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The 25 Best Art Neighborhoods in the World

Corktown

Location: Detroit

Notable Galleries: Detroit Artists Market, C Pop Gallery

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Patti Smith and David Byrne recently extolled Detroit as the next mecca for artists who want to Get Shit Done. The influx of young people here is happening in Corktown, which is both Detroit's oldest neighborhood and the city's rising star. Abutting the downtown area and the College for Creative Studies, Corktown's tight community is informed by ideas both old and vibrantly new-an explosion of DIY culture has positioned the neighborhood as one of the most-forward thinking in the USA, at a time when the city faces deep economic crises.

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