LINCOLN STREET ART PARK
TEACHING REUSE THROUGH ART
Established in 2011, the Lincoln Street Art Park (a program of GLS) is an untraditional sculptural park built on a formerly abandoned industrial site. Today there are a number of unique, large-scale sculptural pieces located there including Frank the Dino, a 40-foot tall dinosaur that was originally shown at Detroit Electronic Music Festival, as well as Nest, a four-foot tall sculpture built of discarded guitar and mandolin strings, among many other pieces.
As new generations are attracted to these vibrant urban settings, they hope to explore and learn from their predecessors and to create new sites, reflective of their experiences. Thoughtful strategy and creative place making help guide this process of urban renewal, which results in stronger neighborhoods, tighter community bonds and a sense of ownership.
The Lincoln Street Art Park is an evolving art project where students and the broader community come to engage and explore.
Tours include information about the building and how the facility is used by the community. Students explore the Recycle Here! drop-off area and learn about the items that are accepted and how they get reused or recycled.
By visiting the recycling center, students learn how they can make changes in their home life to reduce their impact on the environment.
Groups visit the Lincoln Street Art Park to learn how the process of “reuse” has been used to clean up an illegal dumping spot and transformed into an art park and community gathering space.
INTERESTED IN USING THE LINCOLN STREET ART PARK FOR AN EVENT?
For information about groups volunteering at the Lincoln Street Art Park please fill out the Group Volunteer Interest Form.