Among the blight and poverty in many of Detroit’s neighborhoods are colorful reminders of perseverance and pride.
Renowned artists from metro Detroit and around the globe converged on the Eastern Market this week to paint large murals on buildings throughout the historic area.
Detroit police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Los Angeles graffiti artist Shepard Fairey, who was recruited by billionaire Dan Gilbet to paint murals downtown.
Artists are defacing large-scale murals at the Eastern Market and Grand River Creative Corridor over a clash between locals and out-of-towners.
The Cass Corridor, one of Detroit’s most challenged communities, is about to undergo a major transformation because of a new Red Wings arena and entertainment district.
With more than 80,000 abandoned buildings in Detroit, the city is a large canvas for graffiti artists.
The project, “Station Walls,” features some of the most eye-catching graffiti in Detroit.
Much of the work has been gifted over the years by local families.