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Cool Hunting Video: The Heidelberg Project

On Detroit's East Side, one man continues turning a whole neighborhood into an artistic haven

by Cool Hunting Video in Culture on 31 July 2014

There's plenty to see in Detroit, MI right now. With a wide array of new businesses reinvigorating the economy and an influx of creatives, some may overlook aspects of the cultural and artistic history in the city. One of those is The Heidelberg Project, a large-scale art project started 28 years ago on Detroit's East Side by artist Tyree Guyton. Starting with a single abandoned home, Guyton decorated and beautified the neglected building, and has grown his ever-evolving project to now encompass a significant swathe of the neighborhood. Despite losing several works to arson, Guyton continues his daily routine; involving locals in the process while creating a truly special place for visitors to experience his visceral work.

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