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Detroit's first pop-up retail shop devoted exclusively to emerging local creatives—artists can create and leave the operations to us!

BREAKING NEWS: Oh snap! We've reached our goal but keep those pledges coming! We have additional costs associated with the space that could use your support. See "71 POP $ Breakdown" pie chart below.

71 POP Artists Create, We Do The Rest

71 POP will be Detroit's first ever collaborative pop-up retail shop devoted entirely to emerging local creatives. Our goal is to install rotating shops of 71 new artists and designers at minimal or no cost to them. Simply put, our artists will come in and install their shops and we'll handle the rest! Aside from running all day-to-day operations, we'll also provide our designers with free marketing, online sales, and a launch event.

"A 'pop-up shop with a twist,' the space will allow young and emerging designers to work or create, while 71 POP sells their wares for a limited time — handling the nuts and bolts of running a business, from marketing to online sales to ringing up items at the cash register" -Model D

The shop is part of a community project spearheaded by I Am Young Detroit Publisher Margarita Barry, that aims to help creative entrepreneurs who are just starting out and don’t have the time, means, or resources to operate their own independent retail spaces. This might include emerging, student, or low-income designers from the Metro Detroit area who attend school or work during the day. 71 POP's companion website 71 Artists will highlight its impact by documenting the 71 artists who set up shop in the space through video content.

71 POP will house several "shop installations" at a time. Each shop installation features the product selection of a Detroit artist or brand that temporarily inhabits the space. The spaces will often change creating an ever-transforming collage of creativity and a unique way to shop local.

Here's how it works:

1) Designers will submit an application online. 2) Select designers will be chosen to team up with local and national brand sponsors to offset shop costs. Student and low-income designers will have the opportunity to apply for full or partial shop grants, while others will pay a nominal fee to set up shop in the space. 3) All successful applicants will have the chance to design a custom “shop” around their brand and aesthetic. 4) We’ll handle all operations, including marketing, e-commerce sales, and launch event consulting.

Should we meet or goal, the $8k will cover the Artist Shop Grants and the Kickstarter & Amazon fees!

The above pie chart displays the overall costs associated with launching 71 POP.

The future home of 71 POP is at 71 Garfield, a formerly abandoned property that has been converted into a combined housing and studio space for artists.

Situated in Midtown, the area is known as Detroit’s Cultural Center. Within its boundaries are The College for Creative Studies—one of the leading art schools in the country, Wayne State University—home to thousands of young and extremely talented urbanites, and the newly named Sugarhill Arts District that houses the Museum of Contemporary Art, and The George N’Namdi Art Gallery.  It’s an innovative spot for Detroit’s up and coming young, creative class. Aside from being a great property with great foot traffic potential, 71 Garfield is completely green: geothermal, solar and wind and water retention systems will reduce net energy consumption and the waste stream to near zero.

Here's what it used to look like:

Here's what it looks like now:

We're hoping that with a lot of talent, passion, creativity, determination, and TONS of community support, we can get this thing on and ‘pop’-ing! If you’re down, please pledge your support. Every little bit truly counts!

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  • Pledge $10 or more
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    31 backers

    Thank you so much for your support, every dollar means the world to us! We will thank you on our website as a supporter and you’ll receive 71 POP stickers and a copy of our 71 Artists print ‘zine: featuring interviews, photos, DIY projects, and more.

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    You’ll receive a 'social' thank you on the website with links to your social media profile, a thank you in our online artist profiles' video credits, 71 POP stickers, and a copy of our 71 Artists print ‘zine.

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    11 backers

    You'll receive a 'social' thank you in the video credits/website, stickers, our ‘zine, a limited edition 71 POP print, PLUS a personal tour of the 71 POP space.

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    6 backers

    You'll receive a 'social' thank you in the video credits/website, stickers, our ‘zine, a personal tour of 71 POP, our limited edition screen-printed t-shirt, PLUS a DVD compilation of our favorite 71 Artist video profiles featuring bonus footage.

  • Pledge $200 or more
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    6 backers

    You'll receive a "Friends of 71 POP" credit in our online videos, a "Friends of 71 POP" nod on our website featuring your photo and bio, a personal tour of 71 POP, our limited edition screen-printed t-shirt, your name incorporated in our in-store city map wall art, and our compilation DVD featuring your name in the credits and cover art.

  • Pledge $500 or more
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    2 backers

    You'll receive a "Friends of 71 POP" credit in our online videos, a "Friends of 71 POP" nod on our website featuring your photo and bio, your named incorporated in our in-store city map wall art, our compilation DVD featuring your name in the credits and cover art, a limited edition screen-printed t-shirt designed by 71 POP, a VIP invite to our grand opening launch event, a special thanks in our website's footer, plus you’ll get to “sponsor” artists with a shop grant in your name, and have the opportunity to preview recipients’ shops before they launch publicly.

  • Pledge $1,000 or more
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    4 backers

    You'll receive a "Friends of 71 POP" credit in our online videos, a "Friends of 71 POP" nod on our website featuring your photo and bio, your name incorporated in our in-store city map wall art, our compilation DVD featuring your name in the credits and cover zine, a limited edition screen-printed t-shirt designed by 71 POP, a special thanks in our website's footer, a VIP invite to our grand opening launch event, you’ll “sponsor” artists with a shop grant in your name, have the opportunity to preview recipients’ shops before they launch publicly, and last but not least, go on an exclusive preview tour of our inaugural artist installation shops before we launch.

Funding period

- (62 days)