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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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