The Heidelberg Project – Cool Place To Visit in Detroit #13

  • The Heidelberg Project Detroit Michigan

    Image courtesy of Colin McConnell

    The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art project in Detroit, Michigan.

  • It was created in 1986 by artist Tyree Guyton and his grandfather Sam Mackey (“Grandpa Sam”).
  • It was as an outdoor art environment in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood on the city’s east side.
  • The Heidelberg Project is in part a political protest, as Tyree Guyton’s childhood neighborhood began to deteriorate after the 1967 riots.
  • Guyton described coming back to Heidelberg Street after serving in the Army.
  • He was astonished to see that the surrounding neighborhood looked as if “a bomb went off”.

Where is the The Heidelberg Project located?

3600 Heidelberg St, Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: (313) 974-6894
Hours: Open today · Open 24 hours

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The Heidelberg Project – Changes Lives Through Art Since 1986


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