+ When can I visit the Heidelberg Project?
The outdoor art environment is free and open to the public daily, from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
+ I'm planning a visit to the HP. Is it safe?
While we make every effort to maintain a reasonable level of safety within the Heidelberg Project, please use caution and common sense as you would in any large urban area. Please beware of panhandlers soliciting for donations or unauthorized tours of the Heidelberg Project. Do not leave valuables visible in your vehicle and use caution if venturing beyond the Heidelberg Project on foot. We recommend that you travel by car or by taxi.
+ How do I get to the Heidelberg Project?
The Heidelberg Project can be found by GPS at 3600 Heidelberg Street, Detroit MI, 48207.
+ Can I park on Heidelberg Street?
Yes, you are free to park on the south side (only) of Heidelberg Street. You can also find street parking on Ellery and Elba streets which are in close proximity to the HP site.
+ Can I freely walk through the HP when I visit?
Yes, you are free to take a polka-dotted stroll on your own. We do, however ask that you are respectful of the private property of our neighbors by only walking on the sidewalks and through open lots. Additionally, much of the artwork is heavily weathered. We ask that you please refrain from touching the artwork to avoid any injury.
+ Can I take photos when I visit?
Yes, as long as they are used for non-commercial purposes only as the Heidelberg Project is copyright protected by law. If you are interested in filming or taking photos for commercial purposes you will need to contact our office for approval. Please note that we will need a film request form on file to process your request.
We also ask that you do not photograph residents, including children, as it is invasive!
+ How can I learn more about the installations at the site?
Take a walking tour of the Heidelberg Project by downloading our free Mobile App for Apple and Android. If you are interested in an in-depth experience led by Heidelberg Project staff, visit our tours page to learn more about how you can book a guided tour of the Heidelberg Project.
+ What's up with all the clocks?
The clocks have become a major theme at the Heidelberg Project and we find that this is a time for us to reflect where we have been, where we are now, and where we are going.
In a more philosophical sense, the clocks parallel reference to what the great philosopher Plato said about time, which was that "time is a moving image of reality" and how Albert Einstein said that "time is an illusion." Therefore, the times painted on the clocks do not hold a particular meaning in reference to time but pose questions of: What time is it? What is your reality? What time is it for you in the world today?
+ Why is Tyree Guyton dismantling the HP?
Shortly after our official 30-year anniversary in 2016, HP founder Tyree Guyton made an announcement that he would dismantle the Heidelberg Project. At the time Tyree felt that the site had reached a peak in its current state and as a result he will be taking down some of the smaller, less prominent installations on Heidelberg street to make room for a new vision, called Heidelberg 3.0.
+ What is Heidelberg 3.0?
The HP is undergoing a major transformation as it shifts from an installation created by one man, Tyree Guyton, into a larger community-activated arts village led by many.
This is what we call Heidelberg 3.0, an idea that can foster an expansive new future for the HP that builds new alliances with artists, residents, and community stakeholders, all of whom can assist in building a new community based on the core principles of ART, EQUITY, and DIVERSITY.
+ Does Tyree Guyton exhibit works anywhere else?
Yes, Tyree Guyton has exhibited his work in Michigan, throughout the country and around the world. You can see other works by Guyton at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Visit www.tyreeguyton.com to learn more.
+ Does Tyree Guyton sell work to the public?
Yes, you can see and purchase works by Tyree Guyton by appointment. To schedule an appointment, visit www.tyreeguyton.com.