'Michigan House' opening up during previews for auto show


By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — A temporary downtown Detroit venue called “Michigan House” is opening up during previews for the auto show.

It made its debut last year at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, before setting up in Grand Rapids for 2015’s ArtPrize competition. “Michigan House” opens Tuesday in Detroit for four days of events while the North American International Auto Show is running.

An aim of “Michigan House” is to show off how creative ingenuity is the key to the future.

On Tuesday, a conversation about Detroit food culture takes place that’s organized by Dine Drink Detroit. On Wednesday, a one-night competition called “Connect the Dots” seeks ways to make connections between Michigan’s cities and cultures.

On Thursday, an effort to showcase stories of failure called Failure:Lab sets up shop.