Posted by on July 31, 2012 in Graffiti / Street Art - 4 Comments

The Best of the Detroit Beautification Project

Detroit Beautification Project - @ Grand River & Rosa Parks Blvd #1Detroit Beautification Project - @ Gratiot Ave & Orleans St, Eastern Market #1The 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 Detroit Beautification Project - @ Grand River & Rosa Parks Blvd #6Detroit Beautification Project - @ Grand River & Vermont St #1to 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, Detroit Beautification Project - @ Jos Campau & Gaylord Ave #2Detroit Beautification Project - @ Jos Campau & Goodson St, Hamtramcknee a Renaissance, in the history of Detroit Street Art. Today, I Love Detroit Michigan presents, for your consideration, our collection of what we believe to be the very best of the project. We also invite you to click on the links below to read our individual posts for each of the nine locations that Detroit Beautification Project - @ Keystone Stadium in Hamtramck #4Detroit Beautification Project - @ Caniff & St. Aubin St, Hamtramck #1make up the project thus far. Stay tuned to I Love Detroit Michigan in the coming weeks and months for our continuing coverage of additions to the project that we’re sure will follow. Enjoy! ~I♥DM

1. New Detroit Graffiti at Grand River Avenue & Vermont Street

Detroit Beautification Project - @ Vermont & Calumet St #3Detroit Beautification Project - @ Vermont & Porter St #32. Detroit Beautification Project @ Gratiot Avenue & Orleans Street

3. Detroit Beautification Project @ Vermont & Calumet Street

4. Detroit Beautification Project @ Veterans Park in Hamtramck

Detroit Beautification Project - @ Veterans Park in Hamtramck #1Detroit Beautification Project - @ Vermont & Porter St #25. Detroit Beautification Project @ Grand River & Rosa Parks Blvd

6. Detroit Beautification Project @ Jos Campau & Gaylord Avenue

7. Detroit Beautification Project @ Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck

Detroit Beautification Project - @ Grand River & Rosa Parks Blvd #4Detroit Beautification Project - @ Grand River & Vermont St #38. Detroit Beautification Project @ Vermont & Porter Street

9. Detroit Beautification Project @ 4th & Troy Street in Royal Oak

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 Detroit Beautification Project - @ Vermont & Porter St #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.

4 Comments

  1. Posted August 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    […] Love Detroit Michigan is supporting a Detroit Beautification project which allows artists to legally tag buildings. The goals of this project are to raise community […]

  2. Posted May 11, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    […] last two years that it has become a site of national renown. Last Spring’s unveiling of the Detroit Beautification Project‘s massive collaborative works “Jukebox Cowboys” & “The Seventh […]

  3. Posted March 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    […] land bounded by Grand River, Broadway, Gratiot and Library Street. Local arts champion and “Detroit Beautification Project” mastermind, Matthew Eaton, who also happens to direct the Library Street Collective gallery […]

  4. Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:22 am

    […] Cowboys” and “The Seventh Letter” which were unveiled last Summer as part of the Detroit Beautification Project. Wander into the alley that runs north off Napoleon between Orleans & Riopelle to find tags […]

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