For the past 41 years, Noel Night in Midtown Detroit has been bringing holiday cheer to families from across the Greater Detroit area. This annual celebration of music and art offers an eclectic mix of performances ranging from the likes of a mobile art installation featuring neon-equipped bicycles to a traditional community sing-along on Woodward Avenue.
This year’s event, scheduled for the evening of December 7th, features over 70 Midtown venues including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Detroit Historical Museum, and the Detroit Public Library – each of which will open their doors to the public free of charge! Activities will include holiday shopping, horse-drawn carriage rides, family craft activities, and performances by over 200 area music, theatre, and dance groups.
For 12 of those 41 years, Trent Design has worked with Midtown Detroit, Inc. to bring the event to life through the graphic design of its posters, brochures, and maps. We are always excited when fall rolls around and we get to put on our thinking caps to come up with just the right mix of color, fonts, and graphics. This year we chose a non-traditional color palette of bright blue and metallic gunmetal, which turned out fabulously! Kudos go to Inland Press for doing a great job printing the posters and brochures.
I’ve been with Trent for seven years and, while I’ve had the opportunity to work on a lot of great projects, this is always one of my favorites. I especially enjoy laying out the brochure and getting a sneak peak at all of the wonderful things that will be happening. I know that everyone else at Trent Design really enjoys this event as well — especially Marilyn and Rod who have held Noel Night parties in our Midtown Detroit office for the last two years and before that at The Inn on Ferry Street. And coincidentally, this year Noel Night falls on our own Michael Johns’ birthday, so be sure to say “Happy Birthday” if you see him at the event; he’ll be the one in the red hat!
But as much as we enjoy creating and designing the brochures and posters, we equally enjoy being able to give back to the communities in which we live, work and play. Trent Design is a strong believer in corporate social responsibility; you get what you give and we try our hardest to give back whenever we can. And isn’t that what the holiday season is really all about?
For more information on Noel Night 2013 in Detroit and to download the schedule, visit MidtownDetroitInc.org/noel-night