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Decision 2012: Is Detroit Just The MotorCity Or Could We Be The Next Art Hub?
Detroit has many names: Motorcity. Motown. Detroit Rock City. Paris of the Midwest. What is missing from this list is a moniker representing the abundance of art in Detroit. Detroit has a rich, colorful history that reads like a page ripped out of an Art History Book:
- Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry Murals at the DIA
- The second floor of the Scarab Club, where signatures of Norman Rockwell, Marshall Fredericks, Marcel Duchamp, and Elmore Leonard adorn the ceiling beams.
- Our own type of Pottery founded in 1903
- Banksy even left his mark on the Notorious P-A-C-K-A-R-D Plant (currently on display at the 555 Gallery in Southwest Detroit)
Detroit art is not just found in the traditional sense, but also in the intricate detail of the architecture that lines our cityscape, the tiles around our fireplaces (and Comerica Park), and the street art that brightens our walls.
This art culture is not something of the past. It is very present and a growing movement.
What is great about Detroit is that art is all around us, not just hidden behind the confines of museum doors, and we encourage you to get out there and explore.
Whether you are a native of Detroit or in town to cheer on the Tigers (or that other team) in the World Series and looking for an adventure during the day, we created a tour guide of the most accessible art in Detroit.
We also included many great places we personally frequent to eat and drink along the way. We don't want you to feel like a starving artist.
So you lack a car here in the Motor City? No problem. Below are a couple of other modes of transport to get you on your way!
View Detroit Street Art and Business Map in a larger map
Guest post courtesy of:
Founder of Positive Detroit
@PositiveDetroit on Twitter
Jessica Lundgren McCarthy
@MaesDetroit on Twitter