Detroit ACE and Procurement Office Host a Vendor Fair for Creatives

The Detroit Office of Arts, Culture, and Entrepreneurship (Detroit ACE) and the Office of Contracting and Procurement are hosting an Artist Vendor Fair on Dec. 15 to increase opportunities for creatives to get City contracts.

The City is calling Detroit creatives – designers, painters, musicians, photographers, storytellers et al. – to register to become an official vendor with the City of Detroit. Official vendors are notified when any departments are seeking services.

“One of the most important tasks that Mayor Mike Duggan has given me is to ensure that our entire creative community gets opportunities to shine,” said Rochelle Riley, Director of Arts and Culture. “This is one way to do that. You can’t bid on projects you do not know about, so we want more and more creatives to know what the City is doing and where their talents can be used.”

The fair is set for 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15 on the 13th floor of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. Artists must bring ID, EIN number, any certifications they already have, and banking information.

The fair is first-come, first-seated, so registration is required. Artists should register by Dec. 13 at Artist Fair 12/15/2021 (smartsheet.com). A link to the registration can be found at www.detroitartsandculture.com.

Questions? Email Ciarra Williams at ciarra.williams@detroitmi.gov.

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