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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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Always send folks to this (or take them myself) when visiting Detroit. Now a remnant of what was an expansive art project spanning over multiple blocks, it's still around and that's what matters.... Read more

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This was an interesting sight to see. I would recommend doing some research on it before going to it to full understand and appreciate the artistry and philosophical aspect behind it. This is a... Read more

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This outdoor art project requires driving through some residential space and getting a tour of the non-touristy part of Detroit, which reveals some interesting architecture in various states of... Read more

Heidelberg Project

3600 Heidelberg St
Detroit, Michigan
48207 USA
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