I’m going to this awesome event and I want you to come with me:
Friday June 26 & Saturday June 27, 2009
@ Room Service and other locations along the Gordon Square Arts District in the Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood.
Shopping event for local art and other creations accompanied by live music, good food and parties at Happy Dog.
The MADE IN THE 216 event was created by ROOM SERVICE owner Danielle DeBoe to highlight just how many talented designers are choosing to STAY and build their businesses in CLEVELAND; And to underscore their high level of talent by merchandising the Cleveland-made designs seamlessly amongst the items purchased by NYC, LONDON, LA, SAN FRANCISCO and PARIS-based designers. There are no ‘booths’ or traditional craft/trade show set ups that differentiate the designers’ wares. They are integrated in the same creative, narrative-driven way that RS merchandises their products year round.
The other thing that makes this show different is the diversity of the products being offered at the show. The show features a wide weft of creations from menswear, jewelry, tshirts, and personal accessories to stationary, photography, screenprints, household goods, furniture and music. These Cleveland-based creators represent all levels of entrepreneurship, from the craft circuit, to etsy shops, to international sales….all people who have chosen to stay and build their business in the 216 as opposed to leaving for bigger cities…THIS is something I think worth celebrating.
Another reason to go: my friend works at A Piece of Cleveland (APOC), and they make beautiful furniture out of re-purposed materials. APOC de-constructs foreclosed houses and uses the materials (especially the salvaged wood) to build new and exciting pieces pretty much anyone would salivate over bringing into their home. To see some of their work, click here.
See you at the 216 event!