The Heidelberg Project

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  • Address: 3600 Heidelberg St., Detroit, MI 48207, United States., 48207
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3139746894
  • Fax: +1-3139746896
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Educational Site, Entertainment, Exhibition , Social, Arts, Art Dealers And Galleries

The Heidelberg Project is an art, community and environmental education program that teaches the value of environment and community.  Created by artist Tyree Guyton and his grandpa Sam Mackey who transformed the shambled streets in the neighbourhood  into a massive art environment converting vacant lots into lots of art and abandoned houses into gigantic art sculptures. 

Basically junk is turned around to create instruments or music makers or some art installation. Walk through the awe inspiring blocks to feel how a neighbourhood can be transformed to something so amazing. 

Throughout the year various workshops are conducted. For example The Heidelberg Project’s One 313 workshop series – a pilot program to engage the youth through the summer while also connecting people from different backgrounds.

Prearranged group tours are conducted to take you through the Heidelberg Project.

How to Reach The Heidelberg Project

  • Bus No. 012 stops at Mount Elliott & Elba PA
  • Bus No. 31 stops at Mack & Ellery

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  • The Heidelberg Project Address: 3600 Heidelberg St., Detroit, MI 48207, United States., 48207
  • The Heidelberg Project Contact Number: +1-3139746894
  • The Heidelberg Project Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit The Heidelberg Project(preferred time): 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Heidelberg Project: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 16.37% of people who visit Detroit include The Heidelberg Project in their plan

  • 40% of people start their The Heidelberg Project visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see The Heidelberg Project

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Heidelberg Project

People normally club together Sweetest Heart Of Mary Roman Catholic Church and Belle Isle Park while planning their visit to The Heidelberg Project.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

The Heidelberg Project Reviews & Ratings

  • This seems like a great way for a neighborhood to reclaim its "junk" and manufacture it into art. The woman at the Yellow House is quite fun to talk to and the stuff is certainly interesting to look at. We spent a total of, maybe, 30 minutes here.

  • I found this art exhibit town to be one of my favourite things about Detroit! So much visual interest and things to say. It’s a fun way to get out for the afternoon.

  • Extremely cool setting and cultural point of interest, and very important to see. This is an amazing art installation the size of several blocks! The old materials, the surreal visuals, the social commentary, really an eye-opening place to spend time. Highly recommended!

  • I am usually very Pro to anything that is art and no profit especially if it’s made with your heart. Unfortunately i didn’t have the best experience meeting the founder which came off very arrogant and it wasn’t pleasant. The project is very cool and unique, definitely something you’d want to check it out.

  • it’s quite unique, not a normal place you can find often. interesting history and meaning behind the project, but I found it’s easily get lost in understanding some of the objectives

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