All Things Marketplace to host Black Business Month events in February

what Jennifer Crawford-Williams, owner of Corktown-based All Things Marketplace, will host the first-ever All Things Black Business Month this February. Events range from an art exhibit to an informative business panel discussion to a weekly pop up shop – all focused on Black-owned businesses.

Crawford-Williams said, “I felt that running my own black-owned, women-owned businesses, it was my duty to not only make room for other people who looked like me, but also to empower them to be part of my brand.” and provide a platform to showcase the services. , “This is just the beginning, a stepping stone to a larger event that will support and help grow black-owned businesses.”

when February 2023

Organisation all things black business month It is characterized by the following events:

  • black business chatwill be held Thursday, February 16, 2023 6-8 PM and features a panel of business experts who discuss both the challenges and keys to growing your own successful business.
  • Dee Hughes Photography will present photo session from Saturday, February 18th 1-6pm, for small business owners seeking new headshots. Cost is $40 and includes one photo editing session. Registration is required. Visit to register.
  • behind the red curtainwill be held from Friday, February 24, 6-9 p.m. 2023. This is an art exhibition inspired by love and intended for an adult audience. Curated by Colibri the Artist, the exhibition is open to 21+ and will include works by Detroit-based photographer Jermaine Delajuan and Boston-based artist and painter William Kennedy. Piped (Power in Poetry Experience of Detroit) will perform live. This is a free event.
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Shop Black Business Month will also include all things Saturday Afternoon Pop-up Shops from noon to 5 p.m. Featuring the following Detroit-based black-owned businesses:

  • February 4 – Shop the Overstuffed Closet Boutique, a plus-size mobile clothing boutique featuring an array of fashionable clothing and accessories.
  • February 11 – Shop and snack on delightful vegan treats lovingly made by Zella’s Bakery.
  • February 18 – Shop B Jacqueline, which creates handmade, sustainable and fashionable jewelry, clutches and other one-of-a-kind accessories. and don’t miss cool kids look like me, A brand that highlights anti-bullying messaging that we at any age can appreciate.
  • February 25 – Shop Keith Butler designed by a black manBrand featuring organic, fair trade and luxe fabrics with graphic details in athleisure styles. and the Parker & Jett Rose Chronicles and Detroit writer Robin K. stick around to meet fuller let’s be fair,

Where All Things Marketplace, 1620 Michigan Ave. Ste. 123

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WHO Jennifer Crawford-Williams, owner of All Things Marketplace, is the organizer of All Things Black Business Month.

hours All Things Marketplace is open for shopping Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-5pm and is closed Sunday-Monday during the winter.

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rent it The All Things Marketplace offers 750 square feet of rental space for businesses to host corporate events, team meetings or present workshops. Local organizations can rent it for community meetings. Business owners can book this space for photo shoots.

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Jennifer Crawford-Williams is creating a month full of activities to highlight and support black-owned businesses in Detroit.

Kolibri the Artist is curating the adults-only art exhibit Behind the Red Curtain as part of All Things Black Business Month in February.

Works like this one by Detroit-based photographer Jermaine Delajuan will be featured in Behind the Red Curtain, an upcoming art exhibit at All Things Marketplace this February.

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