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April 29, 2017
Online ticket sales have ended. If you are interested in attending STUDIO, please call 248-645-3214.

Mark your calendars for this one-of-a-kind celebration of creativity! Dine in Cranbrook Academy of Art’s private studio spaces. Engage today’s emerging artists, architects and designers in a grand celebration. Your evening includes a prelude reception, intimate dinner and an (AFTER)STUDIO dance party!

We are proud to announce that the STUDIO 2017 Honorary Chair will be Director Emeritus of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Gerhardt Knodel.

All proceeds from STUDIO support scholarships benefiting the students of Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Presenting Sponsor


Event Sponsors

Studio Sponsors

AVL Cultural Foundation
Lauren and Eric Bean
Ashley and KC Crain
Gretchen and Ethan Davidson
The Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation
Dorothy Gerson
Erica and Ralph Gerson
Jennifer and Dan Gilbert
Kelle and Chris Ilitch
Jaffe Counsel, David Jaffe
Krista Reay and Richard Mark
Kimberly and Bruce Peterson
Keith Pomeroy
Karen and Jeff Schoenberg
Cathy and Charlie Schwartz
The Seligman Family Foundation
Wendy Silverman
Susu Sosnick and Robert Levenson

2017 Studio Hosts

Lynda and Ron Charfoos
J.J. and Anthony Curis
Peggy Daitch and Peter Remington
Denise and Rick David
Amy and Kelly Deines
Erin and Dom DiMarco
Antoine Dubeauclard
Maria and David Duey
Ann Williams and Frank Edwards
Nicole and Stephen Eisenberg
Marc Elie and Chuck Lebert
Ursula Felmet
Marilyn Finkel
Lynn and Bharat Gandhi
Pamela and Bill Gerber
Andrea and David Jacobson
Lilly and Howard Jacobson
Erica Peresman and David Jaffe
Chris and Cynthia Kantgias
Mariana Keros
Bonnie Larson
Marilyn and Tim Mast
Phillip Morici and Joe Nieradka
Emily and Jeffrey Pitt
Fiona Ragheb and Chris Scoates
Rex Rosenhaus
Rebecca and Alan Ross
Nancy and Allan Rothfeder
Candace and Dan Sebold
Lila Silverman
April Wagner and Sean Emery
Deborah Wahl

2017 Studio Committee

Gretchen Davidson, Co-Chair
Cathy Schwartz, Co-Chair

Lynda Charfoos
Ashley Crain
Peggy Daitch
Kim Dent
Maria Duey
Maxine Frankel
Kelle Ilitch
Mariana Keros
George Levy
Lisa MacDonald
Phillip Morici
Lisa Nederlander
Elisa Ross
Allan Rothfeder
Janna Sendra
Wendy Silverman
April Wagner
Amy Zimmer

For more information about sponsorship opportunities , please contact Scott Winter at swinter@cranbrook.edu or 248.645.3289.
Download Sponsorship Form

Your support of the Academy’s scholarship program helps ensure that Cranbrook can continue to attract artists, architects and designers that will go on to change the way people live, and the way they understand art and design. Please see photos from STUDIO 2016 by Sarah Blanchette (Photography ’17) below.

STUDIO 2016 was featured on HOUR Detroit’s website. Click here to view a gallery of photos from the STUDIO 2016 event.

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