Mural by Dustin Spignola, Grand River Creative Corridor, Detroit. Photograph: © J. Ashley Nixon
The Grand River Creative Corridor is an art corridor and neighbourhood revitalization project concentrated on Grand River Avenue between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Warren Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It hosts a number of commissioned urban artworks painted on buildings and walls, including those of Sintex, Dustin Spagnola and Detroiter HelloMelo’s Girl eating ice cream (Melo).
Spearheaded by Derek Weaver of 3731 Gallery in 2011, the project is a product of many volunteer artists from Detroit and around the world. Collectively, they are working towards transforming Detroit’s infamous Grand River Avenue into a creative hub that is attractive to tourists, artists, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors.
Grand River Creative Corridor is best visited in a vehicle and is located between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Warren Avenue.
Locations for urban art in Detroit
Here are the locations explored in this series about urban art in Detroit:
- Lincoln Street Art Park
- Grand River Creative Corridor (this article)
- The Heidelberg Project
- Dequindre Cut
- The Spirit of Detroit
Photographs from Detroit
For more images of Detroit, please visit J. Ashley Nixon Photography
i just love hellomelo’s works. It’s full of energy 🙂
Agreed, thanks for that.
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