• Our call for happenings has closed. Stay tuned for the offical 2014 line-up where you can see our friends from the Detroit Design Center and many more!

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  • Do you want to see your venue featured in DDF2014? So do we! Submit your venue for approval here.

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  • See some of our favorite photos from DDF2013 on our Facebook page. Don't be shy, you can "Like" us.

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Introducing the detroit design festival

North America's Festival of Independent Design. The Detroit Creative Corridor Center ("DC3") established DDF to connect Detroit's fiercely independent creatives with one another, introduce them to new markets and consumers, and expose Detroit's creative talent and collective design aesthetic to national and global audiences. #DDF2013.

DDF 2014 is September 23rd - 28th

Are you a local designer? Open Call for Designers begins May 1, 2014!

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Special Thanks to our Partner, The College for Creative Studies:

The College For Creative Studies, located in Midtown and New Center, is a central part of the Detroit Design Festival since its inception. CCS is a founding member, along with Business Leaders for Michigan, of the Detroit Creative Corridor Center. DC3 produces the Detroit Design Festival.

Founded in 1906 as the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, CCS plays a key role in Detroit’s cultural and educational communities. A private, fully accredited college, CCS enrolls more than 1,400 students, pursuing Master of Fine Arts degrees in Interdisciplinary Design and Transportation Design and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Advertising: Copywriting, Advertising: Design, Art Education, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design and Transportation Design.

The College also offers free art education for more than 4,000 Detroit youth annually through its Community Arts Partnerships program. In addition, the College’s Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies is a public charter middle and high school enrolling more than 800 students in a high-performance academic curriculum with a special focus on art and design.
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OPEN CALL FOR HAPPENINGS: Have an idea for an event to take place at the Detroit Design Festival 2014? Simply create an account with us at our registration page and click on your happenings tab. Create as many events as you have ideas for and think you can handle from September 23rd – 28th, and get connected with the DDF Community. If you’re looking for ideas for a venue, view offers already made by our community for you by clicking the offers tab. We can’t wait to see your ideas!
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OPEN CALL FOR VENUES: Beginning April 15th, we're asking for and accepting any and all available venues for our upcoming DDF 2014 Happenings. Have an unused gallery or a vacant store-front? List it with us so our designers can find it.
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