Detroit Design Festival 2017

I am an Ambassador for the 2017 Detroit Design Festival. On Saturday, July 8th, 2017, myself and other DDF volunteers will be at the Ponyride Market Summer Series (see details below) answering questions and sharing information about this year’s events. The festival takes place this fall from September 26th to 30th.

About Detroit Design Festival
The 2017 Detroit Design Festival wants to show how design in our neighborhoods, workplaces, and the products and services we use everyday can impact the way society functions and the way people experience the world around them.

About Ponyride
Ponyride is a catalyst for deploying social capital to a diverse group of artists, creative entrepreneurs and makers who are committed to working together to make communities in Detroit sustainable from our 33,000 square foot building in Corktown. The Summer Series runs monthly from May through October. It’s a modern flea market, featuring a rotating cast of vendors with vintage, salvage, and handmade goods plus artisan food and drinks.

1401 Vermont Street, Detroit, MI 48216

About Detroit Creative Corridor Center
The Detroit Design Festival is programmed by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3). DC3 is an economic development organization that works to strengthen Detroit’s creative economy and connect people to it. DC3 provides services to creative businesses and designers, offers widespread opportunities to engage with Detroit’s creative sectors, and champions Detroit’s creative economy. DC3 is a partnership between Business Leaders for Michigan and College for Creative Studies.

About UNESCO Creative Cities Network
The Creative Cities Network is currently formed by 116 Members from 54 countries covering seven creative fields: Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music and Media Arts.

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 116 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.

Detroit joins worldwide network of cities committed to investing in creativity as a driver for sustainable urban development, social inclusion, and cultural vibrancy

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