Celebrating Hispanic heritage through art
Today marks the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month and as we begin to celebrate the rich Hispanic culture here in the community we want to shine a light on some of Detroit’s magnificent murals. The artwork draws visitors from across the country and the world to our city. One artist is celebrating the Hispanic culture through his own vibrant murals he has created throughout the area, and in particular Southwest Detroit.
Check out how the DIA is bringing art to your neighborhood
The DIA is working to make art more accessible by bringing it directly to your town. Garling said the program started in 2018 as another way for the DIA to help people have meaningful experiences with art. Their goal is to work with the community to create public art that reflects the interests and unique stories of each town. For this project, Garabedian was able to work with a Clawson high school art teacher, and even involved local students on the project. To hear more about the DIA’s mural projects, watch the video above.
Take a tour of this artist’s impressive murals
The murals in Detroit are almost impossible to overlook, these giant paintings prominently grace the walls of buildings all over the city. Each tells a story of our community, creates connections, and pays homage to the city’s past, present, and future. Anthony Lee is a Chinese American artist who has brought his talents to the streets of his home Detroit. “When you see a wall has intention put into it you feel like it’s cared for," explains Lee. To see a few of his favorite murals and the stories behind them, watch the full video above.