Wednesday, September 18, 2013

- Detroit Design Festival - art exhibits, theater, lectures, more - September 18 - 22 - 2013 -


A mural by Katie Craig was featured in the 2012 Detroit Design Festival. It was created in conjunction with the Better Blocks Project. This year's festival events will be held at venues all over town and most are free.
A mural by Katie Craig was featured in the 2012 Detroit Design Festival. 
It was created in conjunction with the Better Blocks Project.
x -  / J Singleton
x - John Monaghan  -xDFP

Detroit Design Festival

Tuesday-Sunday at venues across the city, including downtown, Midtown, the Cass Corridor ...
 Most events are free.
Full details:

The Detroit Design Festival 2013 - 3rd year .
 Detroit -  center of good design and creativity,.
Organized by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3),
the event will continue its mission of showcasing the city’s  design industry by offering more than 60 events.

Held at venues all over town and most are free.
Pop-ups, are also a big part of this year’s lineup.
The festival celebrates the “gray area where design meets fine art. .”
The event launched Tuesday night with a kickoff party from 6 to 10 p.m.
at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
at the College for Creative Studies (485 W. Milwaukee St.).


“Nothingtoseeness: The Visual Art of John Cage”
 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday,
Center Galleries,  College for Creative Center, 301 Frederick Douglass .


Giant balloon trees that soar high above expected crowds will be the centerpiece of Citypark,
a pop-up park near the site of the old Hudson’s store in downtown Detroit.
Creation of John Skidmore Studio.
Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday,
1206 Woodward .


“The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller,”
A film about  architect, inventor and futurist Fuller (1895-1983),
live narration by documentary filmmaker Sam Green (“The Weather Underground”)
and a performance of the film’s score by veteran indie rock band Yo La Tengo.
7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday,
Detroit Film Theatre,
Detroit Institute of Arts,
5200 Woodward. ???? sold out. ??? 

Nighttime fun

Thirty creative enterprises
restaurants - galleries - ???
Eastern Market After Dark.
Free shuttle - available ???
7-11 p.m. Thursday

For kids

Transportation design students - Center for Creative Studies
fabricated vehicles for Friday’s Cable Car Race.
The cable cars, made of foam rubber, will be raced on cables in a school parking structure.
4:15 p.m. Friday,
Ford Campus Parking Structure,
fourth floor,
201 E. Kirby Road


Entrepreneurs, artists and designers 
Light Up Livernois 
hours of art, shopping and entertainment at pop-up storefronts
3-11 p.m Friday,
Livernois Avenue between 7 Mile and 8 Mile


“String Up the Moon,”
Mashup of absurdist theater and commedia dell’arte - employs music, dance and acrobatics.

The play is based on works by two celebrated Russians:
“Diary of a Madman,” an 1835 story by Nikolai Gogol, and “Mozart and Salieri,”
an 1832 play by Alexander Pushkin.
7:30 p.m. Saturday,
Jam Handy building,
2900 E. Grand Blvd.
$15, $5 for playgoers under 30.
The show will be followed by a Russian tea.


Detroit Bike City,
group that sponsors weekly bike rides through Detroit that it calls Slow Rolls,
Saturday evening’s Slow Roll: Special Edition - tour of key festival locations.
Stops include Midtown, Corktown and Grand River Avenue.
6:30 p.m. Saturday,
Downtown Detroit Bike Shop,
1420 Fisher Fwy. Helmet,
extra bike tube and lights required.

Hanging out

Recharge your creative batteries - enjoy free coffee, snacks and WiFi in a speakeasy-like atmosphere.
8 a.m.-9 p.m.
719 Griswold)


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