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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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