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The Heidelberg Project

The Heidelberg Project

In 1986 in Detroit, Michigan Tyree Guyton decided to put his restlessness over revulsion to work in response to the dilapidated structures present in his hometown, especially in the area he grew up on Heidelberg Street. Sam Mackey, his grandfather, had long promoted Guyton’s love of painting and art. Together they took on the insurmountable mission of cleaning up their street, beginning with the abandoned and torn down areas. They saw more than empty lots but also opportunity. By using what could be found they craftily transformed it into unrestricted and imaginational works of art, and their vision changed their… read more