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:
Collectors' Preview and Private Reception Sponsor
Selections XV Sponsor
Crest Automotive Group - Lynn and Paul Alandt
Alumni Reception Sponsor
Gretchen and Ethan Davidson
Food and Beverage Sponsor
Jennifer and David T. Fischer/The Suburban Collection
MFA Program Sponsor
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
Bayer MaterialScience, LLC
R. H. Bluestein & Company
Bumler Mechanical, Inc.
Clark Hill PLC
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.
McGraw Wentworth, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company
Park West Gallery
Proper Group International
Jeffrey and Lisa Smith
Strategic Staffing Solutions
Julia Reyes Taubman and Robert Taubman
Alumni Reception Cuisine Sponsor
Prince Valley Market
Tasting Station Sponsors
Anchor Bar & Grill
Avalon International Breads
Garden Fresh Salsa
Northern Lights Lounge
Whole Foods Market