Guide: Where the art is
Lesser-known public art and creative placemaking projects around Detroit
Special to Crain’s Detroit Business
Most people know about Detroit’s museums, the Heidelberg project on Detroit’s eastside, the Joe Louis Fist on Jefferson Avenue, “Gateway to Freedom” in Hart Plaza and the James Scott Memorial Fountain on Belle Isle.
For this guide to public art, Crain’s lists some of the lesser-known mural and sculpture projects around town, a few of which are also part of wider creative placemaking efforts.
Rip Rapson, president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, said true power and potential comes from marrying art and placemaking, which connects people with their public spaces and increases the likelihood they’ll want to stay committed to the place, invest in the place and build a future in the place.