Urban art in the #Detroit Grand River Creative Corridor

Mural by Dustin Spignola, Grand River Creative Corridor, Detroit Photograph: © J. Ashley Nixon

Mural by Dustin Spignola, Grand River Creative Corridor, Detroit
Photograph: © J. Ashley Nixon

Grand River Creative Corridor (#GRCC) 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 art works painted on buildings and walls,  including those of Sintex, Dustin Spagnola and Detroiter HelloMelo’s Girl eating an ice cream (Melo).

Mural by HelloMelo, Grand River Creative Corridor, Detroit Photograph: © J. Ashley Nixon

Mural by HelloMelo, Grand River Creative Corridor, Detroit
Photograph: © J. Ashley Nixon

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 the transformation of Detroit’s infamous Grand River Avenue into a creative hub that is attractive to tourists, artists, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Mural by Sintex. Grand River Creative Corridor, Detroit. Photograph: © J. Ashley Nixon

Mural by Sintex, Grand River Creative Corridor, Detroit.
Photograph: © J. Ashley Nixon

Grand River Creative Corridor is best visited by vehicle and is located between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Warren Avenue.

For more images of Detroit please visit J. Ashley Nixon Photography

About NixonsCan

World-travelled ecologist interested in energy, food & water challenges, photography, poetry and music.
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2 Responses to Urban art in the #Detroit Grand River Creative Corridor

  1. sajjadazimat says:

    i just love hellomelo’s works. It’s full of energy 🙂

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