Do you want to be a mural hunter?


Do you want to be a mural hunter?

  • Detroit ACE to host first session on how to become a mural hunter
  • Mural hunters will help document every mural in the City of Detroit
  • Register for the first information/training session at Mural Hunter information session

Detroit ACE has announced the first information session explaining how to join the team of amateur and professional photographers willing to take pictures of murals across the City as a part of the Detroit Mural City project. It will be held virtually at 5PM Tuesday, June 14. Detroit ACE announced the partnership with CANVS, an art technology company, last month. Launched in 2016 as a passion project, the CANVS Street Art app has expanded to more than 100 cities, with more than 2,000 murals identified. Detroit ACE will launch its presence on the CANVS Street Art app so that anyone can use a smartphone or mobile device to identify murals and artists wherever they find them.

At the same time, Detroit ACE will launch the Detroit Mural City Map on its website (or in July.

The site will feature:

  • Hundreds of murals already documented across the city
  • Collections of murals with similar styles and themes
  • An artist directory featuring the city's best muralists
  • A search function that makes it easy to find your favorite art and artists

Director of Arts and Culture Rochelle Riley said the initiative is part of Mayor Mike Duggan’s “Blight to Beauty” campaign promoting public art. She declared the upcoming season “the summer of Detroit murals.”

“Detroit ACE hopes to better connect residents with the talented artists who have created and will continue to create iconic murals.,” she said. “Residents and tourists will be able to create tours of murals, such as those featuring women, or all those created by their favorite artists. Imagine walking up to a mural and learning who the wonderful artist is who created it and more about the work.”

In the Tuesday information session, ACE and CANVS will share:

  • What it means to be a mural hunter on the CANVS platform,
  • What the best practices are for street art photography.
  • What the goals and rewards are for participating. The session will be held on Zoom at 5 PM Tuesday, June 14. It is free and open to the public.

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The Office of Arts, Culture, and Entrepreneurship oversees the City of Detroit’s investment in the arts. Its missions are to use arts and culture as catalysts for neighborhood growth and improvement and elevate the City’s creative workforce.