Imagination Station is damaged in morning blaze

Imagination Station is damaged in morning blaze

By Steve Neavling Fire severely damaged an indelible symbol of Detroit’s regeneration and creative underbelly this morning. The Imagination Station – two colorfully renovated historic houses facing the iconic ruins of Michigan Central Station – sustained serious fire damage. No injuries were reported. One of the houses was virtually gutted, its front exterior now a charred shell. […]

Fundraiser to support the Belle Isle Aquarium is lively, uplifting

Fundraiser to support the Belle Isle Aquarium is lively, uplifting

The great desire to breathe life into the country’s oldest-operating aquarium was on full display at the well-attended Race to Reopen the Belle Isle Aquarium Fundraiser Gala over the weekend. From the gentle melodies of a strolling violinist to flaming balls of fire, the everyday appearance of the Aquarium and Conservatory was transformed. Tents burst […]

Leaving a Mark, a Message

Leaving a Mark, a Message

The abandoned, ramshackle houses and businesses in Detroit can be sad reminders of the city’s drastic population loss over the past half century. But with a little bit of paint and sweat, the blocks of ruin can be transformed into a portrait of love and hope. From the vibrant extravagance of graffiti art to simple […]