Grand River Creative Corridor, Detroit

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The Grand River Creative Corridor, also known as “GRCC Detroit”, is an art corridor and neighborhood revitalization project concentrated on Grand River Avenue between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Warren Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Launched on July 15, 2012 by "real estate guy" and principal of “4731 Group”, Derek Weaver (www.facebook.com/derekjweaver), the project features over 100 murals on 15 buildings; an outdoor fine-art gallery at a bus stop; free-standing art installations; a clean-up of overgrown vegetation, trash, and vandalism; and an economic stimulus project for local businesses.

The project involves over 45 volunteer-artists from Detroit, Ohio, California, Germany, France, and New Zealand and is an ongoing effort to transform Detroit’s infamous Grand River Avenue into a creative hub that attracts: tourists, artists, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors alike. The Grand River Creative Corridor is a designated project of P.A.S.S.E.S., a Michigan-based 501C(3) non-profit organization.

More information can be obtained by visiting www.grccdetroit.com.

Thank you to all of our volunteer artists:

FINE ARTISTS:

Sydney G. James (GRCC Outdoor Gallery Coordinator)

Christopher Batten, Clifton Perry, Sabrina Nelson, Halima Cassells, Alonzo Edwards, Lamar Sanders, Deandre Norman (Carpentry Artist)

GRAFFITI ARTISTS:

Sintex, Ramen, Kosek, Iges, Kobie Solomon, MALT BrownBag Detroit, Tead, Monster Steve, Four Eyes, Lusher, Forte, Yogurt, Pappsatt (Group of 3 artists from Germany), Deco, RAWR, Stori, Fluff, Havek, Daelyn Barkholz (9 year-old muralist), Melo, Ayem, Lokey, Head, Loaf.

Please let us know if we forgot anyone...Thanks!

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PRESS:

VIDEO from WXYZ-TV Channel 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScVCwwJlv3Y

CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS INTERVIEW & ARTICLE: http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120809/FREE/308099993/a-section-of-grand-river-ave-seeks-revival-with-help-of-an-old-urban

CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS- "This Week In Crain's" New Report:

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120803/FREE/307279999/this-week-in-crains-aug-3-2012

DETROIT FREE PRESS: http://on.freep.com/grandriverart

HUFFINGTON POSTt: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/17/grand-river-creative-corridor-4731-sintex_n_1677275.html

EXAMINER: http://www.examiner.com/article/grand-river-beautification-project-kicks-off-with-barbecue-lunch?cid=rss

WDIV Local 4 News: http://www.clickondetroit.com/community/Graffiti-artist-volunteers-revitalize-neighborhood-between-Rosa-Parks-Boulevard-Warren-Avenue/-/2207168/15529556/-/652djhz/-/index.html

MICHIGAN CHRONICLE: http://www.michronicleonline.com/index.php/local/community/6973-street-artists-launch-art-corridor-to-make-over-15-buildings-along-grand-river

DC3- DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL: http://blog.detroitdesignfestival.com/street-artists-launch-art-corridor-to-make-over-15-buildings-along-grand-river/

PBS Blog: http://blog.art21.org/2012/07/27/detroits-artistic-opportunities/

STREET INTERVIEW from community resident: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLTldZf2o8g&feature=player_embedded

EXAMINER: http://www.examiner.com/article/grand-river-creative-corridor-s-first-art-walk-is-a-success

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY: School of Medicine Volunteer Day

http://prognosis.med.wayne.edu/article/aesculapians-honor-society-community-cleanup-day-is-oct-6-in-detroit

AFTER 5 DETROIT:

http://after5detroit.com/play/places?id=2817

DETROIT REGIONAL NEWS HUB:

http://blog.thedetroithub.com/2012/10/02/revitalization-can-start-with-art-and-graffiti-art-is-making-it-happen-on-grand-river-avenue/

EXAMINER: WSU med students clean up Grand River

http://www.examiner.com/article/wsu-med-students-clean-up-grand-river

CBS NEWS: Wayne State Students Give Facelift To Stretch Of Grand River

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/10/06/wayne-state-students-give-facelift-to-stretch-of-grand-river/

OAKLAND PRESS: Volunteers to clean up Grand River Avenue on Saturday

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2012/10/04/news/local_news/doc506df5258e201615421799.txt
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  • Drove through as all the art seemed to be right by the street. All different kinds of art, from art on buildings to art on signs. Very detailed designs...amazing what people can do with cans of...  more »
  • We drove through here and we were absolutely amazed at the beautiful murals. We started at the bead museum and worked our way toward downtown. We decided to turn around to get a better look at a few.....  more »

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