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Detroit's Public Art Scene Explodes This Summer

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When we first brought your our public art map last December, we knew Detroit was pretty hot for art, but the scene had not quite exploded yet. Enter the Detroit Beautification Project. The effort brought 25 internationally renowned street artists to Detroit and Hamtramck to create expansive public arts projects starting in May. And it is still going! By the end of the summer we'll surely have a more colorful city, whether everyone is on board with that or not. In the meantime, we've gone back to our map and added some of the other offerings that paved the way for something like the DBP to exist. So keep us posted if the DBP visits your neighborhood so that we can can add the newest stuff to the next map. And please, if you notice we've forgotten an artist credit (these things can be hard to track down) just drop us a line.

· Detroit's Public Art Scene is Thriving And We Have The Map! [Curbed Detroit]

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1. Mural of a Girl

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3570 2nd Ave
Falkville, AL 35622

2. Wake Up Start Dreaming

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1543 Warren Ave W
Detroit, MI 48208

3. Spirit of Detroit

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2 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

4. Greening of Detroit Pavillion

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Greening of Detroit Park
Detroit, MI 48207

5. Illuminated Mural

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E Grand Blvd & Beaubien St
Detroit, MI 48202

6. Monumental Kitty

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I- 75 Srv Rd & Cochrane St
Detroit, MI 48216

7. Starting Point of the 1967 Race Riots

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9125 12th St
Detroit, MI 48206

8. Bagley Pedestrian Bridge

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Bagley St & 21st St
Detroit, MI 48216

9. World's Largest Tire

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1, Fairlane Green
Allen Park, MI 48101

10. Scott Fountain on Belle Isle

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Belle Isle
Detroit, MI

11. The Heidelberg Project

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3600 Heidelberg St
Detroit, MI 48207

12. Imagination Station

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2236 14th St
Detroit, MI 48216

13. Woodbridge Bikes

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Commonwealth
Irvine, CA 92618

14. The Russell Alger Memorial Fountain

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Grand Circus Park, Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

15. Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument

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Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

16. Fist of a Champion

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Woodward & Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48226

17. Gracehoper

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5200 Woodward Ave, Merrill-Palmer Institute, Palmer Institute
Detroit, MI 48202

18. Hamtramck Disneyland

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12087 Klinger St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

19. The Power House

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Moran St & Lawley Ave
Detroit, MI 48212

20. Eastern Market Mural

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Riopelle St & Napoleon St
Detroit, MI 48207

21. Animals

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Trumbull St & Merrick St
Detroit, MI 48208

22. Fish Park

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Ash St & Cochrane St
Detroit, MI 48208

23. The Dodge Fountain

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Hart Plaza
Detroit, MI 48226

24. Pope John Paul II

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Joseph Campau St & Belmont St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

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1. Mural of a Girl

3570 2nd Ave, Falkville, AL 35622

3570 2nd Ave
Falkville, AL 35622

2. Wake Up Start Dreaming

1543 Warren Ave W, Detroit, MI 48208

1543 Warren Ave W
Detroit, MI 48208

3. Spirit of Detroit

2 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

2 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

4. Greening of Detroit Pavillion

Greening of Detroit Park, Detroit, MI 48207

Greening of Detroit Park
Detroit, MI 48207

5. Illuminated Mural

E Grand Blvd & Beaubien St, Detroit, MI 48202

E Grand Blvd & Beaubien St
Detroit, MI 48202

6. Monumental Kitty

I- 75 Srv Rd & Cochrane St, Detroit, MI 48216

I- 75 Srv Rd & Cochrane St
Detroit, MI 48216

7. Starting Point of the 1967 Race Riots

9125 12th St, Detroit, MI 48206

9125 12th St
Detroit, MI 48206

8. Bagley Pedestrian Bridge

Bagley St & 21st St, Detroit, MI 48216

Bagley St & 21st St
Detroit, MI 48216

9. World's Largest Tire

1, Fairlane Green, Allen Park, MI 48101

1, Fairlane Green
Allen Park, MI 48101

10. Scott Fountain on Belle Isle

Belle Isle, Detroit, MI

Belle Isle
Detroit, MI

11. The Heidelberg Project

3600 Heidelberg St, Detroit, MI 48207

3600 Heidelberg St
Detroit, MI 48207

12. Imagination Station

2236 14th St, Detroit, MI 48216

2236 14th St
Detroit, MI 48216

13. Woodbridge Bikes

Commonwealth, Irvine, CA 92618

Commonwealth
Irvine, CA 92618

14. The Russell Alger Memorial Fountain

Grand Circus Park, Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Grand Circus Park, Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

15. Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument

Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

16. Fist of a Champion

Woodward & Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48226

Woodward & Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48226

17. Gracehoper

5200 Woodward Ave, Merrill-Palmer Institute, Palmer Institute, Detroit, MI 48202

5200 Woodward Ave, Merrill-Palmer Institute, Palmer Institute
Detroit, MI 48202

18. Hamtramck Disneyland

12087 Klinger St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

12087 Klinger St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

19. The Power House

Moran St & Lawley Ave, Detroit, MI 48212

Moran St & Lawley Ave
Detroit, MI 48212

20. Eastern Market Mural

Riopelle St & Napoleon St, Detroit, MI 48207

Riopelle St & Napoleon St
Detroit, MI 48207

21. Animals

Trumbull St & Merrick St, Detroit, MI 48208

Trumbull St & Merrick St
Detroit, MI 48208

22. Fish Park

Ash St & Cochrane St, Detroit, MI 48208

Ash St & Cochrane St
Detroit, MI 48208

23. The Dodge Fountain

Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226

Hart Plaza
Detroit, MI 48226

24. Pope John Paul II

Joseph Campau St & Belmont St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Joseph Campau St & Belmont St
Hamtramck, MI 48212