“The artists participating in Detroit Beautification Project span the globe and provide an international and unique perspective on art in the public domain. We as Detroiters should welcome with open arms these artists who have fallen in love with our city and choose to create here...” said Matt Eaton who spearheaded the project.
World renowned artist and co-founder of Kidrobot Tristan Eaton takes a break for a photo with a fan. Tristan is also a Detroit native and attended The College for Creative Studies.
Beginning at Grand River Ave and Rosa Parks, near the Motorcity Casino on a group a vacant buildings, the project quickly expanded across town and throughout the cities of Detroit and Hamtramck. Building owners, community leaders and local residents have been overwhelmingly thrilled with the bold, colorful and uplifting murals.
For the rest of the summer, artists are slated to visit Detroit to add to the project
World famous Revok painting in the Corktown area
Tristan Eaton and his crew work rapidly to finish a piece before they head to Los Angeles
Controversy stirred in Hamtramck over this piece by artist Sever. Some locals did not like it and started a petition to have it removed, but some 200 signatures were brought forth to keep it up, city council members also stand behind it.
A welcome sign on Joseph Campau put up by Revok and Flying Fortress