DCLEATED Sculpture Project

cleat on a stand



City Walls, Detroit Medical Center,  Spacelab Detroit, & Visit Detroit are excited to announce a unique art installation project for the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft happening in Detroit, DCLEATED. 

The NFL Draft is a major event that attracts hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world and will be in Detroit this coming April. It is also a highly televised event, with many further millions of viewers tuning in to watch the next generation of NFL stars make their way to the professional ranks. 

For the upcoming event, Prop Art Studios fabricated twenty colossal football cleats and are looking for talented Detroit artists to customize them. Each of which chose a local & Detroit-based causes/non-profit/charity. Local artists, chosen by their communities, have partnered with local organizations for a unique project: designing custom cleats to uplift important causes they're passionate about. This exciting opportunity showcases Detroit's creativity while raising awareness and support for these community causes. These passionate artists see the cleats as canvases to tell stories and spread awareness for chosen non-profits and charities. Each design reflects the artist's vision and the cause they advocate for.

By combining artistic expression with community support, this project celebrates Detroit's talent and spirit while making a real difference.

The cleats will be displayed during the month of April 2024 in and around the heart of downtown Detroit, along with Metro Airport & City Airport. 

When the NFL Draft concludes, the cleats will be auctioned off individually at a community event held at The Godfrey Hotel in May, with all the proceeds from the sale of the cleats to benefit the local cause represented by the cleat.


Charity Artist Location


Chazz Miller Motor City Casino Hotel
Detroit Hives, Inc. Cameron Jenkins Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney
American Indian Health & Family Services Joshua Mulligan Fort Pontchatrain
Detroit Impact Andrea Slomczenski Courtyard Marriott

New Era Community Connection

Rick Williams aka Metal Feet Shinola

Kids Without Cancer

Juliana Rabban City Airport

Belle Isle Conservancy

Jess Fend MGM Casino

The Doc Dennard Fellowship

Caleb Moss Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center
Rags Remembered Wendy Popko The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel

The Children's Center

Trae Isaac DMC Children's Hopsital

Ride for Ride, Inc.

Ghostbeard Godfrey
Girl Scouts of SE MI Laura Mettam & Kay Blair Detroit Foundation Hotel

United Negro College Fund

Marlo Broughton Wayne County Airport - Evans

Gleaners Community Food Bank

Tony Whlgn® Wayne Country Airport - MAC

Project Play

Phil Simpson Huntington Place
Beyond Basics Jennifer Maples CAYMC
Teen Hype Tiera Knaff Greektown Hotel Lobby
Blight Busters Robin Speth Detroit Riverfront/Cullen Plaza

Motor City Street Dance Academy

Richie Blanko Cambria
Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance Kenyada Kelsaw (Fel'le) Ford Field