Showcasing the most creative and innovative designers in Metro Detroit, Detroit Month of Design celebrates the latest design trends. Featuring events from on the rise designers to established companies, the Detroit Month of Design looks to highlight all of the newest trends in fashion, art, landscape, and everything in between. Formerly known as the Detroit Design Festival, it has transitioned from a weeklong event to a month-long celebration in the form of the newly imagined Detroit Month of Design.
Programmed by Design Core, this year’s event will see 41 events and 300 designers throughout September. Some of the most popular events still to come include Eastern Market After Dark where you can see over 30 studios and galleries throughout the night and Light Up Livernois where everyone can celebrate design and creativity on the historic Avenue of Fashion.
Those are just two events that Design Core has planned as there will be plenty more happening every day throughout the Metro Detroit area. Melinda Anderson, Creative Director of the Month of Design, thinks that people will enjoy being able to experience more design throughout the month rather than just over the course of seven days.
“We were inspired by our UNESCO sister cities to expand into a Month of Design as we have seen this format has worked quite well for them,” Anderson said. “This year we will feature more design competitions and neighborhood experiences. Also, many of the businesses have strengthened their programming as well as strong participation from local brands.”
Detroit was honored with being named a UNESCO City of Design in 2015, which is evidence of the bustling growth of designers and trendsetters in the area. Anderson said that the Detroit design landscape is quite a mixture of up-and-coming and established designers that have the opportunity to experiment through different products, installations, and design experiences.
“The great thing about Detroit is that it is a place where true collaboration can happen. We find that many of these groups often work together with successful results,” Anderson said.
For more information on specific events, you can check out the event’s official website and Facebook page.