Public Art for the Cass Avenue Bridge in Detroit, Michigan

  • Commissioning Entity: Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Budget: $200000
  • Open Date: 01/10/2022
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 02/28/2022

Brief Description

The Cass Avenue bridge, part of the I-94 Modernization Project, is in Midtown, one of Detroit’s most dynamic and evolving districts. Midtown includes the Cass Corridor and Woodward Avenue, home to cultural and educational institutions such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the College for Creative Studies, the C.H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and Wayne State University. New Center north of I-94, a medical research and technology district, includes Tech Town and the Henry Ford Medical Center as well as Wayne State University facilities.

Project Goals:

– Artwork should invite and encourage pedestrian movement across the bridge.
– Design should activate the space and draw people to it, creating a memorable destination.
– Artist(s) and/or teams are open to gaining inspiration through innovative community engagement.