The College for Creative Studies hosts two entirely unique fundraising events annually.
These gatherings support the CCS Annual Fund, while providing unparalleled opportunities for personal and business networking and promotions. CCS event sponsors are visibly aligned with the CCS brand in valuing the creative spirit and developing the creative economy in Detroit.
Detroit International Wine Auction (DIWA) – "The Art of Wine"
DIWA is a long-standing tradition and the College's premier fundraising event. Millions of dollars have been raised for undergraduate student scholarships and the Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) program, which provides free art classes to Detroit children. The Wine Auction is a fixture in Southeast Michigan's business and social calendar, providing prominent opportunities to see and be seen and the most fabulous wines and spectacular auction lots of any event in the region. Opportunities for involvement in the Wine Auction include sponsorship, auction lot donations and individual ticket purchases.
Student Exhibition Opening (SEO)
Each spring the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education is transformed into an amazing art gallery, showcasing student work from all departments. Opening night features a private Collector's Reception and a general admissions party, which allows art and design patrons to have the first chance to view and purchase artwork. Proceeds from art sales go directly to students, while proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships help fund undergraduate student scholarships and free community art programs for kids.
The Student Exhibition has grown into one of the region's best events - and opportunities - of its kind, for art lovers and buyers as well as those who appreciate the value of marketing to such valuable audiences.