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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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...

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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The world is yours with BuzzFiles

Design Experience
BuzzFiles
09/24/2022
BuzzFiles
09/24/2022
2937 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
Multiple Times/ View Event Details

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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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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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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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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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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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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