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Fire Up Downtown

Fire Up Downtown

U-M Students' Fire Hydrants

This is a street level cultural movement created to highlight the talents of Ann Arbor's student artists and ignite economic vibrancy downtown. Students painting fire hydrants throughout the downtown area bring art and community together!

This unique art project is sponsored by Anderson's Paint Company, TCF Bank and the downtown Ann Arbor street associations, including Main Street area, State Street area, South University area, and Kerrytown District in partnership with the Ann Arbor Public Schools Art Department and University of Michigan students.

The first round of painting involved students from Allen, Angell, King and Logan Elementary Schools, Clague Middle School and Huron High School. The second round engaged students from the University of Michigan. All student artists painted a total of 39 fire hydrants throughout the downtown area with their own designs, inspired by the work of an artist of their choosing. The students were recognized at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 19, 2004 by the State Street Area Assoc.

This project helps the downtown neighborhoods set a tone for creativity to blaze at the street level. By engaging in this project young artists are advancing the cultural progress of our community and bringing fine art to our residents and visitors.

Take a stroll in beautiful downtown Ann Arbor and enjoy the creative spirit of our young and upcoming artists.

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