Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Celebrate 30 Years of The Heidelberg Project this Saturday with Detroit Live

In 1986  Tyree Guyton and his wife Karen started an art project in a run-down Detroit neighborhood on the cities East Side. They took a bad situation and turned it into a work of art that drew attention "to the plight of Detroit neighborhoods." The giant installation has grown and shrank throughout the years. It has survived the weather, fires, and city officials that ordered the demolition of some of the pieces over the years. The paint has chipped a bit and it's a little worn for the wear, but The Heidelberg Project is one of the most amazing places in Detroit. It is the first place I take someone who is visiting and my favorite place to take photos with friends.

The Heidelberg is an important part of Detroit's history that must be protected and preserved. If you would like to make sure that they stay around for years to come, you can sign the petition on their website here. Then, you can head out to party with them this Saturday when Detroit Live teams up with the Heidelberg for a celebration of 30 years of the Heidelberg Project.
This day long celebration will feature a variety of different entertainment, including live music from Rah the Son, Sheefy McFly and Clear Soul Forces. The party will also feature an open mic, food, yoga and more. For a full list of all of the fun things you can do to celebrate the HP this Saturday, click here. This event is free to attend and it runs from 12 p.m. till 8 p.m. this Saturday.

The Heidelberg Project is located at 3600 Heidelberg Street. If you can't make it out to celebrate this weekend, make sure you take some time to visit the space this month in honor of the 30 year anniversary. You can walk through the project anytime, but try to stay on the sidewalk and refrain from touching the buildings. We want to make sure that the HP stays right where it is for as long as we can. It is a monument to Detroit's rich art culture that should be preserved and celebrated!


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