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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.


  • Meghan 8y

    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.
  • John Hillerman 8y

    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.
  • Frank Lashier 8y

    hey is this project still going on and where is it at in detroit cuase i live like a half hour north of detroit??
  • DetroitDerek Photography ( ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ) 8y

    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.
  • marcel07 8y

    Great shot!

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  • Northern_Night_Sky 8y

    I saw this beautiful image at art evokes emotion.
  • HRH Dr D 8y

    Great mix of urban decay and colors. What a fun building!
  • Patrik Engman 8y

    Great shot !
  • Andrew McFarlane 8y

    This photo has been blogged to Michigan in Pictures.
  • superman1967 7y

    I have never seen any more different places in the world than this one of heilberg.
  • l.traube 7y

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Write me!. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere le tuo foto al gruppo.
  • PennyJ1 7y

    Fantastic find
  • Kristina_5 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Michigan Oddities, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Laura Sorrells 6y

    This is a great project and a wonderful shot. thanks for posting it.
  • Emily Flores 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Detroit, I Love You, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • ActivistArtistA 6y

    Added To My Blog! I think this is excellent.
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  • carlosbezz 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called artland, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • mlhradio 4y

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Taken on November 2, 2007
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