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TCF Center, also known as Cobo Center and Cobo Hall, is a spacious convention center located on the Detroit waterfront. It boasts 24,000,000 square feet (222967 square meter) of open floor space. The hall has witnessed several international music and sports events in the past. The Center has also played host to some prestigious events like the International G-7 Job Summit and the annual North American International Auto Show. Besides the massive floor space, the Center also comprises several banquet rooms and 80 meeting halls. Event catering is exclusively provided by the Center. Ample parking space is available.
Located in the heart of the city, Library Street Collective is a great spot for those who wish to understand the local contemporary art scene as well as get a glimpse of artworks by established international artists. Not only does the gallery showcase original artworks by local artists like Augustine Kofie and Kelsey Brookes, but the curator also doesn’t hesitate to display works of art in a variety of mediums. The gallery also plays an active part in organizing art fairs and public art installations. If you want to immerse yourself in the local art culture, then a visit to Library Street Collective certainly won’t let you down.
A local favorite since 1975, Old Shillelagh acts as a pub, bar, and nightclub on various days throughout the week. This is one of the most liveliest spots in the city and is always bustling with a young crowd. Dance the night away as the DJ spins your favorite number or tap your feet to the live music performances by some of the best artists in the city; these and other interesting events held throughout the week keep the guests entertained. In case you feel hungry after all the dancing, you can devour burgers, sandwiches, appetizers or other offerings on their menu. All in all, you are sure to have a gala time here.
Dedicated to preserving and promoting the ancient art form of puppetry, the PuppetArt Center in downtown is the city's home of anything related to puppets. Comprising a puppet theater, a studio and a museum, this comprehensive center is the only such venue in the city, and is thus worth a visit. Among the center's venues, the theater can seat 70 and offers an intimate spectator experience, with events being organized here throughout the year; the studio is where PuppetART shares the idea and techniques of puppetry with children and adults alike, through workshops that deal with a range of puppetry-related topics; and the museum houses an extensive collection of puppets from around the world, while focusing on the history of puppetry in the city.
Dominating the skyline of the downtown riverfront area, the GM Renaissance Center is a series of seven analogous skyscrapers soaring at 73 floors. These mixed-use structures are an iconic emblem in the city's map and fine examples of the modern architectural style. The central tower is spectacular with sunlight glinting off its cylindrical glass structure and is linked with the other six glass edifices. Besides being the headquarter of General Motors and featuring a massive showroom, the complex boasts of a luxurious five-star hotel, fine dining establishments, a food court and exhibit spaces as well.
Located in Greektown, the International Banquet & Conference Center features as many as twelve meeting rooms and banquet rooms with the capacity to house ten to 600 guests. The rooms can be used for functions like weddings, birthdays, or even business meetings. The Grand Ballroom is also situated in the center. The building consists of wood and marble pillars, 22-foot (6.71 meters) ceilings with dome skylights, and a circular balcony. The prized location of this conference center affords a panoramic view of the city.