Detroit Beautification Project @ Grand River & Rosa Parks Blvd
The Detroit Beautification Project is the brainchild of two Southeast Michigan based art organizations: Contra Projects of Hamtramck and 323 East Gallery in Royal Oak. Numerous street artists of national and international renown, plus a handful of Detroit’s best local taggers, have been invited by project organizers to legally place their marks on high-visibility real estate throughout the city, primarily in three locations: Grand River Avenue between I-94 and the Lodge Freeway, Jos Campau Street between Hamtramck Drive and McNichols Rd, and the Eastern Market District. The project has truly ushered in a new era, nee a Renaissance, in the history of Detroit Street Art. Today, I Love Detroit Michigan presents, for your consideration, the fourth of eight new photo-heavy posts showcasing eight separate locations that feature multiple, freshly painted masterworks.
Our fourth piece of evidence is a jaw-dropping group of nearly 20 graffiti upon the buildings just north of where Grand River Avenue meets Rosa Parks Boulevard, and just to the east of where Rosa Parks meets West Willis Street. Here, the Los Angeles based street art collective known as “Mad Society Kings” have teamed with local signatories “Sintex”, “Gasm”, “Yogurt”, “Marmer” and “Nekst” to truly deck out these walls with yet another one of the best single-location graffiti installations anywhere in the city.
Quality graffiti has become so common along this stretch of Grand River that it has recently been dubbed the “Grand River Creative Corridor” by numerous locals with a vested interest in Detroit’s art and cultural scenes.
Stayed tuned to I Love Detroit Michigan in the coming days to see more of the most comprehensive coverage of the Detroit Beautification Project you will find anywhere online. ~I♥DM