DETROIT -

The Heidelberg Project in Detroit has launched a 30-day campaign to raise $15,000 to clean up and transform the site of a house that burned earlier this month.

The Obstruction of Justice house, one of the longest standing works of art by Detroit artist Tyree Guyton, was destroyed May 3 in a suspected arson fire.

The house was created in 1995 in protest to the 1991 demolition of the two-block outdoor art scene that was ordered by then Mayor Coleman Young.

The organization says they need funds to excavate the site, remove debris, secure the structure, and make safety upgrades.

The campaign, titled “Art from the Ashes: Reclaiming the Canvas,” is being run online through the crowdfunding website Indiegogo.

To donate, click here.

IMAGES: Heidelberg Project house burns

Published On: May 03 2013 07:34:35 AM EDT   Updated On: May 03 2013 07:58:16 AM EDT

A house in the Heidelberg Project on Detroit's east side burned early Friday morning.

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