Bridging Histories, Building Futures


In 2019, the City of Detroit, in collaboration with Ford Motor Company and PlanetM, conducted the City:One Michigan Central Station Challenge with the goal of improving mobility for people living in, working in and visiting the community surrounding Michigan Central Station.

Through this effort, our team (two local artists: Freddy Diaz and Donald Calloway, Downtown Detroit Partnership, DTE) was awarded funding to pilot our idea that aims to beautify and improve the experience of using the bridge on Michigan Ave that connects Corktown to Downtown over the Lodge. Our goal with this large-scale art intervention is to create beauty, visual interest, and safety, making the trip across the overpass more pleasant.

As we kick off this project, we are seeking opportunities to gain community feedback and insight to shape the long-term installation for Spring 2021.


Get Involved

Take the Survey

Voice your feedback and ideas to shape the long-term installation of the Michigan Ave Public Art Installation, Bridging Histories; Building Futures. Survey results will be reviewed by the project team, including the local artists, Downtown Detroit Partnership and DTE to improve the final design. All survey results are anonymous. We ask for zip code as we aim to primarily engage with and impact local residents.

We would like your feedback to help shape the final phases that are reflective of the community and people who use this overpass.

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Invite Our Team To Your Community Event

Invite our team to your community event to introduce the project and answer questions. Please email if you are interested in having our team share about this project.


Tell Us What You Think

Take part in a one-on-one interview about this project, and/or recommend a few community members that we can reach out to for more information. Please email DDP if you are interested and willing to participate in a one-on-one virtual interview about this project.

For More Information, Please Contact:

The Downtown Detroit Partnership