Hispanic heritage inspires mural at Saginaw bakery
SAGINAW, MI — With the stroke of a brush and paint sprayed from a can, a Detroit artist will add a touch of Hispanic heritage to the lineup of art collected as part of the Saginaw Great Mural Project. “The Jimenez family is grateful to be able to provide the best flour tortillas to our wonderful community, and with the mural on our family building, it will definitely become a Saginaw landmark of our Hispanic community,” Jimenez said. The mural will serve as the sixth piece of art coordinated through the Great Mural Project initiative in Saginaw. The Great Mural Project group formed in 2017, coordinating mural installations that reflect the region and its culture. RELATED:Saginaw gets $25,000 grant to install diversity-themed asphalt paintings in Old Town SaginawLocal artists to begin painting murals in Saginaw on Court Street in asphalt art projectmlive.com
Southwest Detroit artist creates murals to encourage minorities to vote
DETROIT – This Hispanic Heritage Month, one Detroit artist is using his talent to urge minorities to vote ahead of the November election. The young artist from southwest Detroit has an impressive following on social media, but his mural projects are about more than garnering likes. “(It) would be amazing if I could use my platform for something positive.”The first-generation Mexican American has never registered to vote before. Freddy picked a spot in Southwest Detroit for his mural, at the corner of Joy Road and Piedmont Street, to reach other minority and first-time voters. You can vote from home, and it doesn’t have to be on November 2 or 3 -- you can vote early,” Diaz said.