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Detroit to celebrate a month of design in September

The Focus: On Detroit Photography Festival will be held through Focus: Hope
Image courtesy of Design Core Detroit

A historic building lit up with photographs at night, sukkahs displayed in Capitol Park, studio tours, and family-friendly creative activities are among the many highlights of Detroit Month of Design, running September 1-30. 41 events will be held throughout Detroit to celebrate its designation as a UNESCO City of Design.

Annual events included in the Detroit Month of Design include Eastern Market After Dark on September 20 and Light Up Livernois September 29.

Some inaugural events will unfold throughout the month. Focus:Hope will present Focus: On Detroit Photography Festival on September 15, with photographic projections on the Bell Building. The festival will also include photo workshops, artist talks, music, food, and a beer garden.

POST will open its doors for tours, demos, and workshops September 21.
Courtesy of Design Core Detroit

Michigan’s furniture history will be up for discussion at the Shinola flagship store in Midtown September 7 with SHAPE: Defining Furniture In Michigan’s Design Legacy. Kat Holmes, founder of, will give a lecture on inclusive design on September 18, along with a book signing and workshop the following morning. Youth Day lands at the Michigan Science Center September 15 with creative workshops.

A full schedule, including Drinks x Design, times, locations, and more can be found at Detroit Design Core.