An 'augmented reality' mural festival kicks off in Detroit — here's where you can find them all 

click to enlarge Chris Dyer's "The Reef Diver" is located at The REEF Detroit. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Chris Dyer's "The Reef Diver" is located at The REEF Detroit.

You can get a new look at six murals throughout Detroit as part of the Electrifly festival, which uses "augmented reality" technology via a smartphone app to bring the artwork to life with animations.

The free festival, created by Ann Arbor-based BrandXR, kicked off Tuesday and runs through Sept. 4. You just download the Electrifly app and scan the murals to view them.



“Electrifly Detroit redefines the way we experience art,” said Malik Mattan, co-founder of Electrifly Co. based in Detroit. “Combining public art with new immersive technologies, we are bringing one of the oldest forms of storytelling to life in an exciting interactive and immersive way that everyone has free access to.”

Here's more on where to find the murals, and the artists that created them. More information is available at ElectriflyDetroit.com.

Hubert Massey: “Rising Strong”

Boston-Edison District, Karasi Education Center, 1741 Atkinson Ave., Detroit

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  • Hubert Massey: “Rising Strong.”

Ghostbeard & Patch Whisky: “Best Buds”

Eastern Market District, 1511 Winder St., Detroit

click to enlarge Ghostbeard & Patch Whisky: “Best Buds.” - MURALS IN THE MARKET
  • Murals in the Market
  • Ghostbeard & Patch Whisky: “Best Buds.”

Chris Dyer: “The Reef Diver” and “Marvelous Art Car”

Eight Mile, The REEF Detroit, 6640 E. Eight Mile Rd., Detroit and New Center, Tangent Gallery, 715 E. Milwaukee Ave., Detroit

click to enlarge Chris Dyer: “The Reef Diver” and “Marvelous Art Car.” - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Chris Dyer: “The Reef Diver” and “Marvelous Art Car.”

Phybr: “Octophant”

Greektown District, The Elephant Room, 439 E. Congress St., Detroit

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  • Phybr: “Octophant.”

Armageddon Beachparty: “Gidget Cat”

Woodbridge District, Armageddon Beachparty Lounge, 1517 Putnam St., Detroit

click to enlarge Woodbridge District, Armageddon Beachparty Lounge, 1517 Putnam St., Detroit. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Woodbridge District, Armageddon Beachparty Lounge, 1517 Putnam St., Detroit.

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