Heidelberg Project

3600 Heidelberg St, Detroit, Michigan 48207 USA

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“a two block area full of color, symbolism, & intrigue”

The Heidelberg Project is art, energy, and community. It’s an open-air art environment in the heart of an urban community on Detroit’s East Side. Tyree Guyton, founder and artistic director, uses everyday, discarded objects to create a two block area full of color, symbolism, and intrigue. Now in its 25th year, the Heidelberg Project is recognized around the world as a demonstration of the power of creativity to transform lives. The Heidelberg Project is recognized around the world as a demonstration of the power of creativity in creating hope and a bright vision for the future. Some of the houses that remain on Heidelberg Street include the "New White House (formerly Dotty Wotty)", "Number House" along with the Detroit Industrial Gallery, and artist studio/home that was purchased and maintained by Detroit artist Tim Burke. The Heidelberg Project hopes to offer a new approach to the growing problems of urban sprawl and decay facing many American and other international "Shrinking cities". This approach has garnered international attention, especially since the Heidelberg Project continues its maturation. The 20th Anniversary of the Heidelberg Project was celebrated on August 26, 2006, with a community festival, an event that ended a year of special attention. MTV producers filmed a segment for its show Made using the Heidelberg Project as a backdrop. Fashion model Kate Moss visited the Heidelberg Project with photographer Bruce Webber to photograph the City of Detroit for a special edition of W magazine in June 2006. Sound file In 2007, two books were published about the Heidelberg Project. A children's book was written by Linda McLean, and a coffee-table book, entitled Connecting the Dots: Tyree Guyton's Heidelberg Project was published by Wayne State University Press. In 2011, the HP released its first children's book, "Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art". In 2008, the project was one of 15 projects representing the United States at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Jeremy J.

Definitely the definition of unique and craziness oh just one big mess I don't know what request process it. It is interesting art project I guess which Detroit is filled with. But it is just one... Read more

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Saphace A.

Heard about this place some years ago and had my eye on going. It's an outdoor art installation. It's interesting if you read up on the story behind the art. The neighborhood's deterioration... Read more

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Roland K.

What can I say. We are in Detroit for the first time for a sporting event for the weekend. While coming to Detroit the first time I wanted to check out some of the art that the city had to... Read more

Heidelberg Project

3600 Heidelberg St
Detroit, Michigan
48207 USA

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