Drinks x Design, presented by Detroit Creative Corridor Center (the DC3) in partnership with Quicken Loans and Metro Times has been redesigned for 2012. This year’s season of the networking series kicks off Thursday, February 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Skidmore Studio located at 1555 Broadway inside the M@dison Building. There is no cost to attend.

“We are expanding the offerings of Drinks x Design for this year by partnering with Detroit-based design studios to showcase the inner workings of these inspiring creative centers of local commerce and design,” said Matthew Clayson, Director of the DC3. “It’s not too often creative professionals provide the opportunity to see where they develop their work, and we are honored they are offering such exclusive access for our event.”

Networking over a complimentary drink at a local establishment is still a part of the program, but new for 2012, attendees will also have the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of the inner-sanctum of Detroit-based design studios.

In an open house style format; participants will be able to get an insider’s perspective of the new Skidmore Studio and meet their creative team. During February's event, on hand will be Detroit-based interior designer Patrick Thompson of Patrick Thompson Design. This DC3 Creative Venture Program participant was responsible for designing the Skidmore Studio space. Light hors d’oeurves and refreshments will also be served at the studio.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., people will then be able to make their way down the street to Detroit Beer Company, 1529 Broadway, to enjoy your first drink complements of Drinks x Design.

Metro Times & Quicken Loans are Drinks x Design sponsors and the International Interior Designers Association (IIDA) is a community partner for this month’s event.

Every second Thursday of the month through October, a new studio space and local establishment will be featured. Studios already signed-on to participate in upcoming Drinks x Design include Digitas, Signal Return, and the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Center.

21 and up welcome to attend, no RSVP necessary.

To learn more e-mail jkirouac@detroitcreativecorridorcenter.com.


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