Annual exhibit helps jump-start the careers of many CCS students

The College for Creative Studies’ Student Exhibition, one of Detroit’s largest celebrations of creativity, raised more than $160,000 for the College from ticket sales, sponsorships and other contributions and is helping jump-start the careers of many CCS students.

More than 2,700 people attended this year’s Opening Night, which was sponsored by many generous companies, restaurants and individuals including Lear Corporation, who acted as this year's lead sponsor.

On opening night, 156 students sold $64,500 of artwork and a total of $79,653 during the run of the show, with all the money going directly to these up-and-coming artists to help start their careers. 

During the popular two-week installation, held May 17-31, the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education was transformed into a huge gallery displaying more than 3,500 student works of art. Ceramics, furniture, hand-blown glass, jewelry, paintings, photographs, illustrations and sculpture were just some of the exceptional pieces in the exhibit that the public was invited to view and purchase.

The College for Creative Studies has hosted the Student Exhibition, the College’s annual end-of-the-academic-year celebration, for the past 88 years.


This year's sponsors included:

Lead Sponsor
Lear Corporation

Collectors' Preview and Private Reception Sponsor
AOL Autos

Selections XV Sponsor
Crest Automotive Group - Lynn and Paul Alandt

Floor Sponsor

Alumni Reception Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor
Gretchen and Ethan Davidson

Food and Beverage Sponsor
Jennifer and David T. Fischer/The Suburban Collection

MFA Program Sponsor

Department Sponsors
Advertising – Team Detroit
Crafts – Carhartt
Entertainment Arts - The Stratton Foundation
Fine Arts - Nancy and James Grosfeld
Interior Design - Michigan Design Center
Photography - PVS Chemicals, Inc.
Product Design – Eleanor F. Sullivan
Transportation Design – Michelin North America

Benefactor Sponsors
Bayer MaterialScience, LLC
R. H. Bluestein & Company
Bumler Mechanical, Inc.
Clark Hill PLC
Corporate Optics
Ralph and Doris Gilles
Graystone Consulting/Michael Holycross & William Messner
Mr. & Mrs. Steven K. Hamp
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Larson Realty Group
Linda Dresner and Ed Levy, Jr.
Marketing Associates
McGraw Wentworth, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company
Park West Gallery
Proper Group International
Jeffrey and Lisa Smith
Soave Enterprises
Strategic Staffing Solutions
Julia Reyes Taubman and Robert Taubman 

Publications Sponsor
Foremost Communications

Media Sponsor
Metro Times

Radio Sponsor

Alumni Reception Cuisine Sponsor
Prince Valley Market

Tasting Station Sponsors
Anchor Bar & Grill
Avalon International Breads
Buddy's Pizzeria
Canape Cart
Edibles Rex
Garden Fresh Salsa
Majestic Cafe
Northern Lights Lounge
Slow's BBQ
TM Catering
Treat Dreams
Whole Foods Market