The First Detroit Mural Photo Walk

I’ve spent a lot of time in Detroit, but have not had many chances to dive deeper into all the great treasures of the city. On Saturday, I took part in the first Detroit Mural Photo Walk organized by David Lingholm. I was amazed at the different murals we saw from Techtown and the North End, to the Woodbridge neighborhood and Mexicantown and the stories and passion behind each one. As with all art and expression, it’s amazing to see how each piece touches people so differently.
The Water Cycle mural - Detroit

With my love for geography and the weather, one that touched me was “The Water Cycle” mural by Marianne Audrey Burrows. It showcases Detroit and Windsor with water coming off (as vapors) and down (as rain) into the Detroit River. The use of the blue colors to depict the clouds, sky and water, made me as speechless, as any great weather art piece could.
Recycle Here - Detroit

We even had the chance to see a mural in the making as an artist was in creation mode at Recycle Here!

A stop in Mexicantown made for a great end of the day, as the stories and conversation continued to flow amongst new friends, with great food and drinks at Los Galanes.

Check out all my photos from the photo walk.

Checkout David Lingholm’s thoughts on this great journey in Mural walk brings metro Detroiters together.. Also check out some of the other stories and photos from Mike Han, Amy K. Senese, Angela Watts and Drew Wright. Already looking forward to the next one.

2 responses to “The First Detroit Mural Photo Walk

  1. Marianne Audrey Burrows

    Wow, I just saw this. I’m glad you like my murals. I was in fact also painting the other mural you saw. I’ve got that area pretty covered by now πŸ˜‰ Yeah, “The Water Cycle” is all about connectivity. Essentially the water we drink is the same water the dinosaurs drank. Weather and skies are something that truly captivate me. It’s apparent in most of my work. Happy Holidays.

  2. I love seeing anything that’s weather related. Will have to check out your works at Recycle Here! Yeah, you were just starting on one the day we were there. Happy Holidays!

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