Public Alley behind the “Z” Parking Garage.
This project definitely falls into the Creative Built Environment category. A public alley has been transformed into a public art gallery – while still function as a public alley. Bedrock Real Estate, in conjunction with the Library Street Collective in Detroit. Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Real Estate company has turned this into an inviting walkway with commissioned artwork installed along the way. Recently Shepard Fairey installed several installations while in town. One of his murals will become the background for a new open air bar that will be in an alcove along the alley. Unusual benches provide spaces to sit along the way. Another thinking-outside-the-box project transforming downtown Detroit. I am looking forward to future additions.