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52 Motor City Murals: A look at Detroit’s large-scale art

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Read the complete MLive article (with the gallery of photos).

Last week Detroit contemporary arts group Library Street Collective announced that Detroit’s First National Building will soon have the world’s tallest mural on its side.

New York-based artists How & Nosm, identical twin brothers, will paint the 26-story piece, which is commissioned by the skyscraper’s owner Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert.

The mural will be 354-feet tall, and 81-feet wide, according to Library Street Collective and pay tribute to a mural that formerly graced the building.

Click here to see just some of Detroit’s colorful large-scale murals from across the city. (Missing from this gallery are the many murals in the Grand River Creative Corridor!)

When you visit Greater Downtown Detroit with Show Me Detroit Tours, you’ll see many of the murals show here … and more! For complete info visit www.showmedetroittours.com/reservations.html.

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Wall Art at the Lincoln Art Park

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You can find some great wall art at the Lincoln Street Art Park, located at 5926 Lincoln Street, just south of West Grand Boulevard (HAP headquarters building).

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10 Amazing Before and After Graffiti Murals on Grand River Ave.

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Originally published by Detroit Metro Times

The Grand River Creative Corridor project has done a great job turning store-front eyesores into works of art.

See all 10 photos.

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Heidelberg Project: one of USA Today’s top ten Best Art Districts

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Congratulations to The Heidelberg Project for being selected as one of USA Today’s Best Art Districts.

Part political protest and part outdoor art environment, the Heidelberg Project in Detroit’s East Side aims to transform lives through the power of creativity. Begun in 1986, the project features a block of trees, yards and abandoned houses along Heidelberg Street adorned with found object sculptures and the project’s signature polka dot motif.

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ZIPR Magazine: Street Seen

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The theme of the March 2015 issue of ZIPR magazine, an arts-focused Detroit-based monthly publication, is STREET SEEN.

Included are images by Jennifer Quigley (above right on the wall of The Carola, a high-end loft building in Brush Park) and several pieces at The Heidelberg Project.

For more info and the magazine’s galley guide visit www.ziprmag.com/

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