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Michigan Radio Picture Project: ArtPrize and Detroit Design Festival

Hip Hop duo Passalacqua in front of the Detroit Institute of the Arts checking out part of the 4 mile long hopscotch course the was created during the Detroit Design Festival.
Doug Coombe
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Michigan Radio Picture Project

Michigan Radio’s Picture Project is an experimental blog and forum for photographs that address Michigan people, places, events, and issues.

See the site for new features on Grand Rapids ArtPrize 2012 and Detroit Design Festival 2012.

Now in its fourth year, ArtPrize is an open art competition sprawling across downtown Grand Rapids--in galleries, on the street, and all over the city.

The Detroit Design Festival features the work of Southeast Michigan's creative community through fashion shows, lectures, and studio tours.

Photographer Doug Coombe captured the events as they happened.

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Credit Doug Coombe / Michigan Radio Picture Project
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Michigan Radio Picture Project
Mr. Weekend by Mike Simi, a repurposed robotic arm from a Chrysler plant at the Kendall College of Art and Design.

To see more galleries of Michigan photos--ranging from the State Fair to the Labor movement--visit The Michigan Radio Picture Project.

- Jordan Wyant, Michigan Radio Newsroom

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