Detroit
Michigan, USA

Make a difference. See my kids happy. Live life to the fullest. Those were some of the hopeful messages left by Detroiters on the city’s first Before I Die wall. Within a short time, the entire wall was filled with colorful messages. The location was perfect for this thought-provoking public art project. On the street, construction was underway for the new streetcar route. Whether attending a Tigers game nearby at Comerica Park, visiting the major theaters in the area, or exploring any of the renowned downtown parks and checking out the city’s new retailers and restaurants, Detroiters engaged with the wall and filled it with their hopes and dreams. This wall was a perfect reflection of the spirit that lives in Detroit and the community’s vision for a bright future.

I want to buy my mother a house.

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