Mission & History
The Detroit Mural Project aims to be the most reputable source for public art information in southeast Michigan by painstakingly creating one of the most thorough region specific archives.
Founded in 2015 by Viranel Clerard, the DMP leads the digital art revolution with a brick and mortar 2.0 approach to museums. Instead of making you come to the art, this website brings the art to you. Whether on a phone or computer the project allows students, teacher, residents, and tourists to see the city in a new light, encourages them to travel off of the beaten path, and instils pride by enabling a cultured and informed art appreciating community.
The collection currently features over 1000 pieces in the cities of Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park in Michigan as well as Windsor in Ontario. Below each piece in the collection you will eventually find background information on each piece such as the address, artist names, year completed, who commissioned it, and other relevant information. An example can be found here.
Mural Criteria: To be considered for the archive, murals be on a publicly accessible exterior wall, not commercial or self promoting (no tags or graffiti, very few exceptions), and legal.