The Rebirth of the Avenue of Fashion
I have followed the Art + Retail on the Ave project very closely and I am so excited that it will soon be a reality. The project includes art projects, permanent retail, pop-up retail, and community events.
20 artists from around the world and 12 Detroit-area retailers will take part in the Livernois Avenue revitalization project. Some of the artist come from as far as England and as close as the local neighborhood. You can read more information about the project and the winners on Revolve Detroit’s website.
Out of all the winners, the one I am most excited about is the upscale resale shop Thrift on the Avenue. I can already tell that it will be a hit with the community.
Detroit Art in Progress
I was in the area a few days ago and my excitement level went through the roof when I saw a partly finished mural on the wall of one of the storefronts. I can’t wait to see the finished work.
And imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon one of the winning artists while on my stroll down the avenue. I greeted the young artist and asked where she was from. She stated that she was from Los Angeles. I congratulated her on being selected to take part in the project and wished her well.
I will be attending the grand opening, so be sure to check back for my post on the event. I will be sure to take lots of pictures.
What do you think about the revitalization project?