Located in the heart of Detroit exists a community committed to fueling the creative spirit. Tyree Guyton started the Heildelberg Project with found objects and HBO even documented the city’s protest and destruction of his vision and the evolution of this art experience since then. Doug and I stumbled across this work of art while exploring Eastern Market one weekend. I heard about this unique Detroit landmark from one of my students at CCS and couldn’t resist seeing such an iconic creative project that serves as a metaphor for the city itself. The two blocks offer a unique, urban point of view on politics, community and the city of Detroit. A full block of houses are covered in everything from stuffed animals to coins. Sculptures grow out of the ground made of discarded doors, wandering shopping carts and painted boards. As an organic element, each summer, towering sunflowers surround the installation and this element always makes me smile. Nothing like starting off the summer with an interesting and educational stay-cation. What places have you explored in your town?