Watch Where Detroit Industry Has Floundered, Art Scene Flourishes on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
Last night, the PBS Newshour featured Detroit’s incredible artists and thriving cultural scene on the national broadcast. The report is a rich, interesting and very-Detroit look at some of the world-class people who create art in Detroit and take Detroit to the world.
In Detroit, where the population has dropped by 2 million, abandoned and neglected buildings are a normal sight. But look more closely, and beautiful murals and graffiti appear everywhere. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on how artists, flocking to the city, are helping to spark the ailing economy.
From Knight Arts:
Our colleagues at Knight Arts, a program of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, work to advance arts and culture, including programs and events in Detroit and Southeast Michigan. Click here to visit “PBS showcases the Detroit arts scene,” a posting by Valerie Nahmad Schimel of Knight Arts in which they help share the good news.
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Thanks to Linda Winslow, Bo Jones and reporter Spencer Michels for their great work from DetroitPerforms, WRCJ 90.9 FM, and Detroit Public Television.