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    Graffiti Artists from around the Lansing area and as far as Chicago, Detroit, and I heard even New York, came to this site to leave their mark on… Read More
    Graffiti Artists from around the Lansing area and as far as Chicago, Detroit, and I heard even New York, came to this site to leave their mark on this old decaying hotel. Hotel will be destroyed at the end of August. Read Less
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I read in the paper a few weeks ago that an old decrepit hotel in my hometown, Lansing, MI was up for demolition. After the bank seized the property, the chairman of that back, and the city ok'd the most wonderful project: "Creative Destruction."  The idea came from Joe Manzella, vice chairman and co-founder of Accelerate Lansing and manager of regional programs at Lansing Economic Area Partnership.  He believes it is a way to brighten up one of the citys darkest corners.And boy, was it bright!

For more on the story read here: and here: http://tinyurl.com/29yq5r4

Personally, I don't think it's "Creative Destruction," I think of this project as "Creative Rebirth."   It was an amazing experience to participate in this event, and I hope Lansing will continue to do these painting parties. And not just Lansing, but everywhere- it's a great way to bring people in the community together.

*note*  I have a feeling this building will still be a work in progress until it's knocked down. I'll keep visiting it and will post any changes.

My contribution... Heathy boy has been sitting all folded up in my studio for a very long time. I thought this would be the perfect way to part w/ him. RIP Heath Ledger!