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Cattlebaron’s Ball 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Mooooo! Our life-size cow cutouts were at the American Cancer Society’s Cattlebaron’s ball…were you? Western flair filled the air as we re-created the wild west with rustic facades, split rail fencing and even Mr. Ed, our six foot tall, 3D horse made another appearance this fall – he’s quite the party animal! We also created […]
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Display Group helps the River Shimmer!

Earth, Fire, Water and Air – the four essential elements! And also the theme of Shimmer on the River, a fantastic event raising money for the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy to bring public access to the Detroit River. We brought all of our “essential elements” to the Roostertail to embody these symbols.  The glittering Detroit River […]
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Welcome to the USA! – SAIC USA

Display Group was contracted by China Kingway; a Shanghai based Meeting & Event company, to open first office of SAIC USA. The June 12th Birmingham event featured a red carpet entrance with custom vinyl branding on the windows.  Dignitaries included Governor Rick Snyder, who not only attended the event, but also made a presentation.  Display […]
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A Crafty Way to Rent Space: Carhartt Video Shoot at Display Group

Not only does Display Group offer event rentals including props, event rental furniture, event backdrops, and trade show booths…we also rent “space” for photo shoots and meetings!  This month Carhartt rented some of our loft space for a video shoot. They will use the footage to  roll out some of their new products on their […]
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Styling it up for Art Van!

Stepping out Hollywood-style: Glamour prevails in front of the Art Van backdrop (called a step-and-repeat banner) for the Art of Style event. It was created by Display Group on our huge new 8′ printer Your party can easily have this photo-op with your own step-and-repeat logo! Just add a red carpet and some stanchions and […]
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Soaking Up the Notes: Detroit Jazz Fest 2012

If it’s Labor Day and it’s Detroit that means one thing: Jazzfest!  Hart Plaza and Campus Martius were jamming. Over a beautiful, warm weekend Display Group created mini-lounges using our large inventory of outdoor furniture, mahogany tables, and bars – with pops of color using our new fuschia and orange pillows and market umbrellas – […]
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Display Group adds 4 people to prop biz in Corktown

Rick Portwood, owner of Display Group, was recent interviewed by Model D Media in the article Display Group adds 4 people to prop biz in Corktown Portwood now owns Display Group, a set design and prop business he runs from a century-old industrial building turned chic loft office space overlooking Fort Street in Corktown. The […]
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How to Host a 1960’s Themed Party!

Contact our experienced team of event specialists to help you throw your 1960’s themed party in style!
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Hosting a Corporate Party with a Racing Car Theme

A corporate party with a racing car theme is  one that any racing car enthusiast is sure to enjoy. Both men and women enjoy this fast-paced sport, with the first organized official car race being documented back in 1887. Some of the states that tend to be more involved when it comes to car racing […]
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How to Create a Special Event using Spandex Walls

‘Spandex Walls’ probably isn’t a term you hear very often. Although we’re all most likely to be familiar with the word spandex, which refers to a stretchy fabric that is very durable and strong, the term Spandex Wall isn’t a phrase that usually comes to mind when looking to create/host a special event. Therefore, the […]
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