2016 Austin 2016 Detroit 2015 ArtPrize 2015 Austin
Michigan House – Detroit gets to invite, to celebrate, and to lead while the world looks on. The House will be a substantial voice within the excitement of the North American International Auto Show. Telling stories, introducing ideas, and exploring the unique opportunities available to a city and a state where creativity and ingenuity have always walked hand in hand.
Over four days and nights during Industry Week, Michigan House will buzz with the diverse energy that powers our state. We’ll hear from entrepreneurs and makers, designers and musicians, brewers and chefs, community leaders and business visionaries. We’ll talk about a Detroit that is on the tip of tongues all over the country, and we’ll discuss how coming together as a state might just be the key to our future. We’ll eat, we’ll drink, we’ll listen, we’ll dance – and at the end of it all we’ll have made something.
Relationships are built on shared experience. In partnership with Middle West, this January in Detroit we get to experience and build together.
All Photos by Sarah Nesbitt
Welcome to Detroit Opening Party
Detroit Food City Discussion
Detroit Food City Discussion featuring Devita Davison of the FoodLab Detroit, Chuck Nolan of Cutter’s Bar & Grill, Karima Sorel of Le Petit Zinc, Harry Kefalontis of Harry’s Detroit, and Michael Byrd of Floods Bar and Grille, The Block at Cass Park, and the The Garden Theater
Featuring Sebastian Jackson & Rick Williams of The Social Club interviewing photographer Jeremy Deputat and co-founder of Street Dreams Magazine Stephen John Irby.
Michigan House Day 2
GR to Detroit Bus Experience with the Detroit Experience Factory
Detroit is full of innovation and inspriation and during this tour, our visitors from Grand Rapids and beyond saw how those themes are woven throughout the city. Taken inside Detroit’s most innovative projects and given the opportunity to meet the doers that are inspiring people near and far.
Connect the Dots – 5×5 Statewide Pitch Competition Sponsored by Meijer
5 creators presented their ideas for a chance to win $5,000 in grant money. 5 Ideas, 5 Minutes, 5 Judges, and $5000. The community voted on the ideas that were presented at the event. The selected presenters explained a $5,000 step that will move the idea forward, and met people who can help.
Michigan House Day 3
DC3 presents a conversation with Charles Leadbeater & Carol Coletta
Charles Leadbeater and Knight Foundation Vice President for Community and National Initiatives Carol Coletta joined together for a conversation about efficiency and empathy as keys to city success.
Lawyers for a Creative Economy Cocktail Reception Hosted by Creative Many Michigan & Varnum
Over the past three years, Creative Many’s Lawyers for the Creative Economy initiative has helped countless artists through pro/low bono referrals, networking opportunities, and informative legal conversations, all made possible by volunteer attorneys. As this program continues to grow, we want to thank those who have contributed to our early success, and invite those who are interested to come learn about how to get involved.
Detroit is a raw and intimate evening showcasing personal stories of failure.
With a refreshing vibe of openness, Failure:Lab helps pave the way for change by crushing the isolation and stigma around failure. Failure:Lab empowers audience members to persevere by exploring the space between people who fail and quit, and those who get back up again.
Find Empowerment through stories of failure featuring Ralph Gilles of Fiat Chrysler, Sabrina Nelson of the DIA and CCS, Wesley Taylor of Emergence Media, Christian Birky of Lazlo, and entertainment provided by Steffanie Christi’an
Michigan House Day 4
A Hard Earned Dance Party featuring Complete VII + Cliff Skighwalker
Shutting down Michigan House-Detroit with Complete VII + Cliff Skighwalker and all sorts of Michigan Made surprises!
All Photos by Sarah Nesbitt
Atwater Brewery, Floyd, Gorilla, Boxed Water, L. Mawby Vineyard, Detroit Bikes, Detroit Decor, Leadhead Glass, Blue Water Technologies, Michigan Center For Entrepreneurship, Mammoth Booth, Detroit City Distillery, Detroit Trading Company, ArtPrize, Bobcat Bonnies, Guild Nines, Belknap Hill Trading Post, Stone House Recording, UICA, Michirondack, Proper Soda, Farmhaus Cider Company, Rowster Coffee, Southwest Michigan Wine Trail, Meijer, Varnum, Lott3Metz, Detroit Experience Factory, Dine Drink Detroit, Herman Miller
- Failure: Lab Detroit- Rolling Out
- Michigan House – 5×5 Pitch Competition- HYE Times
- Michigan House open during auto show preview to showcase creativity- Crains Detroit Business
- Michigan House: ‘East meets west’ musically at pop-up venue during Detroit auto show- Local Spins
- Team prepping for Detroit show taps into auto heritage- Detroit Free Press
- Michigan-themed Pop-up Event Space Heads to Detroit Auto Show- dBusiness
- Individuals in “Join the Dots” Will Compete at a Short Lived Downtown Venue -Sun News Journal
- Michigan House to ‘Connect the Dots’ with 5X5 Night Innovation Competition During North American International Auto Show -Start Garden
- Have an idea to make GR and Michigan better? Pitch it during Connect the Dots 5×5 night -Rapid Growth Media