To be added to the archive artworks must be located in the Michigan cities of Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park. Sculptures must be located in a publicly accessible outdoor space, murals must be located on an exterior surface, and installations must have been created with artistic intention. Artworks must be constructive to the environment they inhabit and must be minimally commercial or self-promotional.



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