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 ❋❋❋   

APPLICATION OPEN – Vend on the Dequindre Cut this summer!

Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

 

Build Institute, in partnership with the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is proud and excited to offer programming at the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard for Spring/Summer 2018!

Created in partnership with the Build Institute, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Lawrence Technological University, Groundswell, and Ponyride, the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard (DCFY) site is a weekend gathering space that features structures made out of repurposed shipping containers. Located along the greenway between Wilkins and Division Streets, the DCFY features refreshments, entertainment, retail and a unique pedestrian market where local vendors can display and sell their wares. Funding for the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard is made possible in part through the support of the Kresge Foundation, the Knight Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

Programming for DCFY’s 2018 season will feature the Build Bazaar weekend market, DJs and live performances, as well as a regular food and beverage offering in The HUB, the focal point structure of the DCFY site.

DCFY Press:

 

✦✦✦DCFY VENDING INFO SESSION! w/ Detroit RiverFront Conservancy

Take a tour of Dequindre Cut Freight Yard site and learn how to vend at the DCFY Build Bazaar!

Day/Time: 4/24 @ 6:00p
Location:  DCFY Site (We’ll meet at corner of Wilkins and Orleans and take a short walk down to the site)
RSVPhttps://www.facebook.com/events/2137824673167433

 

APPLY TO VEND:  Vendor Application

❋❋❋THE BUILD BAZAAR @ DCFY 2018
@ Dequindre Cut Greenway – DCFY Site
(“between” Wilkins and Division on the Cut: https://goo.gl/maps/TgnuJZ5Jgvu)
Weekends starting on May 19th until mid September
Saturdays 11:00a – 3:00p
Sundays 12:00p – 4:00p

 

VENDING INFORMATION:

Applications are processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis and will be selected based on relevancy and professionalism.

— VENDOR FEE —
Your nonrefundable vendor fee is due immediately upon acceptance.

PAVILION
Build Grad =
– $35 day/$60 weekend
– $225 month (4 weekends)

Non Build Grad =
– $40 day/$70 weekend (Sat & Sun)
– $265 month (4 weekends)

There are 8 Pavilion (aka canopy style repurposed shipping container) spots available – two vendors per Pavilion, four Pavilions total. Spots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. One (1) 6ft table will be provided per vendor. You will be responsible for bringing your own chairs, linens, decorations, etc. Electricity and lighting is available in the containers.

MARKET AREA (SELECT DATES)
– $30 day
There are 4-6 Market Area (open area) spots available on select dates. You will be responsible for bringing your own TABLE as well as chairs, linens, etc. You are welcome to bring your own canopy/tent (max 10ft x10ft). It is not possible to provide electricity to the Market Area, but you are welcome to bring a quiet(!) generator.

— LOCATION —
The easiest entry point for the DCFY site is at Wilkins and Orleans St. Enter the greenway heading east and turn right/south under the bridge. The site is located near the water towers.

— PARKING —
The closest open lot to the DCFY site is located at Wilkins and Orleans St. Please be advised that it is not possible to drive directly to the DCFY site as unauthorized vehicles are not allowed in the Dequindre Cut.

— CANCELLATION —
Accepted vendors withdrawing from the event will NOT be refunded their vendor fee. No-shows may be prohibited from future Build Bazaars.  In the event the Bazaar is cancelled due to inclement weather, vendors may select another date at the DCFY (pending availability).

For questions, comments, or concerns please contact market@buildinstitute.org.

The Build Bazaar @ the 26th Annual Concert of Colors!

Build Institute is proud and excited to bring our Build Bazaar back to the Concert of Colors for the 5th year in a row!

The Concert of Colors is metro Detroit’s free annual diversity-themed music festival. The goal of this five-day festival is uniting metro Detroit’s diverse communities and ethnic groups by presenting musical acts from around the world. Over its 25-year history, the festival has become a beloved highlight of metro Detroit’s summer festival season, and one of the few free-admission music festivals remaining locally.

For more information on the festival please visit http://www.concertofcolors.com/

 

APPLY TO VEND:  Vendor Application

❋❋❋THE BUILD BAZAAR @ The 26th Annual Concert of Colors
Saturday, July 14, 1:00p – 8:00p / Sunday, July 15, 1:00p – 6:00p
@ The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Theater/DSO – 3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
1st Floor Allesse Hall and 2nd Floor of the Atrium


VENDING INFORMATION
:

Applications are accepted on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis, and will be curated for relevancy and professionalism.

Applications are DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 29th. Acceptance letters will be sent out on a rolling basis and by no later than MONDAY, JULY 2nd. Upon acceptance, you will receive a confirmation email with payment information.

— VENDOR FEE —
Your NON-REFUNDABLE vendor fee is due immediately upon acceptance.

1st Floor Allesee Hall
$150 for Saturday and Sunday – two day commitment required.
Limited space available

2nd Floor Atrium
Build/Growth Center Grads: $60 for 1 day, $85 for 2 days
Non-Build/Growth Center Grads: $75 for 1 day, $100 for 2 days

— TABLES —
Tables and chairs will be provided. You may bring tablecloths and anything else needed for your table. Use the space to really design and showcase your work.

— CANCELLATION —
Accepted vendors withdrawing from the event will NOT be refunded their vendor fee. No-shows may be prohibited from future Bazaars.

— MARKETING —
Build Institute and Concert of Colors will promote the event on websites, social media, press releases, radio, etc. We ask that you tap into your network and promote the event as well. Let your customers know you will be there!
Use @startwithbuild #buildbazaar #concertofcolors26

For questions, comments, or concerns please contact market@buildinstitute.org.


Citywide Detroit SOUP // MAY 20 + JULY 29, 2018

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!  Please fill out the application below.

APPLY TO VEND: Vendor Application

❋❋❋MAY Citywide SOUP
May 20th @ Jam Handy – 2900 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
Doors at 5:00p
Proposals at 6:00p
Dinner around 7:00p
Artist performance around 7:40p
Winners announced around 8:00 – 8:15p
Facebook event

❋❋❋JULY Citywide SOUP
July 29th @ Jam Handy – 2900 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
Doors at 5:00p
Proposals at 6:00p
Dinner around 7:00p
Artist performance around 7:40p
Winners announced around 8:00 – 8:15p
Facebook event

***Upcoming Citywide SOUP events:  September 2018, November 2018, 2019 TBA

VENDING INFORMATION:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Upon acceptance, you will receive a confirmation email with payment information.   Preference will be given to those who have not tabled at SOUP before. We also try to avoid having businesses vend at two SOUPs in a row.  Please be advised that it is NOT possible to simultaneously vend at the SOUP Build Bazaar and present at SOUP as a funding candidate. There is a separate application process for presenting at SOUP for funding. Please visit https://detroitsoup.com/submit/ for more information.

— VENDOR FEE —
The vending fee is $25 and is NON-REFUNDABLE. Payment is due immediately upon acceptance.

— VENDOR PITCH —
All vendors will have the opportunity for a “1 Minute Pitch” to introduce and promote their business to the entire crowd! This happens around 7:00p, right before dinner begins. Please be advised that this is *NOT* a pitch for funding.

— TABLES —
One (1) 6ft table and folding chairs will be provided. Expect to occupy an 8’x4′ space. You may bring your own table (8ft max), chairs, table cloths, and anything else needed.. Use the space to really design and showcase your work.

— CANCELLATION —
Accepted vendors withdrawing from the event will NOT be refunded their vendor fee. No-shows may be prohibited from future Build Bazaars.

For questions, comments, or concerns please contact market@buildinstitute.org.


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


Some of Our Previous Events

2018
March 4, 2018:  March Citywide SOUP
January 14, 2018:  January Citywide SOUP

2017
November 19, 2017:  November Citywide SOUP
October 21, 2017:  HarvestFest
October 15, 2017:  October Citywide SOUP
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

2016
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)

2015
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

2014
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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