Founded in 2015 by Viranel Clerard, The Detroit Mural Project aims to be the most reputable archive of public art in the midwest.
The project introduces both residents and visitors to the public art available around them. Whether on a smartphone or computer the project allows students, teacher, residents, and tourists to see Detroit 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.
Please explore this website, share it with friends, and use it as a guide to explore metro Detroit in a whole new way.
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.
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.
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The Detroit News: Detroiter Aims to Document Every Mural in the City
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