this detroit exhibit literally brings art to the streets.

by liza darwin

Sure, they say home is where the heart is. And for Detroit artist Mike Kelley, his childhood house is a source of inspiration to give back to the city where he grew up.

"Mobile Homestead" is Kelley's public art exhibit-slash-personal project that aims to bring attention to the condition of Detroit today.

Kelley's created a replica of his old house in Westland, a neighborhood that once housed workers for the "Big 3" automakers (Ford. Chrysler and GM). The mobile home will make a long journey through historic parts of the city, starting in midtown and finally settling down early next year back in Westland,next to the Kelley original. There, it will act as a permanent community outreach center.

Spreading art and awareness? Talk about the best of both worlds.

Find out more about the project here.