More Love for the Motor City: Does Detroit Have the Best Street Art and Best Art Museum?

More Love for the Motor City: Does Detroit Have the Best Street Art and Best Art Museum?

Detroit Best City for Street Art 2024

Last week we highlighted a USA Today 10best Reader’s Choice poll that had two Detroit museums in the running for Best Science Museum and Best Music Museum. A new round of polls, this time focused on art, was recently posted and the Motor City has finalists in two categories there as well! The current polls are looking for the Best Small Town Art Scene, Best Sculpture Park (we’ll get to the Michigan nominees there in our next post), Best Immersive Art Experience, Best City for Street Art, Best Art Museum, and Best Arts District. Detroit is one of 20 finalists to be named the Best City for Street Art, and the Detroit Institute of Arts is a finalist to be named as the Best Art Museum. Today we will take a look at both contests, and link to voting pages. These contests run through February 19th and you can cast one vote per day in each contest.

Detroit Street Art Hulk

The Reader’s Choice Poll calls out a few specific spots in Detroit to look for street art: “You don’t have to leave your car to take in works of art in Motor City. Detroit’s Grand River Creative Corridor stands out as a highlight with nearly 100 murals between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Warren Avenue. Ride the Detroit People Mover on its 2.9-mile loop to take in the Art in the Stations’ collection of 13 mixed-media displays.” We love walking around downtown, at the Eastern Market, and in the Dequindre Cut. It’s early, but as of this writing Detroit was in 10th place. The Motor City trails Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Baltimore, Boston, Atlanta, and others. Cast your vote today for Detroit for Best City for Street Art!

The Detroit Institute of Arts finds itself up against some of the best-known museums in the country in a race to be named Best Art Museum in the U.S. From 10best: “Housed within a Beaux-Arts building, the Detroit Institute of Arts maintains a collection of more than 65,000 works — among the largest and most comprehensive in the United States. Visitors can enjoy human creativity from across the globe as they explore more than 100 galleries, including the Center for African American Art, one of the first collections devoted to African American art at a major museum.” This stunning building in downtown Detroit is currently in seventh place, trailing museums in Tulsa, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, and Chicago. Cast a vote for the DIA today!