorry Goods

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Blender Renders: 3D Modeling for Beginners

Workshop
Each and Every Press
09/24/2022
Each and Every Press
09/24/2022
Virtual
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Blender Renders: 3D Modeling for Beginners

Workshop

Blender is a free, fun 3D modeling program with applications for building digital objects, illustrating, video editing, and more. Brendan, head of Risograph studio Each and Every Press, will talk about his studio's work and, alongside participants, create a virtual 3D object: a desk lamp. This class will cover the basics of Blender and hopefully provide each participant with a framework for setting...

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Cave Open Studio

Open Studio
Cave
09/24/2022
Cave
09/24/2022
1604 Clay St, Detroit, MI 48211 Suite #308
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cave Open Studio

Open Studio

Cave will be hosting an Open Studio experience where members of the public can tour the space and see individual artist studios. The space is made up of 12 studios with a variety of mediums and practices: painting, sculpture, digital fabrication, textile/embroidery and fashion design among others. Artists will be available to talk to visitors about their practice and may be working on...

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Connecting Community & Commerce through Arts & Culture

Exhibition
Hamtramck Arts&Culture Commission, Oloman Cafe+Gallery, EMU CDIS REACH Project, Hamtramck's Centennial Committee
09/24/2022 - 09/25/2022
Hamtramck Arts&Culture Commission, Oloman Cafe+Gallery, EMU CDIS REACH Project, Hamtramck's Centennial Committee
09/24/2022 - 09/25/2022
10215 Jos Campau Hamtramck, MI 48212
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Connecting Community & Commerce through Arts & Culture

Exhibition

Hamtramck Arts&Culture Commission will present a collective exhibition of featured works of our 12th Annual Hamtramck Neighborhood Art Festival <www.hamtramckneighborhoodartsfestival.com >, and premiere this year's HNAF poster & graphics by Kaitlin Noelle <kaitlinnoelle.com>, along with other HACC commissioned works we've recently done, like our City Official 100th Anniversary logo by Hamtramck's own known artist, Dave Toennies <tonyesdesign.com > Along with spotlighting Art &...

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Cody Rouge W Warren Mural Connection

Tour, Youth & Family, Youth Activity
Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance CDC (CRCAA)
09/24/2022
Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance CDC (CRCAA)
09/24/2022
18899 W Chicago Detroit MI 48228
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cody Rouge W Warren Mural Connection

Tour , Youth & Family , Youth Activity

"The Cody Rouge W Warren Mural Connection Festival will kick off on 8/13 at the 16th Family Fun Day for the community. The 7 community selected artist for the W Warren Project will be formerly introduced to the community. The grand finale will take place on 9/24 on the W Warren Corridor. This will be a fun filled event to highlight the 8...

Tye Dying: The Natural Way

Workshop, Youth & Family, Youth Activity
Addictive Brand
09/24/2022
Addictive Brand
09/24/2022
4147 Cass Ave. Detroit, MI 48201
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tye Dying: The Natural Way

Workshop , Youth & Family , Youth Activity

In this guided workshop, participants will make their own short sleeved natural tie dye Addictive brand t-shirt. As part of the workshop, we will be upcycling our old garments through the natural tie-dying process using all-natural ingredients. Participants will experiment with double twisting and swirling techniques to create fun and beautiful patterns.

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Detroit Robot Party

Open Studio
Citizen Robotics
09/24/2022
Citizen Robotics
09/24/2022
2100 20th St Detroit, MI 48216
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Detroit Robot Party

Open Studio

Detroit Robot Party will showcase the work of various designers that have been working with Citizen Robotics. These works will include benches, planters, tables, wall segments from Detroit’s first 3d printed house, and more. Our party will be a way to meet local leaders in digital fabrication and other creatives, learn about 3d concrete printing (3dcp), and above all have fun! A selection...

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Shop Downtown Detroit

Installation
Design Core Detroit and Bedrock
09/24/2022
Design Core Detroit and Bedrock
09/24/2022
Multiple - Downtown Detroit - 6 Salon Roasting Plant, Citizen Yoga Detroit, Hot Sams, Greyson Detroit, Good Neighbor, The Lip Bar, House of Pure Vin Shinola Retail Store (Woodward)
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Shop Downtown Detroit

Installation

A one day shopping event and experience to support downtown Detroit retails and local designers. The event will feature in-store events, giveaways and creative experiences. The collaboration, occurring during regular retail hours, September 24th, will showcase entrepreneurship, create conversation, and foster stronger relationships between the public, retailers and creatives. Shop Downtown Detroit is a featured event for the 12th Annual Detroit Month of...

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The world is yours with BuzzFiles

Design Experience
BuzzFiles
09/24/2022
BuzzFiles
09/24/2022
2937 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
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The world is yours with BuzzFiles

Design Experience

The world is yours with BuzzFiles. In this one-day experience, creatives and models are invited to conceptualize and execute their dream fashion projects. Participants will simulate an industry-standard production by way of BuzzFiles’ Creative Network flow, challenging them to collaborate, showcase originality and embrace design thinking. Projects will be presented in a public runway presentation followed by a networking mixer.BuzzFiles is a member-based...

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Matter Design + Biggers

Exhibition
Wasserman Projects
09/24/2022 - 12/17/2022
Wasserman Projects
09/24/2022 - 12/17/2022
3434 Russell Street #502 Detroit, MI. 48207
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Matter Design + Biggers

Exhibition

Opening Reception of solo exhibition by MIT-based Matter Design (Brandon Clifford + Jo Lobdell) featuring collaborative works with NY-based artist, Sanford Biggers. This immersive and site-specific exhibition grounds the viewer through an unwavering awareness of their physical environment while deconstructing preconceived notions of our past and transcending historical constructs. Clifford is best known for moving massive stones in his speculative works that disrupt...

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Sole Project Sundays: Bandanas

Workshop, Youth & Family
Detroit Dye House - home of brightlytwisted
09/25/2022
Detroit Dye House - home of brightlytwisted
09/25/2022
1418 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48216
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sole Project Sundays: Bandanas

Workshop , Youth & Family

Get messy, give back at Detroit Dye House’s Sole Project Sundays! Dive headfirst into a world of color while together we make something beautiful for someone who needs it. Each session will focus on a specific design aspect of tie-dye and a different item to work with that will be donated, exploring the idea of how design changes when we create for someone...

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Design Visions: Trend Analysis/ Future Forecast

Talk
House of Research and Worldview
09/28/2022
House of Research and Worldview
09/28/2022
Shinola Hotel 1400 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48226
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Design Visions: Trend Analysis/ Future Forecast

Talk

Join Cristin Ríchard, founder of House of RAW®, for an hour-long visual presentation of her research and design analysis. Color, Material, and Form language will be identified, alongside their link with the latest consumer lifestyles and behavioral shifts. Looking through a global lens, this Trend Forecast provides future insights and inspiration for creatives across all industries. Limited seating is available for an elevated...

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Sherwin-Williams Terra: Colormix Forecast 2023

Talk
Sherwin-Williams
09/28/2023
Sherwin-Williams
09/28/2023
1000 Gratiot Ave Detroit, MI 48207
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Sherwin-Williams Terra: Colormix Forecast 2023

Talk

Terra: Colormix Forecast 2023 will look at influences & trends across industries impacting commercial color trends, coordinating materials & finishes through inspirational images & videos. AIA and IDCEC credit. Doors Open at 4pm, Presentation Begins at 4:30pm

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Sustainable Detroit Forum

Talk
U.S. Green Building Council - Detroit Region
09/28/2022
U.S. Green Building Council - Detroit Region
09/28/2022
5221 Gullen Mall Detroit, MI 48202
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sustainable Detroit Forum

Talk

The USGBC Detroit Region is pleased to announce that the 6th annual Sustainable Detroit Forum is back in-person! Join us for a day of connecting and learning about the amazing sustainability work happening in the Detroit area. From sessions on various topics, exhibitors and social hour, we will have something for everyone. Sign up to receive more information, we look forward to seeing...

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Beats, Bites, and Backgrounds

Experience
Diversity in Design Collaborative
09/29/2022
Diversity in Design Collaborative
09/29/2022
460 W Baltimore St, Detroit, MI 48202
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Beats, Bites, and Backgrounds

Experience

Join us on Thursday, September 29th from 4 pm - 7 pm EST for an evening of community-building, learning together, and sharing authentic experiences at “Beats, Bites, and Backgrounds” hosted by the Diversity in Design (DID) Collaborative. Hear from influential speakers and connect with fellow Black creatives based in Detroit and beyond, all while enjoying refreshments and great music. Meet the Speakers: Tommey...

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Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan: Fashion Design Industry Youth Event

Design Experience, Youth & Family, Youth Activity
Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan
09/29/2022
Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan
09/29/2022
611 W. Philadelphia Detroit, MI 48202
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan: Fashion Design Industry Youth Event

Design Experience , Youth & Family , Youth Activity

The Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan partnered with DEVIATE to launch a Fashion Design Industry Club for youth designers across Metro Detroit. This fashion x art experience will showcase the work and designs created by these incredibly talented youth designers.

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Detroit Month of Design Closing Party

Experience
Lafayette American and Design Core Detroit
09/29/2022
Lafayette American and Design Core Detroit
09/29/2022
5000 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48208
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Detroit Month of Design Closing Party

Experience

Design Core Detroit is celebrating the completion of the 12th Annual Detroit Month of Design with a wrap up event at Lafayette American! Lafayette American is thrilled to be hosting the grand closing party. Please join us to celebrate the designers, products and projects that showcased our city’s creative talent and small businesses. In addition, learn about the 2022 City of Design Challenge Open...

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Illumination

Open Studio
Rossetti Architecture
09/29/2022
Rossetti Architecture
09/29/2022
160 Fort St Suite #400 Detroit, MI 48226
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Illumination

Open Studio

Rossetti is opening its doors to the public to celebrate the designers and disciplines that come together to create our work.

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TWMIG: A Mural Experience

Installation
Malika N Pryor
09/30/2022
Malika N Pryor
09/30/2022
4719 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

TWMIG: A Mural Experience

Installation

TWMIG: A Mural Experience is an event and installation that is born of a larger project, To Whom Much Is Given. Each element shares a single body of goals: to connect Detroit and it's future (the youth) to the decades long legacy of Black Detroit led arts movements and arts institutions; to historicize the professional life-work of Dell Pryor and Josephine Love; and...

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Soirée on the Greenway

Design Experience
Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
09/30/2022
Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
09/30/2022
Dequindre Cut Greenway, Detroit, MI 48207
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Soirée on the Greenway

Design Experience

Soirée on the Greenway returns for a masquerade under the stars in one of Detroit’s most beloved public spaces, the Dequindre Cut. For the first time, this fall fundraiser will be an exclusive preview to Detroit Harvest Fest & Food Truck Rally. Over 50,000 people attended Harvest Fest in 2021, and Soirée will be an opportunity to beat the crowds and preview this...

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Jumuah at Masjid Al-Earth : Return to Source

Exhibition
#BilalianExperience
09/30/2022
#BilalianExperience
09/30/2022
19400 Bentler Detroit, MI 48219
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jumuah at Masjid Al-Earth : Return to Source

Exhibition

“Jumuah at Masjid Al-Earth: Back to the Beginning” is an exhibition showcasing artwork by Black Muslim artists who were forced to create in their own homes during the pandemic. Covid-19 not only forced us inside of our homes but forced us to read imagine how we engage with community. Community is very important to the Black Muslim. Therefore what was once a jovial...

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