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Creative community on display during Detroit Design Festival

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The third-annual Detroit Design Festival will put Detroit's creative community on display Sept. 18 to 22, 2013. This year's DDF will feature 60 events hosted in neighborhoods across Detroit. The festival will connect 300 designers and creative practitioners with new markets and more than 15,000 consumers in 5 days.

The festival was created by DC3 in 2011 as a vehicle to position Detroit as a global center for independent design and creative innovation.
 
Featuring dozens of design installations, shows, previews, performances and workshops, the DDF will take place at venues along Detroit's Creative Corridor, from Downtown Detroit to New Center, and in various neighborhoods throughout Detroit, including Eastern Market.
 
Highlights slated for this year's DDF include:

Tues., Sept. 17: The Detroit Design Festival official launch party takes place from 6-10 p.m. at the historic Argonaut building, now called the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education. This event is free and open to the public.

Wed., Sept. 18: The Toyota Lecture Series will kick-off DDF at 6:30 p.m. (on the 11th floor of the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education) with advertising design legend Art Fitzpatrick. This event is free and open to the public.

Thurs., Sept. 19: Eastern Market after Dark returns from 7-11 p.m. This self-guided evening tour is a once-a-year opportunity for guests a to explore more than 40 shops in the market after dark (2934 Russell Street, Detroit, MI 48207). This DDF event is free and open to the public.

Click here to view a full schedule
of 2013 Detroit Design Festival happenings.

Online: www.detroitdesignfestival.com

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