News & Events


  • September 10, 2011
  • North Cass Neighborhood, Midtown Detroit

What began as an inner city art fair in 1977 evolved into a performing arts festival. Great musical talent, good beer and a remarkable string of fabulous September weather has indelibly marked the alley at Second and Forest in Detroit ’s Cass Corridor as the site of the best music festival in the Midwest. For more info, visit:



  • Saturday, July 30, 2011 (5-9pm)
  • City Bird & Bureau of Urban Living
  • 460 West Canfield Street, Midtown Detroit
  • Click here for our Facebook event.
  • Click here for our flyer!

Join us outside for some good old-fashioned summer fun on West Canfield Street! Sidewalk sales & games for city kids of all ages.


+ New art & merch from Detroit Lives, Nichole Christian, Dante Stella, Don Kilpatrick & more

+ Tasty treats from Astro Coffee, Detroit Institute of Bagels, Good People Popcorn & Pete’s Chocolate Co.

+ Book-signing for “Symphony City” by Amy Martin

+ Fashion & accessories from The Peacock Room

+ Local brews from Motor City Brewing Works and Traffic Jam & Snug

+ Connect 4 Challenge hosted by Melinda MeMe Anderson

+ Interactive chalkboard mural by Amy Kaherl

+ Cornhole, hula hoop & hopscotch

+ Beats by DJ Big Time America

A percentage of your purchases will benefit Alternatives for Girls, Ruth Ellis Center, Detroit Waldorf School and Detroit Public Schools Foundation


Hang around after for a special outdoor film screening of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” in the Green Alley behind Motor City Brewing Works! Free to the public, all ages welcome. (9-10pm) http://greengaragedetroit.​com/

Make it an afternoon in Midtown! Check out the grand opening of the new 71 POP shop at 71 East Garfield Street (2-5pm).



  • Saturday, June 18, 2011
  • 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • West Willis Street, btwn Cass & Second, Midtown Detroit
The shops and galleries of West Willis Street are having a birthday celebration on Saturday, June 18. Stop by for music, food, fashion, art and community. It’s our collective way of saying thank you to our customers for their many years of support since each business arrived on the street. For more information, visit:



  • Thursday, May 19, 2011
  • 5:00-8:00 pm
  • West Willis & Canfield Streets
  • Cass Corridor, Midtown Detroit

Third Thursday is a great time to discover the independent shops, galleries & restaurants on West Willis & Canfield in Midtown Detroit! Many neighborhood merchants will be open late until 8pm with special offers. Park & walk to enjoy local food, fashion, design & more. For more info, visit our “Shop Midtown” Facebook page at



  • April 6-10, 2011
  • Midtown Detroit

Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience is a five-day multidisciplinary celebration that will exclusively present newly commissioned works created by the 2008-2010 Kresge Eminent Artists and Artists Fellows, from April 6-10, 2011. An exciting program of dance and musical performances, literary readings, workshops, panel discussions, public art and special exhibitions, Art X Detroit will be hosted at more than a dozen venues located throughout Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center and is free to the public. Art X Detroit is being supported by the Kresge Foundation. For more info, visit:



Thursday, April 21, 2011, 5-8 PM
West Willis & Canfield Streets, Midtown Detroit

Think global, shop local! This month, selected neighborhood shops & galleries will be open late ’til eight with special events & discounts. In honor of Earth Day (and every day), think local first and support your independents!

BUREAU OF URBAN LIVING, 460 W. Canfield Street
Check out our brand new Metro Map Prints from Allied Fabrication! Plus enjoy discounts on special eco-friendly products in honor of Earth Day.

CITY BIRD, 460 W. Canfield Street
Get your luxurious hand-crafted bath & skincare products from DressGreen by Lauren Burger! Lauren makes all of her all-natural, eco-friendly recipes from scratch in small batches here in her Midtown Detroit studio.

PAULINE’S CLOSET, 4246 2nd Avenue
Shop for fashion & apparel and receive 10% off all purchases over $20! Enjoy a complimentary “Pautini,” a delicious fruit spritzer mixed martini, and you may just win a door prize, too.

Preview the 25 winning designs from the “Wish You Were Here” postcard competition presented by AIGA Detroit. Mingle with friends over refreshments provided by Slows while DJ Mike Dutkewych spins Motown jams. AIGA members, $10; non-members $15. More info here:

TRAFFIC JAM & SNUG, 511 W. Canfield
Mention “Third Thursdays” to receive 25% off your entire dinner from 5-8pm! Established in 1965, TJ’s is a local institution known for its in-house bakery, microbrewery, dairy and eclectic menu.

Avalon International Breads, Goodwells Natural Food Market, Flo Boutique, Tulani Rose, Dell Pryor Gallery, Source Booksellers, Curl Up & Dye, Motor City Brewing Works.


Marche du Nain Rouge

  • Sunday, March 20, 2011
  • Starting at 3rd Street Bar, Forest & Third
  • Ending at Cass Park

The Marche returns to the Cass Corridor on Sunday, March 20, 2011! Several local shops & restaurants will be offering special promotions leading up to the event. For more info, visit



Wanna win a holiday shopping spree? Listen to WDET 101.9 FM for a chance to win a “Shop Midtown” package including $400 worth of gift certificates to your favorite local shops & restaurants and the Inn on Ferry Street!



Saturday, December 4,  5:00-9:30 pm
Midtown Detroit

The 38th annual Noel Night will take place on Saturday, December 4th in Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center Area. Dozens of museums, galleries and shops open their doors to the public free of charge during this Cultural Center-wide holida

y open house. It’s a great time to shop for holiday gifts and dine at your favorite Midtown restaurants. For a map and directory, visit


Third Thursday of Every Month, 5-9 PM
West Willis & Canfield Streets, Midtown Detroit

Autumn/Winter 2010:

  • Thursday, October 21, 5-9 PM
  • Thursday, November 18, 5-9 PM
  • Thursday, December 16, 5-9 PM

Join us for our monthly celebration of local art, food, design, fashion, health & more on West Willis & Canfield Streets in Midtown’s North Cass neighborhood! A dozen of your favorite indie Detroit shops, galleries & eateries will offer extended hours, special sales, exhibit openings, book signings, live music, artisanal food & more.

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November 13-December 23, 2010
Detroit Artists Market, 4719 Woodward

Art for the Holidays is a one-of-a-kind gift shopping experience! Beginning November 13, the gallery transforms from a fine art exhibition space into a festive gift shop featuring hand-made items from more than 100 local artists. DAM is open to the public at 4719 Woodward Avenue. For hours and directions, visit


THIRD THURSDAYS – Inaugural Event!
Thursday, September 16, 2010, 5-9 PM
West Willis & Canfield Streets, Midtown Detroit

Join us for a new monthly celebration of local art, food, design, fashion, health & more in Midtown’s North Cass neighborhood! A dozen of your favorite indie Detroit shops, galleries & eateries will offer extended hours, special sales, exhibit openings, book signings, live music, artisanal food & more. It’s a whole lotta Detroit love in one place…come & enjoy!

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Saturday, September 11,  2010
North Cass Neighborhood, Midtown Detroit

Visit neighborhood shops during Dally in the Alley, the annual North Cass street fair! More info online at


Friday, August 20,  2010, 5-9 PM
West Canfield & Willis Streets, Midtown Detroit

The Canfield Street Market returns to the North Cass neighborhood in Midtown Detroit! Hosted by local shops Bureau of Urban Living and City Bird, the summer sidewalk sale features handmade & vintage goods by local artists and vendors. This time, the Friday evening event expands around the block to West Willis Village, where Avalon International Breads and its neighboring shops will offer extended hours, special deals, live music and street food.


June 23-25, 2010
Cobo Hall to West Willis and Canfield Streets

Catch the complimentary “Shuttle from the Hearth” running 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. between the U.S. Social Forum at Cobo Hall and the shops & restaurants on West Willis and Canfield Streets in Midtown’s North Cass neighborhood. Click on the image for links to participating businesses.


Friday, June 25, 2010, 5-9 PM
City Bird & Bureau of Urban Living, 460 W. Canfield, Midtown Detroit

Come to Canfield Street for bargains, brews & beats!  Featuring vintage clothing from MillieBea’s, handscreened tees by Philip Lauri of Detroit Lives, and new artwork by Sarah Burger.  Hosted by City Bird and Bureau of Urban Living.

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