In the early 1990s, artist Tyree Guyton held a gun to his head. He didn’t pull the trigger and instead created a world-renowned outdoor art exhibit. Now he’s ready for something new.
The eighth art-festooned house at the world-renowned Heidelberg Project was destroyed Sunday morning in yet another suspicious fire.
Investigators believe someone fire-bombed the Birthday Cake House on Heidelberg Street.
The ATF and Detroit’s arson squad are investigating the fires after the sixth house was destroyed by an intentionally set blaze.
Fire tore through the house on Heidelberg Street after investigators believe the home was doused in gas.
Bidding ends today on two art-festooned houses and a vacant lot adorned with installations.
The nonprofit collected more than $50,000 for security last year, but that wasn’t enough.
Losing the three properties could break up significant sections of the project.
The Heidelberg Project, a popular tourist spot, is going after photographers for selling images depicting the public art installation on Detroit’s east side.
The fire gutted the house in an area already decimated by arsons, abandonment and neglect.