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    EXPLORED! "Using art to provoke thought, promote discussion, inspire action and heal communities...

    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 21st year, the Heidelberg Project is recognized around the world as a demonstration of the power of creativity to transform all those whose lives it touches.
    The Heidelberg Project offers a forum for ideas, a seed of hope, and a bright vision for the future. It's about taking a stand to save forgotten neighborhoods. It's about helping people think outside the box and its about offering solutions. It's about healing communities through art - and it's working! " , Text taken from - please go there and take a look around, buy a book or shirt or make a donation. Tyree and his group have done some amazing things with abandoned houses and discarded items, turning them into art.

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    1. mlephotos 89 months ago | reply

      When did you take this shot? I didn't know that building had a fire. I have shots of it before it was burned and w/o any of Tyree's art on it/added to it save for a few polka dots (if memory serves). I always thought it was such a cool exterior. I'll have to head back there soon and see what else has changed.

    2. John74© 89 months ago | reply

      I remember there used to be more buildings that had stuff on it for the Heidlburg project. They should do a few more homes in the area.

    3. Frank Lashier 89 months ago | reply

      hey is this project still going on and where is it at in detroit cuase i live like a half hour north of detroit??

    4. DetroitDerek Photography ( ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ) 89 months ago | reply

      The project is still going on, and while based in a 2 block area of Heidelberg Street, it covers parts of 4 or 5 blocks. There are huge dots painted on signs and buildings ( formerly a sign that a building was to be demolished, Tyree has adopted it as a logo for the Heidelberg Project ) all over the area there. It is located right down the street from ( and is located West of ) Mt. Elliott Cemetery - basically between Gratiot and Jefferson and just South off of Mt. Elliott.

    5. marcel07 89 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

      are inviting you to join them and add this wonderful photo to their group.

    6. Northern_Night_Sky 89 months ago | reply

      I saw this beautiful image at art evokes emotion.

    7. HRH Dr D 89 months ago | reply

      Great mix of urban decay and colors. What a fun building!

    8. Wiking66 89 months ago | reply

      Great shot !

    9. farlane 88 months ago | reply

      This photo has been blogged to Michigan in Pictures.

    10. superman1967 86 months ago | reply

      I have never seen any more different places in the world than this one of heilberg.

    11. l.traube 85 months ago | reply

      Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Write me!. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere le tuo foto al gruppo.

    12. PennyJ1 84 months ago | reply

      Fantastic find

    13. Kristina_5 84 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Michigan Oddities, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    14. Laurkat9 (taking a break) 66 months ago | reply

      This is a great project and a wonderful shot. thanks for posting it.

    15. Emily Flores 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Detroit, I Love You, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. ActivistArtistA 64 months ago | reply

      Added To My Blog! I think this is excellent.
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    17. artland 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called artland, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    18. mlhradio 47 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on receiving more than 10,000 views, that's quite impressive! Now that you've reached this milestone, you might want to consider graduating this photograph from the 'Views: 5000' group to the 'Views: 10000' group, which can be found here:

      Once again, congratulations and hopefully your photos will receive many more views in the future!

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