30 photos from Detroit’s world-class street art boom

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Starting in 2012, a grass-roots effort that came to be known as the Detroit Beautification Project set out to get some of the biggest names in street art to come to Detroit and (literally) paint the town.

“In the grand scheme of things, it was a minimal effort that had a huge effect,” D.B.P.'s Matt Eaton says of the initial push. “The whole point was to get other people to take some sort of action and decide to do something themselves, to get off their ass and instead of criticizing, go out and show me how you would do it different.”

And that has certainly happened. It seems that Detroit is now bursting at the seams with world-class street art. Check out these 30 photos of some of the best street art around town, and read our feature story here.