Detroit Design Festival 2016 | Eastern Market After Dark


I attended a Detroit Design Festival event at Eastern Market on September 22, 2016, on a warm breezy night with my oldest and dearest friend Gloria. Sponsored by Chrysler, the Eastern Market After Dark event was an exciting part of the DDF week long program. It was created by Nina Marcus-Kurlonko to expose the talents and goods of various artists, designers, makers and businesses in and around the Eastern Market district.

The 2016 featured events included the following:

SHED 2: Chrysler, Ally, Art Van Brand Activations; Alex Schweder’s “The Hotel Rehearsal, Designer Lane and Food Trucks

SHED 3: AIA 2016 Celebration of Architecture

SHED 4: Marketplace and food trucks

SHED 5: Detroit Design Ball

WASSERMAN PROJECTS: opening reception for Koen Vanmechelen: ENERGY/MASS


In honor of Detroit’s recent UNESCO City of Design designation, this year’s festival was focused on Designing Detroit’s Future and was programmed by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center.

We had a wonderful time walking through the exhibits and browsing the many vendor booths. I even encountered an old friend Ziam, a performance artist, photographer, fashion designer and the creator/star of “Liquid Silver” a fashion, poetry, music and dance performance art extravaganza. We ended our adventure at the Savvy Chic Boutique and Cafe. We got a bit of exercise, I had lots of fun hanging out with my sister-friend and I look forward to going back next year.


About C. Rae White

I'm a proud 6th generation Detroiter, a creative who loves working with my hands and a fashion fanatic with a thing for shoes, bags and jewelry. I'm a family researcher who loves discovering the details of my ancestors lives. Thanks for stopping by!
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