Developers take lead installing public art in downtown Detroit

Public art is becoming an increasingly common sight as developers both big and small (including Metromode's own Jon Zemke) integrate murals and sculptures into their redevelopment projects in the greater downtown Detroit area.

The Detroit News profiles Midtown-based artist Nicole Macdonald's work creating murals of the Motor City's great leaders, including her largest work to date, a billboard-sized tribute to Mary Ellen Riordan on the side of a duplex in North Corktown.

Metromode's sister publication Model D broke the story about the mural of the legendary former president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers earlier this year. Curbed Detroit and Detroit Unspun have also written about the mural at length.

Check out The Detroit News story here.
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