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Gallery: Stay in Your Car While Taking an Art Tour in Detroit


May 02, 2020, 12:08 AM by  Michael Lucido

Since museums like the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and the Musuem of Contemporary Arts Detroit (MOCAD) are closed, we thought we'd put together an art tour of Detroit you can take without getting out of your car.

Deadline Detroit's Michael Lucido has scoured the city, along with some other photographers, and come up with a selection of eye-catching street art. So hop in the car, get out of your crawl space and enjoy the beauty of the city.

If you take a picture in front of the any of the art, please send us a photo at admin@DeadlineDetroit.com. We'll post a collection.

CAMPUS MARTIUS:

1) DTE Energy Sculpture
A well designed sign for Campus Martius Park provided by DTE Energy at Woodward Avenue and Monroe Street.
ARTIST(S): Unkown
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
2) Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
A beautifully sculpted fountain found in Campus Martius on Woodward.
ARTIST(S): Randolph Rodgers, 1872
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
CORKTOWN AREA:
3) Open Street Detroit
Half wall mural accompanied by many other fun murals in the area, near Michigan Central Depot on West Vernor Highway and 17th Street.
ARTIST(S): @Lahiza @_ffty @Zakillac
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
4) Half wall mural 
On the opposite side of Open Street Detroits' mural, a beautiful piece by Ledania on West Vernor Highway & Newark Street.
ARTIST(S): Ledania
PHOTO: Michael Lucido

 

5.) "Subida De La Luna"
"Subida De La Luna", translated to Moon Rise, was inspired by the rising tide of strong women taking leadership in their communities. (@hvalor). This mural can be found on Michigan Ave & Harrison St.


ARTIST: Hans Valor  
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
6) See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Michigan Avenue and & 33rd Street.
ARTIST(S): Unkown
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
EASTERN MARKET AREA:
7) Shark Mural
Beautiful shark mural in the Eastern Market on Division and Riopelle streets. Many of these peices can be found throughout the city.
ARTIST(S): Shark Toof
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
8) Eastern Market Mural
Vibrant mural in Eastern Market on Russell Street.
ARTIST(S): @Zakillac
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
9) Rearview mirror mural
Always looking back, never forward. Mural spotted in the Eastern Market on Riopelle St. & Fisher Fwy E.
ARTIST(S): Case Maclaim
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
 
GRAND RIVER AVE AREA:
10) African Bead Museum
Beautiful mixed media draping over Dabls African Bead Museum on Grand River Ave & Dexter Ave.
ARTIST(S): Unkown
PHOTO: Norbert Daniels Jr.

 

11) Abstract face murals
Interesting abstract, highly detailed face mural's on Grand River Ave. & Maplewood Ave.
ARTIST(S): Fumero
PHOTO: Norbert Daniels Jr. (Top) Michael Lucido (Bottom)
12) "Our Land Till Death"
Beautiful mural commemorating those who passed away. Spotted on the side of Grand River Creative Corridor – Grand River Ave & 14th St.
ARTIST(S): Sintex
PHOTO: Norbert Daniels Jr.
13) Victorian home
Beautiful Victorian era former Eighth Precinct Police Station located on Grand River Ave & Rosa Parks Blvd.
ARTIST(S): Unkown
PHOTO: Norbert Daniels Jr.
 
GRATIOT AVE:
14) Full wall mural
An amazingly detailed full wall mural spotted on Gratiot Ave & Mitchell St.
ARTIST(S): Pat Perry
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
15) Interesting characters
Interesting characters greet you on Gratiot Ave & St. Aubin area
ARTIST(S): Kevin Lyons
PHOTO: Michael Lucido

 

16) Digital tiger
Amazing Tiger mural spotted on Gratiot Ave & Service St.
ARTIST(S): Arlin Graff
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
17) Multiple murals off Gratiot
Multiple murals right next door to Arlin Graff's Tiger Mural on Gratiot Ave & Service St.
ARTIST(S): Unkown
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
18) Detroit Portrait Series: Black Bottom & Paradise Valley
Beautiful imagery of historical/political figures depicted and their relationships to the city of Detroit. On the exterior of Gratiot Liquor on Gratiot Ave & Mack ave.
ARTIST(S): Nicole Macdonald
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
 
GREEKTOWN AREA:
19) Gradient puzzle style mural
Interesting puzzle piece style mural spotted on Larned & Beaubien St.
ARTIST(S): Anna Muccioli
PHOTO: Michael Lucido

 

20) Detroit smash Hulk mural
Like comic books and characters? This little alley way spotted in Greektown has you covered. Spotted on E. Congress St. between Brush St. & Beaubien St.
ARTIST(S): Sintex
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
21) Lowkey mural
Like comic books and characters? This little alley way spotted in Greektown has you covered. Spotted on E. Congress St. between Brush St. & Beaubien St.
ARTIST(S): Unkown
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
 
LINCOLN STREET AREA:
22) Sculpture Garden
Lincoln Street Art Park holds various pieces to enjoy ranging from mixed media, to murals and sculptures. Spotted on Lincoln St. near Trumbull St. intersection.
ARTIST(S): Matt Naimi
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
23) Train overpass artwork
Various train overpass artwork can be spotted on Lincoln St. near the Lincoln Street Art Park.
ARTIST(S): Unkown
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
 
MACK AVE AREA:
24) "Let's Create Something Beautiful"
Beautiful full wall mural inspiring creators everywhere. Spotted on Mack Ave & Manisique St.
ARTIST(S): Michelle Tanguay, 2017
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
25) "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations"
Powerful message for a beautiful and vibrant mural. Spotted on Mack Ave & Beals St.
ARTIST(S): Ndubisi Okoye (@n_du_time)
PHOTO: Michael Lucido

 

 

 

 

 

 

26) Giant cow head
A giant Cow head can be spotted looking over this vacant ice ream shop on Mack Ave & Lenox St.
ARTIST(S): Unkown
PHOTO: Allan Lengel
27) One Mack mural
Beautiful "One Mack" mural spotted on Mack Ave & Wayburn Street on the side of Maryland Liquor Store.
ARTIST(S): Tony Whlgn
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
 
SOUTHWEST DETROIT AREA:
28) Abstract wall mural
Beautiful abstract wall mural spotted on W. Vernor Hwy & Casper St.
ARTIST(S): Ellen Rutt
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
29) Southwest Detroit Mural - SOMOS
A public art place-keeping initiative in Southwest Detroit that seeks to achieve a visual and social impact by highlighting an array of public spaces.
ARTIST(S): The 411 Collective, Summer 2018
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
30) Portrait mural
Not sure of the history behind this mural as we cant find much online. A beautiful peice nonetheless. Found under the overpass on Springwells & Chamberlain⁠.
ARTIST(S): Unkown
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
31.) Bianca G. & Erick De Leon
A beautiful Mural highlighting Detroit boxer Erick De Leon & Bianca G. spotted on Springwells & Chamberlain⁠.
ARTIST(S): Freddy Diaz
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
 
TRUMBULL STREET AREA:
32) Vernors Ad
Really cool and vibrant Vernors ad on the side of Corktowne Market on Trumbull St. and Bagley St.
ARTIST(S): Detroit Sign Painters
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
33) "People have the POWER"
Fun Woodbridge Neighborhood mural spotted on the side of Trumbull Market on Trumbull St. & Selden St.
ARTIST(S): Jacob Dwyer, 2018
PHOTO: Michael Lucido

 

34) "Welcome to Woodbridge"
Colorful and happy Giraffe mural welcoming those to the Woodbridge Neighborhood. Spotted on Trumbull St. & Michigan Ave.
ARTIST(S): Unknown
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
35) Vibrant fairy homes
Some interesting fairy homes on the side of a building on Trumbull St. & Willis W.
ARTIST(S): ServiCeramics
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
36) Rainbow 3-D cubes
Very interesting experience driving through an overpass with such vibrant colors and depth created out of 3-D style cube textures. At Trumbull St. and I-94 area.
ARTIST(S): Unknown
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
37) Outstanding portrait
Powerful mural on the side of Art Bloc near Trumbull St. & Lincoln St.
ARTIST(S): @Fel3000FT
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
 
WOODBRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD:
38) Fun elephant!
Happy elephant hanging out on the side of a storage container in the Woodbridge Neighborhood on Trumbull & Merrick St.
ARTIST(S): Unkown
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
39) Snail?
Snail art spotted in the Woodbridge Neighborhood on Merrick St. near Trumbull St.
ARTIST(S): Chelsea Overton 
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
40) Metal cube scultpure
Some very interesting scultpures are held in the Woodbridge Neighborhood, like this pink metal cube sculpture spotted on Merrick St. near Trumbull St.
ARTIST(S): Unkown
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
41) Lawn Art
Even homes in the Woodbridge Neighborhood are getting in with the art displays. Take this mixed media flower mural in the front yard of this home on Commonwealth St. near Putnum St.
ARTIST(S): Unkown
PHOTO: Michael Lucido
 
MAP FOR REFERENCE OF MURAL LOCATIONS: 
(Southwest Detroit and some Mack Ave Murals are off map, refer to location specifics under photos)

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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