Artists inspired by the city’s ruins walk a fine line between preservation and exploitation.
Move from Brooklyn to Detroit for the cheap rent: get applause. Spend years building your hometown’s arts community: get ignored.
Should artists use Detroit's urban decay as their "canvas"?
"We Have a Dream," by Mike Popso. Courtesy Inner State Gallery. "Jimmy and Jalen," by Tom Stoye. Courtesy Inner State Gallery
Reusable objects are cooler when they’re constructed from recycled materials. Manufacturing mixed with hand craftsmanship
"When you do portraiture you have a box you put your subject in," Vermeulen told The Huffington Post. "In that rectangle
Gilda Snowden, a Detroit artist and professor who left an indelible mark on her city, died from heart failure Tuesday at
They come to take part in the dream of turning what's ordinary into greatness, to turn an abandoned school gym into an environment for creativity, collaboration, and inspiration. If that isn't art, I don't know what is.
Now please, dear Detroit, let me say at the outset that I totally fell in love with you. I wish only good things for you. My love is pure, but like a mother's love, it comes with some critical feedback.
The local artists work in a variety of media, from oil paintings to steel sculptures. What's next for them? Hopefully bigger