The Belt is a culturally redefined alley in the heart of downtown Detroit. The activation and development of the alley is a partnership between Library Street Collective and Bedrock Detroit, with public art as the driving force behind its redevelopment. This free and communal 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. Library Street Collective's 2018 iteration of Public Matter and its accompanying gallery exhibition, XERISCAPE, features artists Nina Chanel Abney, Rosson Crow, Beverly Fishman, Tschabalala Self and Wendy White.
Works by Nina Chanel Abney, Rosson Crow, Carlos Rolón, Tristan Eaton, FAILE, Shepard Fairey, Sam Friedman, Tom Fruin, Hoxxoh, Hush, Nick Jaskey, Rainer Lagemann, Patrick Martneiz, Tiff Massey, Jordan Nickel/POSE, Cleon Peterson, Jason Revok, and Vhils.