Detroit art gallery to relocate exhibits

Posted at 12:46 PM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 12:46:32-04

An art gallery aimed at fixing Detroit's urban decay is uprooting to another location after the nonprofit that owns it couldn't afford to buy the building.

The Detroit Free Press reports The Heidelberg Project's Midtown Gallery had also served as the administrative headquarters, meeting space and studio space for over eight years. A three-day farewell event for the gallery is this weekend.

City records show the building was sold in December for nearly $1.2 million to a company that plans to turn the property into residential and office space.

Heidelberg Project founder Tyree Guyton announced in August that the nonprofit would dismantle its art exhibits in an east-side neighborhood to rebuild in an undecided location. Guyton says the deconstruction is the first step toward embedding arts and culture into a new neighborhood.