Art abounds in Live6 neighborhood

This Detroit Fibre Arts installation has been drawing attention on the median in Livernois for quite a while now. Photo from ModelD
This Detroit Fibre Arts installation has been drawing attention on the median in Livernois for quite a while now. Photo from ModelD

As the neighborhoods around University of Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus re-energize, they start to develop a vibe all their own. People are noticing.

In the most recent edition of the online Detroit-neighborhoods-focused ModelD, writer David Sands looks at all the art — both public and for sale in galleries — dotting Livernois between Eight Mile and the Lodge Freeway. And Detroit Mercy’s Live6 is right at the center.

A new initiative — called the Detroit Neighborhood Arts Project or DNA Project — will begin several installations later this year and a new association of art galleries is trying to promote the area as an arts hub.

“Hopefully,” says Live6 Arts Coordinator Ajara Alghali in the article, “the processes, partnerships and projects that define the DNA Project will help create a destination for the arts and creative entrepreneurship that celebrates the identity and assets of the neighborhood.”

Read the whole article here.

 

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