10 Detroit Month of Design Events You Don't Want To Miss


10 Detroit Month of Design Events You Don’t Want To Miss

Detroit Design Core, Detroit Design 139, and Murals In The Market are bringing dozens of special events, workshops and installations to Detroit for a Month of Design. Here are the events you don’t want to miss:


Craft Beer and Craftsmanship @ Pewabic
Saturday, September 7
Enjoy craft beer and refreshments in Pewabic’s newly renovated courtyard, meet the design team and try your hand at pressing a tile. Get a behind-the-scenes look into the production process, see some of the latest ceramic art and learn how Pewabic tile has helped shape Detroit design for over 116 years.


A Look Inside The Book Tower
Saturday, September 7
After removing decades of grime, painstakingly restoring the façade’s remarkable architectural details, and installing nearly 2,500 windows, Bedrock invites you inside Book Tower for a tour of its storied spaces, led by those working on its transformation.


PechaKucha Night Detroit @ 1001 Woodward
Wednesday, September 11
Learn about the work that designers – architects, graphic designers, industrial designers and urban planners – are doing in and around the city of Detroit to make it a better, more inclusive city for everyone. Designers have just under seven minutes (20 images, 20 seconds each) to tell you about their transformative work and how it relates to Inclusive Futures.


Drinks x Design: Design Crawl @ 1001 Woodward
Thursday, Sept. 12
Embark on a design crawl exploring design destination in downtown Detroit. Enjoy immersive experiences, music, and spirits.


Murals In The Market Block Party @ Eastern Market
Saturday, Sept. 14
Murals in the Market features dozens of artists and live mural paintings throughout Eastern Market. The party features artist talks, lectures, cultural events and more, plus a massive family-friendly Family Reunion Block Party featuring DJ Premier!


ARCADE @ Simone DeSousa
Saturday, September 14
The whimsical installation is serpentine concrete forms weaving through the space punctuated by furniture pieces. Cast from ready-made corrugated irrigation tubes, the rippling surface of the concrete arches offer tactile engagement for visitors to wander in to commune, reflect, or simply be around


After Dark @ Eastern Market
Thursday, September 19
More than 30 studios and galleries will open late throughout the district. Sheds 2, 3, 4, and 5 will be open with interactive experiences, brand activations with Detroit’s up-and-coming designers, designer spotlights, installations, and parties.


Diversity In Design @ Detroit Center for Design + Technology
Thursday, Sept. 19
DCDT Talk will explore the ways the design industry addresses differences in race, gender, sexual identity and ability – and what work is yet to be done.


Light Up Livernois @ Historic Avenue of Fashion
Saturday, Sept. 28
Makers, artists and designers from Detroit are collaborating with local small businesses to shop, dine and explore the various ways design surrounds us in our everyday lives. Experience design through open studios, fashion vignettes, musical performances, and small business highlights.


City Cypher @ Beacon Park
Sunday, September 29
Closing out Month of Design at Beacon Park with a celebration of the three neighborhoods featured in the Detroit City of Design Competition: Southwest Detroit, Hope Village and Grandmont Rosedale. This public event will feature a live talent/entertainment cypher between the three neighborhoods. Enjoy spoken word, music, dance and more while experimenting with the prototypes before they are moved to their respective neighborhoods.


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