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How Detroit is Becoming a Lasting Destination for the Arts

September 16, 2016

Gary Simmons in front Untitled installation, Culture Lab Detroit. Photo by John Froelich Courts

Source: ArtNet news

 

On July 18, 2013, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy, citing $18 billion worth of debt. Tens of thousands of properties in the city were deserted, falling victim to disrepair, arson, and demolition. Like most places with too may buildings and too few people, Detroit was—and continues to be—likened to a ghost town. The once bustling metropolis, which boasted a population of 1.86 million in 1950, had its population plummet to just 677,116 residen