PERCENT OF PROCEEDS TO HEIDELBERG
BUY A PRINT, HELP THE HEIDELBERG
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The Heidelberg Project is a street art project in Detroit surrounded by one of the poorest neighborhoods in America (see image to left).
An amazing artist named Tyree Guyton, who grew up there, decided in 1986 to use street art to brighten the streets and to call attention to the neighborhood’s plight.
It is controversial.
At least twice, the City of Detroit tried to bulldoze the project down.
Some maniac or maniacs are trying to burn it down, one house at a time. (Read more here and here).
Yet it is has survived and grown into the third largest cultural attraction in Detroit, and a vital part of that community.
I love the place. It is surreal, whimsical, twisted, odd, random, beautiful, defiant, and to me, endlessly hopeful. Tyree is an inspired artist and community leader, and his vision is worth supporting. One way to do so is to buy a Heidelberg Project print and I will donate 100% of the net proceeds to the Heidelberg.