The Center for Craft & Applied Arts is located at 2937 E Grand Boulevard, or what we like to call The Junction. The massive mural on its west face by artist Katherine Craig is a landmark for the Milwaukee Junction neighborhood. It is a building that is nearly impossible to miss if you visit New Center in Detroit, and we're happy to call it our home. Take a look at everything The Junction has to offer!
There are artist spaces available to the public. Whether you are just starting out, or simply want to be close to a creative center, the building offers plenty of space to set up shop.
HERE'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
The 75,000 square foot Center for Craft & Applied Arts will boast 35,000 square feet of private manufacturing space. Our goal is to create a supportive community of tenants who have a commitment to high quality, skill-based, craft production and who operate their enterprise as a full-time career. We think of manufacturing as a spectrum and have an inclusive attitude about craft and small manufacturing. Ideally we are looking for tenants who are currently growing their business or who have a stable and sustainable business model. We hope to anchor the Center with larger well established business, whose long-term leases will allow us the flexibility to create opportunities for young and newly established start-ups. All leases will be within a market-rate range for industrial space in the Detroit market —which is to say very affordable. We will give priority to Detroit-based businesses, but welcome those seeking to relocate their business here. We are also very interested in supporting minority and women owned businesses.
Dining at the CCAA will make a connection for visitors
THE CAREFUL SOURCING AND PREPARATION OF FOOD WHICH HAS ENTERED OUR CULTURAL AWARENESS IS THE SAME PRACTICE THAT CRAFTSPEOPLE ENGAGE IN WHEN MAKING THEIR WORK.
The Center for Craft & Applied Arts will be home to two dining establishments, one fine dining, the other casual, which will feature interior architecture, fixtures, servingware, and implements made on-site at the center. These unique dining establishments will help visitors understand depth and breadth of craft manufacturing through contextual use. Many products used will be for sale in the adjacent retail space.
We are currently looking for chefs and restauranteurs
I feel it is an obligation to help people understand the relation of food to agriculture and the relationship of food to culture.
— Alice Waters | chef, restaurateur, activist, and author
The Junction Shop
After having a nice meal and seeing the most recent exhibition, stop by the Junction Shop to pick up pieces made by the building's tenants. Support local craft in the Detroit Community!
The Junction Shop will display and sell many of the products produced onsite by the craft manufacturing tenants. Products used in the restaurants will also be for sale. Check back for an online store, product offerings, images, brands, lines, special orders and more.