What it looks like roller skating surrounded by skyscrapers in Downtown Detroit’s new Midway
The Monroe Street Midway outdoor recreation area is now officially open. Monroe Street Midway is located right by Campus Martius Park and Cadillac Square at the corner of Monroe St. and Randolph. It features the city’s only outdoor roller skating rink, four half-court basketball courts and one multi-use sports court. I wanted to do something that was dynamic that moved with Jessica’s words.”Monroe Street Midway opened today and will run through September. RollerCade is the oldest continuously opened, Black-owned roller rink in the city and one of the oldest in the country, opening in 1955.mlive.com
Monroe Street Midway opening Memorial Day weekend in Downtown Detroit
A few months ago, Bedrock launched the Monroe Street drive-in theater in Downtown Detroit. But for this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the company will be turning the site into what it is calling it the “Monroe Street Midway.” This summer, this newest attraction is the midway roller rink.
Midway opening in heart of Downtown Detroit with huge outdoor roller rink, basketball courts, art, DJs
Monroe Street Midway is set to open this Friday, May 28 and run through this Fall. Southwest Detroit’s RollerCade is partnering with Bedrock to operate the city’s only outdoor roller rink. RollerCade is the oldest continuously opened, Black-owned roller rink in the city and one of the oldest in the country, opening in 1955. Contemporary artist Olivia Guterson and poet Jessica Care Moore will collaborate to create a large painted wall mural inside the Monroe Street Midway. PARKINGBedrock is offering free, four-hour parking validations for guests that make a purchase at the Monroe Street Midway.mlive.com
New mural on Detroit’s west side promotes solidarity
DETROIT – Well-known local artist Sheefy McFly put the finishing touches on a mural Friday. The mural, painted on the side of Flamingo Vintage, located near the intersection of Junction Avenue and Vernor Highway, was made to promote solidarity. The team behind the mural said the goal is to keep the conversations and movement active. A socially-distanced block party will take place Friday at 4 p.m. to unveil the mural. RELATED: Uniquely Detroit: Artist Sheefy McFly brings love to the city through his artMcFly has painted multiple murals across Metro Detroit.
Detroit marks removal of 100,000th illegal graffiti tag in the city
DETROIT - The battle against illegal graffiti in Detroit hit a major milestone Thursday when the city marked the removal of the 100,000th illegal tag. Turner, lovingly known as Sheefy McFly, is a professional mural artist working for Detroit as a part of a beautification project to deter vandalism. Now that the graffiti was cleared from the viaduct, Turner will transform it with abstract art. Turner said the Detroit Beautification Project could start an artistic renaissance in Detroit. RELATED: Detroit police arrest artist hired by city to paint muralsYou can see more of Turner's work and upcoming events here.
Charges dropped against Detroit artist Sheefy McFly
click to enlarge Emad RashidiSheefy McFly. The arresting officers called for backup and, when requested by Turner, they reached out to City Walls coordinator Zachary Meers who had approved the artist's permit. "Like, they will shoot me or they will beat me and I'm gonna still go to jail.Turner spent 24 hours in a detainment facility following his arrest. According to the, he is scheduled to appear in court on July 3 to resolve the outstanding traffic violation. Stay on top of Detroit news and views.metrotimes.com
Uniquely Detroit: Artist Sheefy McFly brings love to the city through his art
Detroit artist Sheefy McFly recently captured international headlines due to a "misunderstanding," but his art is easily understood. Tashif "Sheefy McFly" Turner was recently hired by the city of Detroit to create a mural along 7 Mile Road. He was hired by the city of Detroit as part of a beautification project to deter vandalism. (More on this story here)McFly has murals around the city. Watch Alex Atwell's Uniquely Detroit feature story in the video player above, followed by Tati Amare's interview with McFly in-studio.