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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...View Event
To kick off the 13th annual Detroit Month of Design Festival, please join us for a Downtown Detroit Design Crawl to celebrate the designers, products, and projects that showcase our city’s creative talent and treasured small businesses. Presented by the Consulate of Italy with additional support from Downtown Detroit Partnership, start your journey at LoveIT Detroit, Space Lab Detroit, or Rossetti, then set out along the city streets.
Design Core Detroit and Bedrock Detroit are pleased to once again host the annual “Shop and See” event series as part of the Detroit Month of Design. The event gives visitors a chance to “shop” and “see” a number of collaborative collections from Detroit businesses and makers.
This year's Eastern Market After Dark (EMAD) is presented by the Gilbert Family Foundation and is the signature event of the annual Detroit Month of Design. EMAD showcases an array of talented artists, businesses and musicians. Visitors will be treated to a district-wide night market and open-studio featuring: galleries, retailers, brand activations, and live music. Established in 2012, EMAD has grown to be a highly anticipated part of our yearly programming, drawing over 30,000 attendees in 2022 and highlighting a range of emerging and established designers.
The Design Jam is a hands-on product innovation workshop where interdisciplinary teams of students, designers, manufacturers, business experts and end users work together to create prototypes of new products that would enable greater access to outdoor recreation for people with disabilities.
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.
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,...Register
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.Register
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...Register
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...Register
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...Register
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...Register
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...Register
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...Register
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...Register
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...Register
Enjoy a self-guided tour of Academy alumni studio spaces in our neighboring cities.Register
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...Register
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...Register
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...Register
Rossetti is opening its doors to the public to celebrate the designers and disciplines that come together to create our work.Register