Heidelberg Project asks for donations to 'Reclaim the Canvas'

Money will be used to transform site of house that burned down in suspected arson

By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor
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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.

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