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 ❋❋❋   

Citywide Detroit SOUP // March 4 2018 + May 20 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.

Vendor Application

❋❋❋MARCH Citywide SOUP (Vendor Application)
March 4th @ 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
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❋❋❋MAY Citywide SOUP (Vendor Application)

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
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***Upcoming Citywide SOUP events:  July 2018, September 2018, November 2018


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Notification of acceptance for MARCH 4th’s SOUP will be sent out by MARCH 1st. Upon acceptance, you will receive a confirmation email with payment information.

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

All vendors will have the opportunity for a “1 Minute Pitch” to introduce and promote their business to the entire crowd!

Arrival, setup, and breakdown information will be sent closer to the event date.

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.

Limited parking is available in Jam Handy’s parking lot. Street parking is also available.

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

GET READY – Vend on the Dequindre Cut this summer!

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:


@ Dequindre Cut Greenway – DCFY Site
(“between” Brewster and Division on the cut:
Weekends May – September 2018 (exact dates TBA)
Saturdays & Sundays 12:00p – 4:00p

Vendor application to open soon
.  Please contact if you are interested in vending at the Build Bazaar @ DCFY this summer.

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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

January 14, 2018:  January Citywide SOUP

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

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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