MIX Southwest Michigan believes in the power of creativity and innovation in our community. We’re bringing together local creators and innovators for mixers, seminars, workshops, and networking to grow the creative future and talent of Southwest Michigan.
Southwest Michigan’s rich history of innovative and creative companies in diverse industries is a powerful force in the vibrancy of our community. Design-based companies affect economic prosperity and play a vital part in the education of our students as innovators and leaders for the future.
Powered by Southwest Michigan First, MIX events are designed to inspire, educate, and expose area creatives to great ideas, people, and companies that call Southwest Michigan home. Events are content-based, focused on exploring design thinking, trends and tools, and explore best practices to encourage innovation.
Creatives of every discipline are invited to participate in our events – from interior designers to industrial designers, chefs to graphic designers, architects to video game designers. Anyone who considers themselves creative is welcome to join us.
MIX = MIchigan + X marks the spot where innovation happens!
More than 2,000 creatives are connected to this event and more than 325 organizations from across the region are represented.
2023 MIX Calendar
MARCH 9 – MIX Pop-Up at the State Theatre (event photos)
APRIL 27 – MIX RIDI Senior Showcase at The Foundry (event photos)
JUNE 15 – MIX-er at Newell Brands (event photos)
AUGUST 10 – MIX UP at Landscape Forms
OCTOBER 5 – MIX Design Day (register here)
DECEMBER 6 – MIX Innovation Celebration (register here)