Thank you to our generous donors and sponsors for helping us break our fundraising record for STUDIO!

Mark your calendars for this one-of-a-kind celebration of creativity! Stroll through Cranbrook Academy of Art students’ and Artists-in-Residences’ private studios and dine together. Engage today’s emerging artists, architects and designers in a grand celebration. Your evening includes a Studio stroll, a reception, short program, banquet dinner under the big tent and an (AFTER)STUDIO dance party! 

Proceeds from STUDIO support scholarships benefiting Cranbrook Academy of Art students and the Cranbrook Art Museum.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ellen Chase at echase@cranbrook.edu or 248.645.3471.

Presenting Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Jennifer & Dan Gilbert

Supporting Sponsors

Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation
Nancy and Arn Tellem

Studio Sponsors

Lauren and Eric Bean
Kelle & Christopher Ilitch
Keith & Sonia Pomeroy and Linden & Michelle Nelson
Jane & Edward Schulak 


Saarinen Sponsors

Gretchen & Ethan Davidson
Erica & Ralph Gerson

Table Sponsors

Nicole & Stephen Eisenberg
Michelle & Corey Harris

Event Sponsors

Host Committee 

Lauren & Eric Bean
Sheri and Jonathan Boos
Andrea Brown
Emily Camiener &  Marc Schwartz
Lynda & Ronald Charfoos
Christine & David Colman
JJ & Anthony Curis
Peggy Daitch & Peter Remington
Denise and Rick David
Erin & Dom DiMarco
Annabelle and Dr. Robert DiPilla
Antoine Dubeauclard
Emily & Henry Ford
Paige & Nick Frisch
Lynn & Bharat Gandhi
Jennifer & Chris Granger
Sena & Abdul Halabi
Jennifer & Brian Hermelin

David & Asia lafrate
Kelle & Christopher Ilitch
Andrea & David Jacobson
Mariam Noland & Jim Kelly
Mariana Keros
Nancy & Bud Liebler
Philip Morici & Joe Nieradka
Dan Mullen
Jenni & J.R. Rakolta
Kim & Mark Reuss
Pamela Rodgers
Wendy Silverman
April Wagner & Sean Emery
Joseé-Anne & Mark Wakefield

Planning Committee

Ashley Crain, Co-Vice Chair
Gretchen Davidson, Co-Chair
Jennifer Gilbert
Holly Jonsson, Co-Vice Chair
Phillip Morici
Cathy Schwartz, Co-Chair

Photos by Brian Widdis

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.

Donate to the Scholarship Program

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