Grand River Avenue is filled with street art! Largely thanks to the Grand River Creative Corridor, which was launched in July 2012 by Derek Weaver, Grand River has over 100 murals painted on 15 different buildings. The area also has large outdoor paintings, covering a number of different themes.
“The creative community is really thriving,” Weaver said. “And with the GRCC it’s not just about murals we’ve commissioned or we’ve coordinated – the whole idea is to make the artistic energy contagious.”
Weaver said he understands the importance of Grand River, and sees the corridor rebounding from the hit it took during the Detroit Riots to raw and affordable haven for artists.
“We’ve seen building that were empty for decades being bought,” he said.
Two weeks ago, I walked along Grand River to see the art for myself. Here are my favorite pieces of art as well as where you can find them yourself!