Detroit Does It, Too!

The D.C. metro isn’t the only place where public art is pervasive. Earlier this year, art and culture magazine Juxtapoz highlighted an interview with the artists behind the Power House Project in Detroit, MI. A city hard hit by the economic downturn, Detroit has seen many of its residential homes left dilapidated and abandoned. Last year, a handful of artists started using these neglected spaces to re-engage residents with their city. Buying — and sometimes trespassing — into empty neighborhood houses, project participants — including street artist Swoon, turn these defunct residential spaces into off-the-grid, unconventional studios and exhibits. Click here to read more about Power House. Take a look at the rest of their work and tell us what you think about the sort of open house art that’s happening in the Motor City.

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