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THE HEIDELBERG PROJECT
February 10, 2010

I have been to visit Tyree Guyton and his Heidelberg many times over the last twenty years. It is my "go to place" when out of town company visits our city. During Thanksgiving 2009 weekend, I scheduled a fun Detroit day and again brought down my family. After a visit to the Avalon Bakery, we drove to HP. Tyree greeted us warmly and invited my son, Zak to paint a polka dot on his house. Huge honor! We took lots of photos and felt like it was a real big honor to be present during this historical opportunity. My guests were blown away by the experience of visiting this living and breathing tribute to creativity. As much as I love it and appreciate the artful and political statements he makes, I have to say, having my son be part of this Detroit legacy will never leave my soul. Thank you to Tyree, Sharon and all the other artists who are inspired by outsider art...Heidelberg is a gift our city gives to everyone who takes the time to really see Detroit.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Driving from desolate to colorful, from crack house to cranberry polkadots and vaccum cleaner cemetary... I am personally inspired and my spirits are always elevated after a trip downtown to visit HB

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing Tyree create the space and watching children with huge eyes of wonder acknowledge its beauty

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Full of heart!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Subsidize artist internship programs in the Detroit schools. Art Tour bus opportunities... from various locations... with a video of Tyree talking about his work - books, brochures, commercials on tv.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Donor & Visit and bring visitors, photograph the site and become inspired!.