Join us on Saturday, August 26th for Detroit LIVE at Heidelberg!

Detroit LIVE at Heidelberg

POWER Entertainment and The Heidelberg Project will be hosting a free block party, showcasing Detroit’s best musical talent alongside featured art, fashion, small business, entrepreneurs, community, special children’s activities and great local eats. All are welcome to attend! 

Detroit LIVE is also celebrated as part of Thirty Months of Heidelberg – 30 consecutive months, beginning August 2015, celebrating the 30-year journey of the HP through a unique series of photo/video vignettes, educational announcements and articles, partnership events, exhibitions and community celebrations.


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Detroit LIVE, by POWER Entertainment is an event celebrating Detroit Music, Art, Fashion, Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Creatives and Community in the Metro Detroit Area. Our first stop will be at The Heidelberg Project. This year we collaborate with the Heidelberg Project and each year we will bring people together in a new neighborhood! 

Produced by POWER Entertainment and The Heidelberg Project

POST-CARD series by R.J. + Rebecca opens at the POST-HAB gallery June 22nd

RJ + Rebecca POST-CARD series

POST-CARD series by R.J. + Rebecca opens to the public at the POST-HAB gallery inside the Number House on Thursday, June 22nd. Stop by to see this special exhibition during regular gift shop / gallery hours, Thursday - Sunday from 12 - 5 p.m. Images in part of this series are available for purchase to support our vision for Heidelberg 3.0. 

POST-CARD series by  R.J. + Rebecca combines reclaimed paper provided by the Heidelberg Project with letterpress elements from The Alternative Press studio, now housed at the University of Michigan Library. This project is supported by the Design Lab Residency, Shapiro Library, and the University of Michigan. 

Letterpress elements and ink are from The Alternative Press letterpress studio and used with permission of the library and the press's co-founder, Ken Mikolowski. Tree images are drawn by Ann Mikolowski and Gel Pen art is by R.J. Miles. Most type was set and printed on a Chandler and Price platen press by Rebecca Chung, with some elements printed on a flatbed press by both Chung and Miles. 

Dr. Chung is a book a literary historian now studying information science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her letterpress work is also included in the Shakespeare Library and Bodleian Library. In early childhood, Chung lived in the West Village, not far away from the Heidelberg Project site, and was captivated by the Project when she returned to the city in 2012. 

Artist R.J. Miles works with pen and ink and reclaimed paper to provoke reflection on relationships among visual objects, their context, and self-representation. He is also a doctoral student in anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His inspiration and work on the "postcard" comes from reflecting on his relationship with his grandfather after learning about Tyree's relationship with his grandfather. 

POST-CARD series by R.J. + Rebecca is on view at the POST-HAB gallery through July 15th, 2017.

Questions? Please contact us by phone at (313) 458-8414 or by email at 

Heidelbergology is on view through May 13th, Number House to be closed May 14-28th

The last day to see Heidelbergology: a 30-year photo retrospective is Saturday, May 13th!

Stop by the Number House this weekend and next to see this collection of more than 100 photos from the HP archives. The Number House will be open Thursday-Saturday from 12-5 p.m. 

Just a heads up, our gift shop and gallery inside the Number House will be CLOSED May 14th - 28th. As always, the outdoor art environment will be open rain or shine!

Thank you for supporting our vision for Heidelberg 3.0

We are so inspired by our large family of supporters from all over the world who are helping to make our vision for Heidelberg 3.0 a reality. Thanks to you, we will begin phase one of the construction project this spring!

Shout out to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, our international donors in Denmark, France, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, our friends and supporters in Michigan, Maryland, Missouri, Vermont, Virginia, Kentucky, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Illinois, Washington, Florida, Georgia, and all of our other friends and supporters both near and far.

Thank you for your support in kicking off the Numbers House renovation project in part of our vision for Heidelberg 3.0!

Thank you HP supporters

It's official: We are moving out of Midtown

Yes it's true, we are leaving our Midtown home this month after more than eight years! Our building at 42 Watson served as the administrative, meeting, gallery and studio space for the Heidelberg Project and as the residence of its founder Tyree Guyton and Heidelberg Project President Jenenne Whitfield for 8.5 years. 

“Detroit is changing. It’s neighborhoods are changing and Midtown is a prime example,” said Whitfield. “When we came to the neighborhood in 2009, the buildings around us were vacant and run-down as evidenced by the building adjacent to us. The Heidelberg Project brought an energy and a creativity that certainly contributed to the new energy that the Midtown area is experiencing today. While we made an effort to purchase the building, the realities of the market are beyond the reach of our non-profit arts organization.”

WXYZ received an inside tour of our live-work space and talked to Jenenne and Tyree to get the story behind our move.

WATCH: exclusive interview with Carolyn Clifford on WXYZ

What’s Next for the Heidelberg Project

“The Heidelberg Project is Detroit‘s own,” said Whitfield. “It is an example of our city’s rich legacy of innovation and originality.  We will bring the same funky, welcoming and innovative vibe to a new neighborhood and help make that community the next hot spot in our city.

42 Watson


Join us this Friday for Steppin' Out! 
Art Sale, Open Studio + More! 
Artwork by Tyree Guyton

Friday, March 24: Artist Reception 6 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: Open Studio, Art Sale 12 - 6 p.m.
& Sunday, March 26: Closing / Disassembly 12 - 6 p.m. 

42 Watson Street, Detroit 48201 | RSVP on Facebook!

As part of our farewell to Midtown, we invite you to join us at our special event and alley exhibition called Steppin' Out, a celebratory nod to the installation next door to 42 Watson known as Giant Steps. 

“My hope is that the Midtown community will embrace and support our next step by purchasing one of the shoes,” said Tyree Guyton. “My MO is to transform blight and decay into something magical and engaging.  It was very moving for me to see so many people enjoying this installation.”

The event will also feature a meet and greet with Tyree Guyton and a tour of his studio, all to take place Friday March 25 from 6 p.m. 9 p.m. with a special guest DJ, Saturday March 26 from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Stepping Out is a collaboration between the Heidelberg Project and Inner State Galleries, Detroit’s premier gallery for local and international artists. 

Heidelberg Project announces new leadership

Detroit’s iconic Heidelberg Project announces new leadership as the organization continues toward its new vision called Heidelberg 3.0.

“The time is right for Jenenne to lead the Heidelberg Project and take this organization to the next level,” Guyton said in a statement. “Community organizing, building local and national partnerships, and helping to build a dynamic board are just a few of Jenenne’s strengths that make her the best candidate for the job. I look forward to watching our vision of creating a self-sustaining cultural village unfold.”

In addition to announcing Jenenne Whitfield's new role as President and CEO of the Heidelberg Project site, the HP welcomes four new members to join the Heidelberg Project's Board of Directors.

READ MORE from The Detroit News:

Tyree Guyton to take part in 2017 Monument Lab exhibition

Mural Arts Philadelphia announces the roster of 22 artists, hailing from Philadelphia and from locations around the world, who will create temporary public art in 10 locations across the city for Monument Lab this fall. This year’s exhibition asks participating artists to answer the question “What makes a monument in the 21st Century?”

Read more here

Photo by Steve Weinik for Mural Arts Philadelphia

Photo by Steve Weinik for Mural Arts Philadelphia

Thank you for supporting our vision for Heidelberg 3.0

Hooray - Thanks to you, we are within reach of our goal of raising $100,000 to preserve the iconic Numbers House. We are excited to share the good news with you that the new roof tarp is up at Numbers to protect the structure through winter and prepare it for renovation this spring. 

Together, we’ve raised more than $67,000 to date and with your help we can begin construction on Numbers to secure the legacy for generations! Show some love and help us spread the word about Heidelberg 3.0. Remember that you’re doubling your impact for every dollar you help us raise thanks to the Erb Family Foundation’s generous 1:1 matching support.