Detroit gets a bad rep.
If you can get past the abandoned buildings, steaming sewers, an graffiti you’ll see a beauty to the city. The city certainly tells a story on every block. There is one block that you must visit if yours ever in Detroit. Heidelberg Street.
The Heidelberg Project is art, energy, and community. It’s located on Detroit’s East Side.
Tyree Guyton is the founder and artistic director.
He uses discarded objects that most of us call “junk” to create symbolism and color that jump into our vision causing us to imagine.
The project has been going strong for 27 years.
The Heidelberg project was creative to improve lives and neighborhoods.
It’s been proven to heal communities and recognize the forgotten ones.
The project encourages cultures to break out and express importance through art.
I could spend hours on these blocks. There were so many things to look at.
Every project and picture meant something. You could really feel and see what each artist was feeling during the creation process.
I am a very colorful person. I can’t get enough of it. All the yellows and bright colors made me feel happy. It made me feel creative.
The art was truly inspiring. You don’t have to have an artistic eye to feel the emotions.
This makes me think twice about throwing out things that can be turned into something else.
I hope you get the chance to visit Detroit’s East side!