Detroit Design Festival features LGBT graphic design and illustration exhibit


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The Detroit Design festival, which runs Wednesday, Sept. 21 to Sept. 28, also features an LGBT graphic design and illustration exhibit called "Beyond the Bar: An LGBT Graphic Design and Illustration Showcase."

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center, which promotes the city's creative economy, established this event as a way to help showcase the tremendous talent in Metro Detroit and to help break stereotypes about the LGBT community.

The exhibit takes place on Friday, Sept. 23 from 7-9 p.m. at Start Gallery, 206 E. Grand River.

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