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What is the Creative Expo?

An exhibition for the creative industries and creative talent active within the state of Michigan.

This event brings together creative suppliers, designers, artists and leading organizations into one space to support networking, collaboration, and the generation of new opportunities. The 2019 Michigan Creative Expo event is free and is open to the public on May 9th from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in GRCC's Applied Technology Center.

The expo is aimed at.........

  • Start ups, established businesses, and freelancers
  • B2Bs and B2Cs
  • Young artists and entrepreneurs interested in breaking into the creative sector
  • Designers, programmers, manufacturers and suppliers to the creative sector
  • Producers, agents and providers of marketing and PR support
  • Venues and training establishments
  • Legal, business and financial service providers to the creative sector

A sampling of this year's exhibitors:

Event schedule

For those who show up early, we will have sign-in tables, some light snacks, a showreel playing, and DJ Tyler Knighton.
At 6PM , we will head to the auditorium to hear opening remarks, recognize the sponsors, give an overview of the event, and introduce the hosts.
It's time to check everything out
There will be a few short closing remarks, including announcing next year's date, before we start to head our separate ways.
We'll pick a place nearby to round off the evening with some final networking. You bring money to cover what you buy.

How do I sign up to exhibit?

An exhibition for the creative industries and creative talent active within the state of Michigan.

Signing up is easy!


Here are a few categories are expecting to be represented at the expo:

  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Digital Art & Animation
  • Design (Graphic Design, Exhibit Design, Illustration, etc.)
  • Film & Video
  • Interactive (Software Development, Games, VR)
  • Printing
  • Support Services
  • Education
  • Events
  • Organizations(Professional organizations, meetups etc)

Not seeing a category that fits your business? Reach out and let us know!

Here's a few things to know:

  • Set up starts at 4:00PM and should be completed by 5:30PM.
  • We will have a number of extension cords and power strips available. However, we ask that you bring your own just in case we run out.
  • If you are planning to bring a VR setup, please reach out to us so we can make sure you have enough space and power.
  • Let us know if you are looking for interns or employees and would like to do on-site interviews. We can have rooms available for you.
  • Click here for more info


Many thanks to the event organizers:

Event Location

Ferris State University
Grand Rapids Campus

Located in GRCC's
Applied Technology Center at:

151 Fountain St NE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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