Detroit is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a new mural from a local Detroit artist.
The mural, which features three Black Hawks riding horses in a scene reminiscent of a horsefight, is part of a series of murals created by Detroit artists Black Hawk.
Black Hawk has been working in the Detroit area for more than three decades.
He is credited with creating the iconic “Black Hawk” murals, which are now in the hands of Detroit businesses, including the Blackhawk Industrial, which is owned by the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The murals are part of the Black Hawks Black Hawk Industry Improvement Program, which aims to increase the community’s economic and cultural life by improving the quality of life and creating new opportunities for Detroiters.
“It is so important for our city to have a thriving mural program and for our community to have something to celebrate that we’ve been able to create,” said Black Hawk President Mike Jones.
“There are so many people in Detroit who have been in this industry for so many years and that is something that we would like to continue and continue to help to enhance the image of our city,” he added.
The Detroit Institute has funded and installed murals at the Detroit Lions and Detroit Pistons arenas in recent years.
Jones said he is pleased that the mural is coming to Detroit, saying that “there are so few other places in the city that have the opportunity to create something that is meaningful.”
In addition to murals and other art, the Detroit Black Hawks Industrial also provides jobs, including some to people who have left Detroit to seek better jobs in other cities.
The Black Hawks have been working with the Institute for a year to get a mural completed in Detroit.
Jones says the mural will go on display at the Blackhawks factory in the future.
“This is an opportunity for us to help build our community and to bring a sense of pride to our community,” he said.