Posted by on November 12, 2013 in Graffiti / Street Art - 3 Comments

60 More Outdoor Murals in Metro Detroit

3860 12 Mile Americas Stamp Stop Berkley 2We ventured into the suburbs and included a handful of commercial commissions to fill out our list of 60 more outdoor murals in Metro Detroit. Think of this post as a companion piece to our “50 Outdoor Murals in Detroit“, published back in November of 2011; and like our earlier post, we’ve once again taken some liberties with the definition of the word “mural”. Entry #18, by local muralist and graffiti artist Kobie Solomon, is the only work you’ll see in both lists. We’ve included it here, in its completed state, to show the many details that have been added since our publication of “50 Murals”. We encourage any and all interested parties to contact us at [email protected] with corrections or supplemental factual information regarding the works seen here. Click on any photo in our list to see it enlarged, but please, be patient. Our website’s photo displaying technology is oh-so-2011. ~I♥DM

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Grand River and Farmer PuppetArt Theater Detroit1. “Never Settle For Less: H&R Block”

Unknown Artist

c. 2011

Detroit PuppetArt Theater/Biegas Gallery

Grand River Avenue & Farmer, Detroit

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78 Watson Carola Apts Detroit 22. Unknown Title

Unknown Artist

c. 2000s

Carola Apartments

78 Watson, Detroit

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2949 Cass Masonic Temple Detroit 23. “Historic Elegance – Masonic Temple – Parking”

Unknown Artist

c. 2000s

Film Exchange Building/Masonic Temple Parking Lot Annex

2949 Cass Avenue, Detroit

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Temple Bar 2914 Cass Detroit 24. Unknown Title

Unknown Artist

c. 2010

Temple Bar

2916 Cass Avenue, Detroit

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1266 Michigan Detroit 25. Unknown Title

“AWRY”

c. 2012

1266 Michigan Avenue, Detroit

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8th and Bagley Detroit6. “Coca-Cola: Delicious and Refreshing”

James R. Shore

Unknown Year

Bagley & 8th Street, Detroit

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2320 14th Hygienic Dress League Detroit7. “Hygienic Dress League: No Vacancy”

“Hygienic Dress League” (Steve & Dorota Coy)

c. 2010

2330 14th St, Detroit

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Wilkins and Riopelle Detroit 28. Unknown Title

“OUIZI”

2013

Riopelle & Wilkins, Detroit

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FEL3000ft Dequindre Cut Detroit 1 69. “How A Star Is Born”

FEL3000ft.

c. 2012

Dequindre Cut Greenway Trail, Detroit

West wall, underneath the Antietam Avenue overpass [See featured photo at top of post]

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FEL3000ft Dequindre Cut Detroit 210. “Detroit RiverFront Conservancy: Riviére XXVIII”

FEL3000ft.

c. 2012

Dequindre Cut Greenway Trail, Detroit

West wall, underneath the Antietam Avenue overpass

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Phones Dequindre Cut Detroit 311. Unknown Title

Unknown Artist

Unknown Year

Dequindre Cut Greenway Trail, Detroit

East retaining wall, south of the Antietam Avenue overpass

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Abstract Expressionism Dequindre Cut Detroit 212. Unknown Title

Unknown Artist(s?)

c. 2012

Dequindre Cut Greenway Trail, Detroit

Center pylons, underneath the Chestnut Street overpass

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Warren and Cadieux Detroit13. “Route 32”

Unknown Artist

c. 2000s

In ‘N’ Out Food Store

Warren & Cadieux, Detroit

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4760 St Aubin Downtown Boxing Gym Detroit14. “Detroit, Michigan”

Unknown Artist

c. 2000s

Downtown Boxing Gym

4760 St. Aubin, Detroit

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John R and Horton Detroit15. “MyDetroitDentist.com – ‘Come Smile With Us’ – Walk ins Welcome!”

Martin LaPrise

c. 2011

MyDetroitDentist.com / Harden Family Dentistry

7411 John R @ Horton, Detroit

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Grand Blvd and Oakland Detroit 216. Unknown Title

Katherine Craig/Splash Murals, Inc.

c. 2012

East Grand Blvd & Oakland, Detroit

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Grand River and St Antoine Detroit 117. Unknown Title

Dustin Spagnola

c. 2012

East Grand Blvd & St. Antoine, Detroit

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7650 I 75 N Svc Dr Detroit18. Unknown Title

Kobie Solomon

2012

Russell Industrial Center

Approximately 7650 Northbound U.S. Interstate 75/Chrysler Freeway Service Drive

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Hastings just south of Milwaukee Detroit 119. “Soar Higher And Higher”

Unknown Artist

c. 2012

Hastings just south of Milwaukee, Detroit

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Hastings just south of Milwaukee Detroit 220. “Dream Big”

Unknown Artist

c. 2012

Hastings just south of Milwaukee, Detroit

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4809 Woodward Leonard M Simons Bldg Detroit21. Untitled

Hubert Massey

2013

Leonard M. Simons Building

4809 Woodward, Detroit

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Cass and Antoinette Big Bookstore Detroit22. “Big Bookstore Empowering People Since 1930”

Unknown Artist

Unknown Year

Big Book Store

5911 Cass @ Antoinette, Detroit

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American Beauty Electric Irons Bldg Detroit 1 323. Unknown Title (Albert Kahn/Detroit Auto Industry History Mural)

Unknown Artist

c. 2000s (Building and mural demolished in 2012)

American Beauty Electric Irons Company Building

6110 Cass, Detroit

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American Beauty Electric Irons Bldg Detroit 2 324. Unknown Title

Unknown Artist

c. 2000s (Building and mural demolished in 2012)

American Beauty Electric Irons Company Building

6110 Cass, Detroit

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6120 Trumbull Detroit 125. “The Water Cycle”

Marianne Audrey Burrows

2010

6120 Trumbull, Detroit

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Lincoln Street Art Park Detroit 1 226. “Pheasant & Freighter Mural”

Marianne Audrey Burrows

c. 2010s (Unfinished)

Lincoln Street Art Park

Approximately 6050 Lincoln, Detroit

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Lincoln Street Art Park Detroit 227. “Linc:)ln”

Carl Oxley, Sarah Gavie and Elena Noelle Smyth aka “Kozma”

c. 2011

Lincoln Street Art Park

Approximately 6050 Lincoln, Detroit

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Lincoln Street Art Park Detroit Malt28. Unknown Title

“MALT” aka “BrownBagDetroit”

2011

Lincoln Street Art Park

Approximately 6050 Lincoln, Detroit

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MBAD ABA African Bead Museum Detroit 1 129. Unknown Title

Olayami Dabls

c. late 2000s/2010

Mbad-Aba African Bead Museum/Dabls Gallery Annex

Approximately 6800 Taft, Detroit

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MBAD ABA African Bead Museum Detroit 2 330. Unknown Title

Olayami Dabls

c. late 2000s/2010s

Mbad-Aba African Bead Museum/Dabls Gallery Art Space

Approximately 6349 Grand River, Detroit

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MBAD ABA African Bead Museum Detroit 331. Unknown Title

Olayami Dabls

c. late 2000s/2010s

Mbad-Aba African Bead Museum/Dabls Gallery

6559 Grand River, Detroit

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8600 Woodward Detroit32. Untitled

Hubert Massey and others

2009

Neighborhood Service Organization: Life Chioces

8600 Woodward, Detroit

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Fenkell and Burt Detroit33. “Lawyer, Artist, Teacher, Chef, Doctor: Only Way”

Unknown Artist

Unknown Year

Guardian Detroit Bank Branch (defunct)

Fenkell & Burt, Detroit

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7330 Seven Mile Detroit34. Unknown Title

Unknown Artist

2010

Static Nail & Hair Salon

7330 Seven Mile, Detroit

We’re told this excellent piece was produced by a 6th grader at Bates Academy on Wyoming Street. A 6th grader!!

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10200 Grand River Bakers Bible Book Store Detroit 135. Unknown Title

“CHAZZ”

2010

Baker’s Bible Book Store

10200 Grand River, Detroit

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19800 Grand River Grandmont Rosedale Development Detroit 136. “Welcome to the Grandmont Rosedale Communities”

B. Judge

2007

Grandmont Rosedale Development, Inc.

19800 Grand River, Detroit

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Jos Campau and Denton Hamtramck 137. “United We Stand”

Unknown Artist(s?)

c. 2000s

Denton just west of Jos Campau, Hamtramck

In Metro Detroit, the Stars & Stripes is without question the most common of all outdoor mural themes, and rightfully so. We suspect this trend is true of the entire nation.

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43rd District Court Ferndale38. “Lady Justice”

Unknown Artist

Unknown Year

43rd District Court

305 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale

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Toast Ferndale 139. “Toast”

Anonymous

c. 2010s

Toast of Ferndale

23144 Woodward, Ferndale

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Toast Ferndale 240. “Toast”

“ARMY”

c. 2010s

Toast of Ferndale

23144 Woodward, Ferndale

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23263 Woodward Ferndale 1 241. “Everything At Once”

Clinton Snider, Michael McGillis and Andrew Krieger

c. 2011 (Dismantled)

Steven B’s Barber Shop

23263 Woodward, Ferndale

Andrew Krieger had this say about the title he and his co-creators gave this work: “None of us really liked it”.

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23263 Woodward Ferndale 2 242. “Dream”

Daniel Cascardo

2013

Steven B’s Barber Shop

23263 Woodward, Ferndale

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14701 11 Mile Oak Park 243. Untitled

“Tony Rave”

2013

Scharolette Chappell Fine Arts Studio/Gateway Gallery

14701 Eleven Mile, Oak Park [See featured photo at bottom of post]

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Continental Bike Shop Hazel Park 1 344. Unknown Title

Martin D’Angelo

c. 2000s

Continental Bike Shop

24436 John R, Hazel Park

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Continental Bike Shop Hazel Park 245. “Bicycles: Continental Bike Shop”

Julie Fournier

c. 2000s

Continental Bike Shop

24436 John R, Hazel Park

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Huntington Woods Public Works Bldg 146. “City of Huntington Woods Public Works”

Unknown Artist

Unknown Year

Huntington Woods Department of Public Works Service Garage

12795 Eleven Mile, Huntington Woods

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3860 12 Mile Americas Stamp Stop Berkley 1 147. “Buy – Liberty – Sell – S.S. America – Berkley Mich – Trade – Air Mail – Est 1978”

D. Regan

2011

America’s Stamp Stop

3860 Twelve Mile, Berkley

There are two other smaller, associated works by Regan in this wall-sized mural’s immediate vicinity, both of which are included in our album below.

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House Of Optical Clawson48. “Wall Of Frame”

Unknown Artist

Unknown Year

House Of Optical

329 W. Fourteen Mile, Clawson

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10 W Lawrence Pontiac 149. “Pontiac Is For Lovers”

“HUEDINI”

2013

Saginaw Grill (defunct)

29 N. Saginaw @ Lawrence, Pontiac

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39 N Saginaw Pontiac50. “Indian Hill Rising”

Jane Pennington

2013

35 N. Saginaw, Pontiac

This and the following two entries on our list were all winning submissions in the 2013 “Canvas Pontiac” public art competition. Our compliments to all of the competition’s entrants and sponsors but most of all to Mr. Robert Karazim of K and R Architectural Studio in downtown Pontiac, the contest’s primary organizer.

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115 N Saginaw Pontiac 151. “Gavin’s Winter Tree”

Ruth Daniel

2013

109 N. Saginaw, Pontiac

A winning submission in the 2013 “Canvas Pontiac” public art competition. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to see a easy-to-read map featuring all fourteen of this public art contest’s 2013 winners.

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115 N Saginaw Pontiac 252. “Gavin’s Tree”

Ruth Daniel

2013

119 N. Saginaw, Pontiac

Canvas Pontiac” organizer Robert Karazim tells us the 2014 competition begins in November and that the award for this year’s winning submission in the contest’s “banner” division will be $2,000, exceeding the value of the 2013 grand prize by $1,500!

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2311 Fort St Magina Books Lincoln Park 153. “Magina Books: Paperback – Hardcover”

Pete Flores

c. 2006

Magina Books 2311 Fort St, Lincoln Park

A second, larger mural by Flores, on this building’s opposite side, was completed around 2004 and is included in our album below.

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415 Goddard Latta Feeds Wyandotte54. “Latta’s Feed Co. – Purina Chows”

Pete Flores

c. 2000s

Latta’s Feed Co.

415 Goddard, Wyandotte

The address of  616 Goddard shown in the mural refers to Latta’s former location.

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State and Liberty Ann Arbor 155. Unknown Title

Richard Wolk

1984

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Liberty @ State,  Ann Arbor

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4th and Washington Ann Arbor 1 356. “Frames”

Michael William Hall

2002

Fourth & Washington Parking Ramp, Ann Arbor

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4th and Washington Ann Arbor 2 257. Untitled

Barron Naegel & Yiu-KeungLee

2002

Fourth & Washington Parking Ramp, Ann Arbor

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4th and Washington Ann Arbor 3 258. “Urban Configurations”

Irina Koukhanova

2002

Fourth & Washington Parking Ramp, Ann Arbor

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940 N Main Train Trestle Ann Arbor 159. Unknown Title

Unknown Artist(s?)

c. 2000s

Train trestle at approximately 940 N. Main, Ann Arbor

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Nickels Arcade Alley at Maynard Ann Arbor 160. Unknown Title

Unknown Artist

c. 2000s

Alley running east off Maynard just north of Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor

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14701 11 Mile Oak Park 1

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Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.

3 Comments

  1. Allan Shore
    Posted January 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Don’t know year right now but Red Woman on Coca Cola ad was done by James R. Shore (not that Jim Shore!), my father when he lived in the ‘hood. Probably in late 1990s.

    Allan

  2. Posted January 21, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for the info, Allan!

  3. Posted October 26, 2016 at 5:47 am

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