Build Bazaar is a rotating pop-up marketplace celebrating emerging entrepreneurs from our program. From artisanal candles and soap to fresh baked goods and handmade wares, every event will feature an exciting and diverse range of local vendors. Shop the bazaar and support the small business economy in Detroit!

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Citywide Detroit SOUP // JUNE 2, 2019

Build Institute is proud and excited to officially add Detroit SOUP to our programming! Detroit SOUP’s mission is to promote community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust and fun.

We are bringing the Build Bazaar back to SOUP!  Please fill out the application below.

APPLY TO VEND: Vendor Application HERE

❋❋❋JUNE Citywide SOUP
June 2nd @ Jam Handy – 2900 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
Doors at 5:00p
Proposals at 6:00p
Dinner around 7:00p
Artist performance around 7:40p
Winners announced around 8:00 – 8:15p

***Upcoming Citywide SOUP events:  August 15th, November 24th


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Upon acceptance, you will receive a confirmation email with payment information.   Preference will be given to those who have not tabled at SOUP before.  Please be advised that it is NOT possible to simultaneously vend at the SOUP Build Bazaar and present at SOUP as a funding candidate. There is a separate application process for presenting at SOUP for funding. Please visit for more information.

The vending fee is $25 and is NON-REFUNDABLE. Payment is due immediately upon acceptance.

All vendors will have the opportunity for a “1 Minute Pitch” to introduce and promote their business to the entire crowd! This happens around 7:00p, right before dinner begins. Please be advised that this is *NOT* a pitch for funding.

One (1) 6ft table and folding chairs will be provided. Expect to occupy an 8’x4′ space. You may bring your own table (8ft max), chairs, table cloths, and anything else needed.. Use the space to really design and showcase your work.

Accepted vendors withdrawing from the event will NOT be refunded their vendor fee. No-shows may be prohibited from future Build Bazaars.

For questions, comments, or concerns please contact

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Are you a Build grad interested in being a vendor at the next Build Bazaar? Email Dina at to learn more.

Some of Our Previous Events

January 20th, 2019:  January Citywide SOUP

November 18, 2018:  November Citywide SOUP – Small Business Saturday Bazaar
October 29-30, 2018:  Build Bazaar @ CityLab Detroit
September 14, 2018:  Detroit Homecoming
July 29, 2018:  July Citywide SOUP
May 19 – September 16, 2018 (weekends): Build Bazaar at the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard
May 20, 2018:  May Citywide SOUP
March 4, 2018:  March Citywide SOUP
January 14, 2018:  January Citywide SOUP

November 19, 2017:  November Citywide SOUP
October 21, 2017:  HarvestFest
October 15, 2017:  October Citywide SOUP
September 15, 2017: Detroit Homecoming
July 29-30: Maker Faire Detroit
July 15-16, 2017: Concert of Colors
April 3, 2017: WORKSHOP – Pop-Up with a Plan & Purpose

December 2, 2016: Shop Detroit
September 16, 2016: Detroit Homecoming
July 16-17, 2016: Concert of Colors
June 25, 2016: MASH Detroit Opening
June 10, 2016: Congress for the New Urbanism Conference
April 3, 2016: All Things Detroit (ATD)
March 7, 2016: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM)
March 6, 2016: Citywide Detroit SOUP
February 24, 2016: Detroit Policy Conference (DPC)

December 12, 2015: Southwest Holiday Fest at the 3rd Precinct
December 5, 2015: Noel Night Build Bazaar at the Majestic
November 28, 2015: Small Business Saturday
November 15, 2015: Detroit SOUP
August 30, 2015: Eastern Market’s Sunday Street Market
July 11-12, 2015: Build Bazaar @ Concert of Colors
June 7, 2015: Eastern Market’s Sunday Street Market
May 17, 2015: Citywide Detroit SOUP
March 29, 2015: All Things Detroit @ Eastern Market
February 14, 2015: Shop Local This Valentine’s Day @ Cafe Con Leche Nord

November 29, 2014: Shop Detroit at D:hive
October 25, 2014: Better Block Detroit
September 28, 2014: Eastern Market
August 21-24, 2014: Livernois Community Storefront
July 12-13, 2014: Concert of Colors
June 15, 2014: Eastern Market

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