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Independent Happenings

ABOUT THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL

The Detroit Design Festival is North America’s festival of independent design. With over 500 designers, 25,000 attendees and 30 Design Happenings, the DDF is our time to celebrate Detroit’s role as a global center of design and creativity. Concentrated in Detroit’s Creative Corridor and various neighborhoods throughout the city, events and installations will showcase Detroit’s cutting-edge design with the rest of the world.

2015 SCHEDULE

9.22 - 9.23
INDUSTRY DAYS
Lectures, panels and industry events for Detroit's design professionals
9.24
EASTERN MARKET AFTER DARK
America's oldest farmers market transforms into a late night design district featuring 30+ studios, shops, visual design happenings and more
9.25
INDEPENDENT HAPPENINGS
Community-planned events and activities featuring the latest
in local design
9.26
DDF UNDER THE CUT
Installations, pop-up design villages, music, performances and more on Detroit's Dequindre Cut
9.26
YOUTH DAY
Demos, workshops, games, and experiences for Detroit's next generation of designers
9.26
LIGHT UP LIVERNOIS
A celebration of design on Detroit's Avenue of Fashion
DDF 2014 KICK OFF PARTY// 9.23.14
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DESIGN IN
MOTION// 9.27.14
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EASTERN MARKET AFTER DARK// 9.24.14
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YOUTH INNOVATION CENTER// 9.27.14
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LIGHT UP LIVERNOIS// 9.28.14
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DDF @ DLECTRICITY// 9.28.14
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SPONSORS

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors!
BoConcept
Comerica
Daqri
Detroit Technology Exchange
Eastern Market
Fathead
Ford
Fox 2
Gensler
Metro Times
Neenah Paper
New Economy Initiative
Opportunity Detroit
Porterhouse Productions
Playground Detroit
Quicken Loans
Sierra Mist
Southern Comfort
TentVenue
Vitamin T
WDET
Yelp
SPONSOR DDF

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Thank you for taking the time to fill out a Participation Application for DDF 2015. Please note that completing this application does not guarantee a spot in the festival. If admitted, your workshop/activity/booth/installation will be included in the Detroit Design Festival 2015 official programming. Payment and contract terms to be submitted by July 31, 2015. You will be notified, via email, by June 30, 2015 in regard to your application’s admittance status and any next steps. If you do not receive an email by this date, please reach out to: designvillage@detroitdesignfestival.com.

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Thank you for taking the time to fill out a Participation Application for DDF 2015. Please note that completing this application does not guarantee a spot in the festival. If admitted, your workshop/activity/booth/installation will be included in the Detroit Design Festival 2015 official programming. Payment and contract terms to be submitted by July 31, 2015. You will be notified, via email, by June 30, 2015 in regard to your application’s admittance status and any next steps. If you do not receive an email by this date, please reach out to: happenings@detroitdesignfestival.com.

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Thank you for taking the time to fill out a Participation Application for DDF 2015. Please note that completing this application does not guarantee a spot in the festival. If admitted, your workshop/activity/booth/installation will be included in the Detroit Design Festival 2015 official programming. Payment and contract terms to be submitted by July 31, 2015. You will be notified, via email, by June 30, 2015 in regard to your application’s admittance status and any next steps. If you do not receive an email by this date, please reach out to: industryday@detroitdesignfestival.com.

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Thank you for taking the time to fill out a Participation Application for DDF 2015. Please note that completing this application does not guarantee a spot in the festival. If admitted, your workshop/activity/booth/installation will be included in the Detroit Design Festival 2015 official programming. Payment and contract terms to be submitted by July 31, 2015. You will be notified, via email, by June 30, 2015 in regard to your application’s admittance status and any next steps. If you do not receive an email by this date, please reach out to: installations@detroitdesignfestival.com.

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Thank you for taking the time to fill out a Volunteer Application for DDF 2015. This festival wouldn’t happen without our fantastic volunteer crew every year. Please expect an email by June 20th, 2015 from our Volunteer Manager. They will inform you of the next steps to being a part of them team! If you do not receive an email by this date, please reach out to: volunteer@detroitdesignfestival.com.

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Thank you for taking the time to fill out a Participation Application for DDF 2015. Please note that completing this application does not guarantee a spot in the festival. If admitted, your workshop/activity/booth/installation will be included in the Detroit Design Festival 2015 official programming. Payment and contract terms to be submitted by July 31, 2015. You will be notified, via email, by June 30, 2015 in regard to your application’s admittance status and any next steps. If you do not receive an email by this date, please reach out to: youthday@detroitdesignfestival.com.