WDET's Essential Pewabic Experience

September 26, 2018

Ann Delisi, host of WDET's Ann Delisi's Essential Music

 

It doesn't get much more Detroit than radio icon Ann Delisi hosting a WDET/Pewabic benefit at our National Historic Landmark.

We. Can't. Wait.

We'll have eats by Molly Mitchell of Rose's Fine Food, who might just offer up a taste of her Polish-inspired West Village bakery and restaurant slated to debut later this fall. Ferndale's Axle Brewing will be pouring the beer and the playlist will be 100% Delisi, of course.
 

The Essential Pewabic Experience takes place 6-9 PM, Saturday, Oct. 6, under the backdrop of Pewabic after hours, with guided tours, a couple of purely Pewabic demos and a few other special treats. Tickets are $100 to support two stalwart Detroit arts nonprofits.

For Delisi, joining forces with Pewabic seems a natural fit for WDET.
 

“It’s an artistic institution that continues to thrive. We know how endangered the arts can be, so the fact that Pewabic has continued to do such great work that we all recognize and that has stood the test of Detroit’s time is very exciting for me,” explains Delisi.

“It’s kind of crazy that WDET and Pewabic — these two longtime institutions in Detroit—have never really partnered this way, so I’m thrilled we’re all going to get together to do a joint benefit for these two wonderful places that are near and dear not just to my heart, but to many people in Detroit.”

In addition to being a Pewabic customer, Delisi knows Pewabic Education Studio firsthand, having taken a class and even making tile she incorporated into one of her floors.

"It was such a great experience to be in this space and to see how the tiles are made and to actually see them fired and how beautiful they are. I absolutely enjoyed it. I would love to do it again. It is an experience I think everybody should have," she says.

And does she have a Pewabic favorite?

"This is now my favorite Pewabic item that I don't own yet," she laughs, holding an iridescent Classic Vase.

“I will say that in my kitchen, on top of my cabinets, I have a little collection of Pewabic vases that I love, so that when I walk in my front door every day and I see them, it’s pretty great."

 

Delisi's Pewabic vase collection

 

“Folks who have never been here, to actually look at what Pewabic does and the details and shopping — to actually spend some time and look at the space and talk to the people that work here — it’s going to be a real experience.”

Catch Steve McBride, Pewabic executive director, on WDET's Ann Delisi's Essential Music. 11 AM-1 PM, Saturday, Sept. 29.





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