Build Bazaar is a rotating pop-up marketplace celebrating emerging entrepreneurs from our program. From artisanal candles and soap, to fresh baked goods and handmade wares, every event will feature an exciting and diverse range of local vendors. Shop the bazaar and support the small business economy in Detroit!


Upcoming Events

Detroit SOUP // October 15, 2017 + November 19, 2017

Build Institute is proud and excited to officially add Detroit SOUP to our programming! Detroit SOUP’s mission is to promote community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust and fun.

We are bringing the Build Bazaar back to SOUP in October and November! Please fill out the application below.

Vendor Application

**October Citywide SOUP
October 15th @ Jam Handy – 2900 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
Doors: 5:00P
Presentations: 6:00P
Dinner: 7:00P
Winner Announcement: 8:00P

**November Citywide SOUP
November 19th @ Jam Handy – 2900 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
Doors: 5:00P
Presentations: 6:00P
Dinner: 7:00P
Winner Announcement: 8:00P

HarvestFest // October 21, 2017







Build Institute will be hosting a Build Bazaar at this year’s HarvestFest in partnership with the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy! HarvestFest is a free family-friendly afternoon featuring hayrides, face painting, giveaways, bounce houses, family movies/cartoons, food vendors and more all on the Dequindre Cut Greenway! The Build Bazaar will be located on the brand new Dequindre Cut Freight Yard (DCFC) site which is a weekend gathering space using repurposed shipping containers created in partnership with The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, Build Institute, Lawrence Technological University, Groundswell and Ponyride. Located along the greenway between Wilkins and Division Streets, the DCFC will feature interesting lighting treatments, creative site furnishings, the work of local artists and a market where local vendors can sell their wares. Programming will expand next year to include weekends and special events all summer long.

Vendor Application

October 21st @ Dequindre Cut Greenway – DCFC Site
(“between” Brewster and Division on the cut:
12:00P – 4:00P

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Are you a Build grad interested in being a vendor at the next Build Bazaar? Email Dina at to learn more.

Some of Our Previous Events

September 15, 2017: Detroit Homecoming
July 29-30: Maker Faire Detroit
July 15-16, 2017: Concert of Colors
April 3, 2017: WORKSHOP – Pop-Up with a Plan & Purpose

December 2, 2016: Shop Detroit
September 16, 2016: Detroit Homecoming
July 16-17, 2016: Concert of Colors
June 25, 2016: MASH Detroit Opening
June 10, 2016: Congress for the New Urbanism Conference
April 3, 2016: All Things Detroit (ATD)
March 7, 2016: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM)
March 6, 2016: Citywide Detroit SOUP
February 24, 2016: Detroit Policy Conference (DPC)

December 12, 2015: Southwest Holiday Fest at the 3rd Precinct
December 5, 2015: Noel Night Build Bazaar at the Majestic
November 28, 2015: Small Business Saturday
November 15, 2015: Detroit SOUP
August 30, 2015: Eastern Market’s Sunday Street Market
July 11-12, 2015: Build Bazaar @ Concert of Colors
June 7, 2015: Eastern Market’s Sunday Street Market
May 17, 2015: Citywide Detroit SOUP
March 29, 2015: All Things Detroit @ Eastern Market
February 14, 2015: Shop Local This Valentine’s Day @ Cafe Con Leche Nord

November 29, 2014: Shop Detroit at D:hive
October 25, 2014: Better Block Detroit
September 28, 2014: Eastern Market
August 21-24, 2014: Livernois Community Storefront
July 12-13, 2014: Concert of Colors
June 15, 2014: Eastern Market

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