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This year’s Student Exhibition Opening was a huge success as nearly 3,200 students, alumni, sponsors, and art enthusiasts attended the event, which raised over $280,000 to benefit undergraduate student scholarships and community art programs for Detroit youth.

In addition to raising money for scholarships, CCS students sold more than $85,000 worth of artwork. All sales from the artwork go directly to the artist to help jump start their art and design careers. Thank you to our sponsors, attendees and artwork purchaser!

To schedule a day and time to pick up your purchased artwork, please contact the Events Department at (313) 664-7464 or:


Artwork not picked up by September 1, 2017 will become the property of CCS, unless prior arrangements have been made.  If you have questions, please call (313) 664-7464.

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2017 Student Exhibition Opening Host Committee

Kimm Campanale
Vicki Celani
Ashley L. Crain
Mary Kay Crain
Lois Pincus Cohn
Gretchen Davidson

Linda Dresner
Nicole Eisenberg
Jennifer M. Fischer
Doris Gilles
Danialle Karmanos
Vivian Pickard
Susan Thornton Rogers
Molly Valade


As of 4/17/2017

Lead Sponsor

Lear Logo 2015 2

Collectors’ Preview and Private Reception

Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Jr.

Collectors’ Gallery

Imre J. Molnar Artistic Achievement Awards
Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Alandt

Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies Showcase
Ford Motor Company Fund

Gretchen and Ethan Davidson

ROK Construction Services, LLC 

Department/Section Sponsors

Nancy and James Grosfeld

Art Education
Jennifer and David T. Fischer/The Suburban Collection


Community Arts Partnerships

Communication Design

Entertainment Arts
Bumler Mechanical, Inc

Fashion Accessories Design
Nicole and Stephen Eisenberg
Linda Dresner Levy and Ed Levy, Jr.
Shinola Detroit

Fine Arts
Nancy and James Grosfeld

Interior Design
Michigan Design Center

MFA Integrated Design

MFA Interaction Design
Mechanical Design & Installation, LLC

MFA Transportation Design
Tara and Jody Ingle

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sullivan, Jr.

Product Design
Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC

Transportation Design
Michelin North America, Inc.  

Benefactor Sponsors

Ally Financial
Aparium Hotel Group
Axalta Coating Systems
R.H. Bluestein & Company
Clark Hill, P.L.C.
Honorable Avern L. Cohn and Lois Pincus Cohn
Corporate Optics
Simeone Deary Design Group
Ralph and Doris Gilles
Hepta Control Systems
Lacks Enterprises
Marketing Associates
SCI Floor Covering, Inc.
Walsh College
Willis Towers Watson

Publication Sponsor
Foremost Graphics Group

Radio Sponsor

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Student Information

Important Dates

5/10Industry Days: Interior Design, MFA, Product Design, Transportation Design
5/6Artwork move from Ford Campus to TC
5/7 – 5/11Artwork hung at TC
Notice of campus clearing on May 13 sent
Collectors: $350 per person | 5:30 – 10:00pm
General Admission: $50 per person | 7:00 – 10:00pm
Alumni: 2 for $60 | 7:00 – 10:00pm
5/13 - 5/26Free Public Days
Hours: Saturday – Wednesday 10-4pm / Thursday – Friday 10-8pm
5/25Alumni Exhibition Tear Down
5/28 - 6/3Show tear- down
Artwork organized for pick up
5/31 & 6/1Unsold artwork picked up by students from show or from their DA
6/3Transport unsold/unclaimed artwork to distribution site
6/6 - 6/12Sold Artwork pickup – Valade Family Gallery
6/23 - 6/29Student checks available for pick-up at the Business Office
6/30Student checks mailed to homes – VALID ADDRESSES ONLY

Signing up for Direct Deposit on Blackboard

  • Go to Webadvisor
  • Select the link that says “Bank Information for Direct Deposit”
  • Login to Webadvisor
  • Enter your Routing Number (9 digit number tied to your banking institution) twice
  • Enter your Bank Account Number twice
  • Account Type – select either checking or savings
  • Select how you would like to receive your payment advice notifying you of a payment – either email or paper
  • Checkmark the box at the bottom to say you Agree to the terms and conditions
  • Click Submit at the bottom

Please call the Cashier Window (313-664-7435) with any questions regarding direct deposits. 

WRISTBANDS for the 2017 Student Exhibition Opening are on sale in the Business Office NOW!

Yamasaki Building Cashier's Window hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am until 4:00pm.
CCS photo ID required.
Ticket sales at the cashier's window will end on Thursday, May 11, at 4pm.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door on Friday, May 12, 2017.
Student Exhibition Opening- Friday, May 12, 2017
General Admission 7:00 p.m.
Event Concludes at 10:00 p.m.

    Graduating Seniors (December 2016 and May 2017) - one complimentary ticket and one discounted ticket at $20
    Current Students/Continuing and Pre-College Students - one discounted ticket at $20
    Current full time and adjunct staff and faculty - one complimentary ticket and one discounted ticket at $20

Additional tickets are available for purchase:

General Admission Ticket - $50 each

Alumni - 2 general admission tickets for $60

Collectors' Reception - $350 each (5:30 pm admission)