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The Heidelberg Project, Detroit

(3.7/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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  • Always changing, this may be already gone, but folks come from around the world to see this artists' rendition of artistic recycling by decorating abandoned homes.  more »
  • Don't waste time here unless you are staying nearby. The quality of work is OK but nothing outstanding.  more »
  • Great experience to see what's left. Took the kids in the middle of the day. Great experience to show them some found object artwork. Ask them questions and see their response. It's worth stopping to ...  more »
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  • There is truly nothing like this place. Its a shame that it's coming to an end. Words really can't describe this living art installation. If you have a chance catch it before its too late.
  • You just can't write a review about a place like this because each persons perception of Art and its true meaning are all so vastly different but I will say this, if your like me and find Detroit a hypnotizing city full of raw emotion and a unique form of expression regardless if its displayed on the side of a building or in a Art gallery then you will like this. I will say the area is about as safe as it gets considering were you are. There are cameras everywhere and always people there walking around so you won't be alone. Just lock up your car and hide valuables. As for the meaning of the clocks you wonder...As it was said to me by Ty himself, what time is it(metaphorically speaking)? Enjoy!!
  • A wonderful street art project, intriguing and thought provoking- we spent over an hour looking around. However my positive outlook on the project quickly changed when I attempted to speak to the artist- who was sitting on a chair reading a newspaper on the sidewalk, right in the very middle of his own project- to be met with a rude, angry response. I was shocked, after having politely greeted him and asking 'Please could I ask you a few questions' , for him to respond to me 'As you can see I am reading, so could you do me a favor and go and look around?' (We had quite clearly already looked around). He said this with a grave expression on his face and in an angry, blunt tone. I found this unnecessary and quite frankly- just plain rude. After responding this, he continued to say that it would not be fair to speak to us if the rest of our group weren't there- a ridiculous remark seen as the rest of our group were not interested in speaking to the artist. A note to the artist- I would completely understand your request not to be disturbed, perhaps, if you were not sitting in the middle of your very own project reading a newspaper. This portrayed the impression that you were willing to talk to visitors, especially seen as you were not working on the project or doing anything of particular importance. I was spoken to in a rude and patronizing way and this has, unfortunately, ruined my impression of the project and the artist himself.
  • Neighborhood revitalization project that has been around for quite some time. Recently went here to take some pictures of the project. Some may be deterred from coming due to the rough looking nature of the surrounding neighborhood, but on a warm weekend during the day there are usually others walking around enjoying the art.
  • If you understand the conditions in Detroit and if you are open minded you will appreciate this craft. Limited resources and abandoned homes, Tyree used them to create a place that is now visited by thousands of people throughout the year. The project will undergo a transformation in the years to come.