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The Heidelberg Project

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The Heidelberg Project
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Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/William Stuben
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Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Paula Soler-Moya

The Heidelberg Project, founded in 1986 by artist Tyree Guyton, is an outdoor art project consisting of decorated, painted houses and found-art sculptures on Detroit’s Heidelberg Street. The project was created as a personal response to the Detroit Riots of 1967, and is in part a political protest. Guyton purchased many of the houses on this street (his childhood neighborhood) in attempts to transform it through art and community programs. The Heidelberg Project revolutionized the neighborhood, turning it into a safer environment, and has been the talk of the Detroit and national art scenes for decades.

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The Heidelberg Project says
The Heidelberg Project is actively engaged in:

Art and Education: We work to ensure students continue to receive art as a key component in their educational experience by conducting various art education programs at schools throughout Michigan.

ACE2: Art, Community and Environmental Education is our pilot program.

Tourist Destinations:
The Heidelberg Project receives over 275,000 visitors annually. To learn more about the Heidelberg Project, contact us to schedule a tour and check out our Education and Research section.

The Heidelberg Project is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To volunteer, make a contribution, or learn more about what we do, please click on the appropriate link or call our office at (313)974-6894.

The Heidelberg Project is powered in part by The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs:(MCACA)http://www.michiganbusiness.org/community/council-arts-cultural-affairs/
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By: Evelyn Derico

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Venue name: The Heidelberg Project
Contact:
Address: 3600 Heidelberg St
Detroit
48207
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