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Established in 2011, the Lincoln Street Art Park, located at 5926 Lincoln St. in Detroit is a community arts project tucked behind a recycling center on Holden Avenue. Items dropped off for recycling can find a new life as a piece of artwork in the park.
The Lincoln Street Art Park also features incredible displays of graffiti, such as the lovely and sizable owl.
Another example of trash being reused for art is The Heidelberg Project at 3600 Heidelberg St., Detroit. Located in Detroit’s East Side and spanning two blocks, the Heidelberg Project uses discarded items that are repurposed into eclectic pieces of art. One item of particular interest is the tree full of stuffed animals. http://www.heidelberg.org/
On the outer fringe of the The Heidelberg Project, a television juxtaposed with chair cushions and wooden table legs make an unambiguous statement. 3600 Heidelberg St., Detroit http://www.heidelberg.org/
Depot Town Tattoo artist Mike Emmett and customer Mo Chase inside Depot Town Tattoo. 33 W Cross St, Ypsilanti. Mike Emmett can also be found at his second shop, Front Street Tattoo, in Traverse City. http://depottowntattoo.com/
Depot Town Tattoo Artist Mike Emmett works on a hummingbird for Mo Chase of St. Clair Shores. Depot Town Tattoo, 33 W Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 http://depottowntattoo.com/
Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor. A cult favorite in Ann Arbor and a curiosity to people across the country, the Fairy Doors at Ann Arbor are incredibly popular. Children and adults alike leave pennies and candy at the doorsteps, a present for the fairy living within. This fairy door can be found inside Sweetwater’s Café, 123 West Washington St, Ann Arbor
Detail of “Subterranean Exoskeleton” sculpture by Alex Clinthorne is on display and available for purchase at Dancing Dog Gallery, 302 East Liberty St., Ann Arbor http://www.dancingdoggallery.biz/
Detail of “Four Worlds” painting by Molly Indura is on display and for sale at Dancing Dog Gallery, 302 East Liberty St., Ann Arbor http://www.dancingdoggallery.biz/
“Possibilities” by Bill Knudstrup is on display and available for purchase at Dancing Dog Gallery, 302 East Liberty, Ann Arbor http://www.dancingdoggallery.biz/
“Figurine, Gold” by Sophie Grillet is on display and for sale at Dancing Dog Gallery, 302 East Liberty St., Ann Arbor http://www.dancingdoggallery.biz/
Wall of Gum, Graffiti Alley on East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor. “Graffiti Alley” is one of the most interesting places to walk past in Ann Arbor. A piece of urban culture, this alley features bright and colorful artwork and a haven for Hash Bash festival attendees. A more interesting spectacle can be found within the arches of the alley. An entire wall is lined with chewed bubble gum. It is several layers deep with protective coats of paint. Wall of Gum, Graffiti Alley on East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor
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Established in 2011, the Lincoln Street Art Park, located at 5926 Lincoln St. in Detroit is a community arts project tucked behind a recycling center on Holden Avenue. Items dropped off for recycling can find a new life as a piece of artwork in the park.

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