Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Heidelberg Project

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The Heidelberg Project is an AMAZING outdoor art project located in the forgotten neighborhoods of Detroit, Michigan. Tyree Guyton, founder and artistic director, sought out to inspire change, foster hope, and create a forum for ideas to make a better future. This project is all about using art to heal communities and it is in its 25th year!!

According to their “what we do” statement, “The focus of the Heidelberg Project (HP) is rooted in the need to improve the under-resources and horribly blighted Detroit community where the project was founded.” They educate the neighborhood children on art, community and environment through art and education programs and hands-on workshops building their self-esteem and instilling in them a sense of pride in their community.   

Not all people were or are happy with the curb appeal this project brings but I think this is awesome. Would you rather look at an abandoned, dilapidated area or bright, energetic, inspiring artwork?!! They have my support!!:)

Here is a video explaining the project…

Here are some pics of the neighborhoods they have transformed…

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Please go to their website and check them out!! They explain what they’re all about so much better than me lol. Click here

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