Heidelberg Project, Detroit

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Heidelberg Street

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    Heidelberg Project

    by GottaTry Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is one surreal place.
    The area is not to far from downtown and pretty rundown. OK, VERY rundown if you aren’t from Detroit. In the midst of it all you come onto this street where the houses have been modified by a local street artist.
    Years ago the city tried to clear it all out but it came back again. Now it is run by a non-profit that is trying to stop the decay and teach children about art.

    “I like to take that which is dead (cast aside, thrown away) and put life back in it by adding colors and shapes and making it speak back to the world."
    Tyree Guyton (artist)

    Whether you enjoy this sort of art or not is pretty powerful to see.
    To get here, head north on Gratiot from downtown. Heidelberg Street will be on the left.

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    Deterioration to decoration (with meaning)

    by YoGazpacho Updated May 13, 2006

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    I *believe* this is the home of the artist
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    This ever changing art project started as a man who wanted to help beautify his community. It has not only grown to be a master piece of community art, but has developed into a community-based non-profit organization that empowers people through art.

    I75 --> Jefferson East --> Left on Mt. Elliot --> Left on Heidelberg

    Just add polka dots.

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