September 7, 2008

The Heidelberg Project x Detroit, MI

The Heidelberg Project started as an outdoor art project by Tyree Guyton in 1986 in Detroit, MI. The name is derived from the Project's location on Heidelberg Street. The block that was once home to drug dealers is now filled with brightly painted houses, cars, and signs, as well as handmade sculpture of bicycles, vacuums, shoe, dolls, stuffed animals, etc. In 1999, about half the Project was demolished by the City when the Mayor declared it an eyesore. It has since been recognized as a local landmark with international support. The Heidelberg Project has become an ongoing community project.

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