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4 Places to See Outdoor Art in Detroit

June 11, 2020

From the murals in Eastern Market to handcrafted sculptures in Midtown, 4 outdoor spots across Detroit for art lovers

By Ashlyn Delaney 

Featured image via The Belt’s Facebook page

Photography by Ashlyn Delaney

Great art doesn’t only live inside museums and galleries. If you’re in need of some creative inspo — or just something awesome to look at — check out these four art-filled spots around the city.

1. Murals in the Market

1357 Division St, Detroit, MI 48207

Eastern Market Murals

Eastern Market Murals

Eastern Market is  known for the captivating murals and vibrant street art. Fun fact: Within the past six years, over 100 murals were produced there by local artists!

2. Heidelberg Project

3600 Heidelberg St, Detroit, MI 48207

Heidelberg Project

Heidelberg Project

Located on Detroit’s East side, the mission behind Tyree Guyton’s Heidelberg Project (“HP”) is to draw the community together improve lives through outdoor art. HP pieces embrace diversity, culture and Detroit itself.

3. Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden

John R St &, E Kirby St, Detroit, MI 48202

Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden

Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden

On the Ford Campus of Art Centre Building in Midtown, the Josephine F. Ford sculpture garden features 12 handcrafted sculptures. A collaboration between the Detroit Institute of Arts and Center for Creative Studies, the sculpture garden is the first of its kind in the city — and it’s open to the public.

4. The Belt

1234 Library Street,Detroit MI 48226

The Belt Detroit

In the heart of downtown, The Belt Alley is packed with colorful art, music and decorative lights. It’s the perfect scenery to accompany a beautiful summer night!

Do you know of other great art throughout the city? Tell us about it in the comments below or email us at info@seenthemagazine.com.


  • Dial Delaney
    June 16, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    The photographer makes me feel inspired about art. Amazing work and beautiful photos.

  • Janell Walker
    June 17, 2020 at 10:34 PM

    You may not know that I am very much into art, have been all of my live,I am happy that you are doing it as well . I can say I am very proud to be your great aunt. Love you so very much.

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