USA Today lists Detroit in 10 best cities for street art.
USA Today, the nation’s largest newspaper, named Detroit #4 in the country in creation of beautiful murals, the Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship will launch a new mural map declaring intent to make Detroit No.1 in America.
The murals initiative comes as Mayor Mike Duggan has departments across the city working on a Blight to Beauty campaign to improve neighborhoods citywide. Detroit ACE contracted with CANVS, an art technology company last June. Since then, CANVS has expanded to more than 100 cities with more than 2,000 murals identified and celebrated. The Detroit ACE Mural Map will feature hundreds of murals and biographies of the artists so people can learn about the creators. The map also will have a search function that makes it easy to find favorite art and artists. Rochelle Riley, director of arts and culture, said Detroit ACE hopes to better connect residents and visitors with the talented artists who have created and will continue to create iconic murals.