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A Bunnie Reiss mural on the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue in front of the Charles McGee mural “Unity” on 28 Grand.
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we’ll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, and more. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. This week’s topic: public art in Detroit.

“Rise” by Beverly Fishman
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Detroit is home to a variety of public art works across the city. Some even attempt to document every mural in the city (it’s a great resource). This spring, we’ve seen new murals downtown on the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue (above) and the nearby Detroit City Apartments.

Dan Gilbert gifted a somewhat controversial statue to the city earlier this year; ‘Waiting’ by KAWS now stands outside of One Campus Martius.

The recently-opened Commons on Mack Avenue just debuted a new mural on the side of its building. And the popular Murals in the Market returns to Eastern Market this year with even more artwork coming to the district.

Which pieces have you noticed lately? Which will stand the test of time? Have you noticed anything new in your neighborhood? Which pieces are the most exciting in terms of scope and ambition? And which create the most discussion?

Let us know what you think in the comments below. If you have a picture or a link to an instagram photo, please share.