Here at AVL, we get to work in some great facilities here at home, around Detroit, and around the country. The variety of venues, the amazing architecture, and the cheerful professionals that we get to work with are all reasons for us to keep high-fiving when we get chosen to return to some of our favorites. In an effort to promote ourselves, Detroit, and our favorite places we are pleased to announce our Venue Highlight Feature on our blog! 

Our first venue is Eastern Market Eastern Market is located approximately one mile northeast of downtown Detroit. It is the largest historic public market district in the United States as well as the largest open-air flowerbed market. Perhaps you’ve gone there for one of their Saturday markets or the ever-popular Flower Day in May?!

If you ask our president, Mike McConnell, why we love to produce events in Eastern Market, his response will likely be “because it’s a blank slate AND a challenge!” We always love a good challenge and any chance to be creative. Our team loves being a part of the annual Harvest Gala every year, benefiting Eastern Market Partnership to create impact in the community by improving access to fresh healthy food, supporting incubation and acceleration of food entrepreneurs and enhancing the public market experience.

Aside from the annual events, one of our favorite corporate events that we have worked on there has to be the when our friends at Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) decided to host their annual meeting in Shed 3. This project was a challenge because the content is of upmost importance. It was imperative that our team ensure crystal clear audio, and visible site lines to (all three) large screens and multiple televisions streaming the content throughout the space. This was a daytime event so it left us with the power of the sun, and the echo of the cavernous space to contend with.

When it comes to social, nothing leads itself to a better conversation than one of the most over the top weddings Eastern Market has ever seen. AVL (still Fairway Productions at the time) was called upon by the event planner to help create an unbelievable ambiance of beauty, record quality performance audio, and high end lighting and projection mapping throughout every inch of Shed 3.

For more information about Eastern Market, you can follow them on social: HERE

Mike McConnell