September 04, 2014 3:21pm
By Anjana Schroeder
The Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) and Wixom-based ArtServe Michigan Inc. announced 25 winners of $15,000 in micro-grants, each up to $1,000, to put toward the cost of installations for the upcoming Detroit Design Festival.
• Kaija Wuollet’s Swing Sound, described as sails made of reclaimed parachute material that make a “whoosh” sound when in motion. It will be installed at 5 p.m. Sept. 25 inEastern Market’s Shed 2 at 2934 Russell St.
• Brook Banham’s Design in Motion, described as “a show car battle and a graffiti art battle.” It will be installed at 5 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Tangent Gallery, 715 Milwaukee Ave.
• Rachel Klegon’s Activi-Tree Open House at the Lincoln Street Art Park, a 40-foot shipping container that will be converted into a classroom. It will be installed at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at 5926 Lincoln St.
• Steve Coy’s On Hold, a room painted in gold with “floating orbs and echoing ambient sounds.” It will be installed at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at Eastern Market.
More than 500 designers and 25,000 attendees are expected at the Sept. 23-28 event. The festival, presented by the DC3, will also include Dlectricity, which is returning after its debut in 2012.
According to a DC3 news release, the design festival workshops, shows, installations and studio tours will be used to reiterate Detroit’s reputation as an internationally known growing center of design.
The micro-grants are funded through DDF 2014 sponsors including the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Quicken Loans.
For more information, visit detroitdesignfestival.com.