#rubofest2014. For the past 27 years the Romero family has kept up the tradition of gathering in southwest Detroit on an empty lot to celebrate family and the neighborhood. Several bands play, old friends reunite and neighbors get to know eachother. #southwestdetroit #theporcelaindollcollection #rubofest #detroitlove #detroit
Detroit Recess Day 2014. “It gives me memories of being at the beach when I was little,” says Janella Douglas, 9 while playing in the sand downtown Detroit. 360 kids from 9 Detroit Schools came to Campus Martius for the third annual Recess Day bringing awareness to the importance of physical activity and play. #detroitlove #detroit #recessday #instituteforpopulationhealth #detroitdepartmentofhealthandwellness #campusmartius #aetna #beaumont #quickenloans #detroitlions
Sunday browsing @dittodittobooks @trinosophes. Next month they’ll begin work on a new storefront space at 1548 Trumbull Ave. in Corktown. Throughout the month of June DittoDitto Bookshop will host a June Festival. Thursday-Sunday evenings: poetry, music, films, and happy hours! #detroit #detroitlove #bookshop #trinosophes
Shark Toof a contemporary artist from Los Angeles photographed in front of a mural he completed this past week end on Division street at the Eastern Market.
“This process keeps me alive. It is my contribution to give to the people. The art come from a childhood place. This work taps into that. It says I exist,” says Shark Toof adding that he hopes that his artwork belongs to that category of things that stop you during the day taking you away from your routine for a moment.
Sharks is a theme that the artist explores painting them in various locations and individually designing each one with keeping the integrity of the building in mind.
Shark Toof was in Detroit for a gallery opening at Inner State Gallery featuring a new body of work, “I’m Shark Toof, Who The Hell Are You?”
The show runs through June 24. #sharktoof @shark_toof #detroit #detroitlove #innerstategallery #streetart #graffiti #mural #paint #easternmarket @inner_state #1xRUN @detroitfreepress
Allie Sherman holds her one month old daughter Evalyn as Shavon McKerchie and her son Gabriel McKerchie, 10 all of Sault Ste. Marie plant a tree as part of the Hantz Farms project on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
Close to a thousand volunteers planted 15,000 saplings on several blocks on the east side of Detroit. #detroitlove #detroit #hantzfarms #hantz #trees #baby #DFP @detroitfreepress
Mark and his family tried to fend off foreclosure of their house on the northeast side of Detroit, offering to buy it from the bank after scraping up $8,000. Since then they lost it and are now staying across the street, in a decrepit duplex they fixed up. They are hoping to buy their little house back. Its on the market for $4900 but they do not have the money as they had to fix the home they moved into. #detroit #detroitlove #foreclosure #home #lawn