Month of Design

Sept 1 - 30

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September is the month we celebrate the creative spirit and innovative environment that made Detroit a UNESCO City of Design. For the past several years Bedrock has sponsored and hosted a number of activations and 2023 is no different. See below and check back regularly for some exciting activations going on throughout the Detroit Month of Design

Shop & See

Taking place for the full month of September, we paired nine retailers with nine local artists to create installations in their storefronts in partnership with Design Core. Come check out local artists and retailers like: James Johnson @ Survived, Natalie Pryor @ The Lip Bar, Majesty Bland @ Rebel Nell, Laura Jamies @ Good Neighbor, Tony Whlgn @ Milk&Froth, Rick Williams @ Vibe Ride, Taylor Childs @ Throwback Home, Sherrie Savage @ Busted Bra, and more!


Shop Downtown Detroit

Come Downtown to enjoy a variety of giveaways and creative experiences—all part of Design Core’s Month of Design! Be sure to stop by Parker’s Alley to spin the wheel for a chance to win free gift cards* to downtown retailers starting at 12PM.

*While supplies last.


Shop & Sip

On September 23, come join local artists Uncle Tae and India Solomon for an exciting day of shopping and sipping in Downtown Detroit during the Month of Design. The artists will lead two tours through the city, visiting local stores and unique boutiques, all while sipping on special, Detroit brewed beer along the way. There will be special promotions & deals included, so be sure to click on the links to sign up and support our local businesses and art culture!

Electrifly Detroit Immersive Art Gallery

Bedrock has teamed up with BrandXR and Electrifly to bring an immersive, interactive art gallery to Downtown Detroit for the Month of Design. Building on years of content development, the Electrifly team has curated and created over 20 augmented reality experiences that extend some of Detroit’s most iconic murals painted by local legends and international names. Check back for unique events that will take place throughout the month of September.


Parker's Alley In Bloom

Join us to celebrate our flourishing city. Sip floral-themed specialty drinks, enjoy limited- time promotions, and more from select Parker’s Alley retailers during this weekend-long flower festival, September 21-24.


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