The Seven Wonders of Detroit

• by Julia Solis

If you had to pick, which sites would you choose for the 7 Wonders of Detroit?

Inspired by the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World (like the pyramids at Giza and hanging gardens of Babylon), we’re starting a search for outstanding places in Detroit – locations that have made an especially monumental impact and deserve celebration. We’re asking seven Detroit-based artists to select their personal “wonder”, a place that strikes them as magical and marvelous, and to share their reasons for this with us in words and images.

One suggestion so far has been Dabls’ African Bead Museum (shown above). And actually Olayami Dabls is one of the artists who will be sharing his chosen “wonder” with us soon.

Starting in the fall, we’ll present slideshows of the first entries and look forward to this as a continued project of many wonders. Please join us as we explore Detroit in search of these memorable places. What do you think should be on the list?