Detroit Center for Design + Technology brings back Holiday Window Walk
DETROIT -- Lawrence Technological University’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology (DCDT) is bringing back its Holiday Window Walk event for a second year to highlight local creative businesses and designers.
The DCDT Design Incubator has paired local artists, designers and Detroit businesses in an effort to create holiday-themed windows in nine locations in and around its own Midtown neighborhood.
Judges – including Karl Daubmann, dean of LTU’s College of Architecture and Design, and Cydney Camp, business programs manager at Design Core Detroit -- will review the designs and place their votes before Tuesday, Dec. 4. Shoppers and visitors are encouraged to vote, too. From now through Dec. 3, visitors may add a photo of their favorite display to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tagging it with @detdesigntech and using #HolidayWindowWalk18. All tagged social media posts that appear during this voting window will be tallied and counted as part of the final decision.
The winning display will be announced Dec. 4. The winning business and designer each take home $500. Our first runner up business and design team will earn $250 each this year. The competition is sponsored by Hudson Webber Foundation and awards supported by Design Core Detroit.
Visit the following businesses, competing to earn First Place for holiday designs:
- Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters, 1220 Griswold St., designed by Davey LaFave
- Eatori Market, 1215 Griswold St., designed by Mike O’Reilly of Brightwire Designs
- Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery, 441 W. Canfield St., designed by Joshua Tad Mulligan
- La Lanterna, 1224 Griswold St., designed by Nicole Tischler
- Pure Barre Detroit, 1414 Griswold St., designed by Gjergji Prendi of Createur Studio
- RUNDetroit, 441 W. Canfield St., designed by Leah Strayhorn
- Sy Thai – Midtown, 4240 Cass Ave., designed by Jennifer Bueso of Mcintosh Poris Associates
- Third Man Records – Cass Corridor, 441 W. Canfield St. – last year’s winner - designed by Elise DeChard and Fernando Bales of CAMPO Collective
Said Christopher Stefani, DCDT Design Incubator director and associate director of LTU’s DCDT: “We’re so excited to build on the momentum from our inaugural year of the Holiday Window Walk. This time we’re focused closer to our Midtown home base, with participating businesses nearby in the Cass Corridor and throughout Capital Park. We hope visitors and shoppers take time to view and enjoy the designs.”
The Detroit Center for Design + Technology is the home of the Lawrence Technological University College of Architecture and Design’s Detroit programs. Situated in Midtown along Woodward Avenue, DCDT programs provide additional opportunities to engage organizations, professionals, students and groups within the city. The DCDT Design Incubator supports the development of creative businesses in Detroit through its speaker programming like DCDT Talk; access to the DCDT Coworking Space, Woodward + Willis Design Studio and more. Learn more at http://detroit.design.
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