The BELT is a culturally redefined alley in the heart of downtown Detroit. Named for its physical orientation in a former downtown garment district, The BELT is located between Broadway and Library Street and links Gratiot and Grand River. The activation and development of the alley is a partnership between Library Street Collective and Bedrock Detroit.
Public Art is the driving force behind the redevelopment of The BELT. The public space is home to murals and installations by local, national and international artists. It is part of a continuous effort to ensure that artists have a space to create and engage with the public in Detroit.
The BELT also features Public Matter, a fully accessible exhibition platform curated by Library Street Collective. Public Matter features rotating outdoor exhibitions of large-scale paintings by the most recognized and celebrated names in contemporary art, with a particular focus on those artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces.
Images (from top): Works by Nina Chanel Abney, Vhils, Roids, Shepard Fairey, Dave Kinsey, Jordan Nickel (POSE), HUSH, HOXXOH, Tristan Eaton, Sam Friedman, Patrick Martinez, Cleon Peterson, and Nick Jaskey