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PHOTOS: Local artist dots Ann Arbor with whimsical pieces

For over a decade, David Zinn has been creating impromptu, temporary street art across the Ann Arbor area. With nothing more than some chalk and charcoal, Zinn is able to transform ordinary objects - sidewalk cracks, street curbs, light fixtures - into whimsical, visually deceptive pieces of art.

Recently, Zinn completed a permanent mural on S. Fifth Ave., near Liberty St, which features Gene Kelly from his iconic scene in "Singin' in the Rain."

Zinn's new mural on an underground parking garage entrance on the west side of S. Fifth Ave., near Liberty St.
Credit David Zinn / Facebook
Zinn's new mural on an underground parking garage entrance on the west side of S. Fifth Ave., near Liberty St.

Zinn's work has gained international recognition through his Facebook page, UK Huffington Post, and various other media outlets.

Provided is a sample of our favorite pieces.

- Ari Sandberg, Michigan Radio Newsroom