On March 13, Temple Beth El hosted its 3rd Annual Passover Tables Event to raise funds while showing off creatively inspired and designed Passover-themed tablescapes.
On March 7, Scott Shuptrine Interiors celebrated its grand opening at its premier location next to Art Van on Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak.
On December 13, select local interior designers showcased design vignettes at Neiman Marcus for a fundraising luncheon to benefit Humble Design.
On October 4, the Nordin brothers, who own Detroit Design Center and Furnace Glassworks, unveiled a series of new sculptures at The Whitney in Detroit.
Patrons of the Detroit Artists Market gathered Jun 21 in Indian Village to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the DAM and to support local contemporary art through its annual art sale.
On June 17, the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House grounds in Grosse Pointe Shores hosted the Eyes on Design car show, chaired by General Motors VP Ed Welburn. All proceeds benefited the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology.
On May 11, the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education in Detroit hosted the College for Creative Studies' annual student exhibit collector's preview and private reception.
The Garden Party, a benefit for the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan and Oakland County Community College Culinary Studies Institute, was held on June 10 at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester.
On June 7, Pewabic Pottery in Detroit hosted a preview party for its 22nd annual House & Garden Show. The event showcased more than 80 ceramic artists and featured music and strolling dinner.
On May 4, the Junior League of Detroit held a preview party for the 2012 Designers' Show House in Grosse Pointe Shores. The evening benefited JLD's family and educational programming.
On April 27, the Michigan Modernism Gala Preview was held at the Southfield Municipal Complex. The event benefited the Detroit Area Art Deco Society and featured live music, hors d'oeuvres, and wine.
An opening reception was held at Lafayette Plaza in Detroit on April 14 for a one-week, multi-event celebration of Mies van der Rohe's designs, Lafayette Park in particular.
On March 15, the Detroit Home Design Awards gala was held at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights. The event included cocktails, a strolling dinner, and the awards ceremony.
On March 1, the annual Passover Tables event at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Township benefited the temple's religious-school programming. More than 25 designer tables were featured.
On Feb. 8, Tender in Birmingham threw a party to benefit Humble Design, a nonprofit that provides furnishings for Detroit families emerging from homelessness.
On Dec. 2, the Christ Child Society of Detroit hosted its annual Christmas Home Tour and luncheon at Birmingham Country Club.
On Nov. 2, the grand opening celebration of Stark was held in Troy.
On Oct. 27, Laurie Tennent hosted Art Road at her Studio in Birmingham.
On Oct. 5, a preview was held for the Celebratory Vignettes display at Michigan Design Center, Troy.
The Michigan AIDS Coalition in partnership with DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) hosted Dining by Design Sept. 24 at the Willys Overland Lofts in Midtown Detroit.