5 Michigan Events for Artists and Entrepreneurs

By Amanda Lewan on March 18th, 2013 / Comments

There are plenty of great events for Michigan artists and entrepreneurs coming soon.

Whether you’re looking for a new project, a new opportunity to share your work, or a way to get your kids involved, the following events will have you covered:

  1. Knight Arts Challenge Detroit. Opening a call for all ideas, the $9 million Knight Arts Challenge starts March 25th. This challenge is looking for the next best art ideas from the city of Detroit. Proposals of 150 words must be submitted to their website Knightarts.org. Nominations will close April 22nd, so get at it!
  2. Crain’s Salute for Local Entrepreneurs. Calling all Detroit Entrepreneurs! Get your nomination in for those inspiring startup leaders today. Winners will be announced June 16th.
  3. Founder Campus April Classes. A school for startups, Founder Campus is launching their first class Kickstart Your Digital Marketing for April 3rd, following with their second class Improv for Entrepreneurs on April 17th. We’re helping out with the marketing class, and heard great things about the improv class too!
  4. Pain Pitch Detroit. This event is setup to have organizations share their problems to solution building entrepreneurs. The first Pain Pitch will be held March 27th at Elizabeth Theatre. We’re hoping to see more Pain Pitch events pop up across the state. Read about the event from the organizer himself on why he wants to bring the customer to the entrepreneur.
  5. Henry Ford 2013 Aspiring Innovators and Entrepreneurs Camp. A camp for young innovators? Send your kids to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. These two camps are designed for 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th graders and will be hosted in July. Those who participate in the innovators camp will have their work showcased in the large summer event The Maker Faire. Get all the details you need from the Henry Ford website.

Any other great events coming up soon? Share with us below and we’ll make sure word gets out to all of our Michigan artists and entrepreneurs.

Photo via The Detroit Fly.

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Amanda Lewan

Amanda Lewan

Editor @michipreneur. Co-founder Bamboo Detroit. Follow me @Amanda_Jenn. I love telling the story of entrepreneurs and innovators.