The Northville Art House, in partnership with the Northville DDA, City of Northville and other community organizations, integrates artworks and the ideas of artists into a variety of public settings, advancing the city’s reputation as a cultural center for innovation and creativity.
Northville Art House has acquired two sculptures from the Man in the City Sculpture Project created by Detroit-based artist and arts educator John Sauvé. The project began in 2008 with a single 43-inch flat stylized orange metal man wearing a fedora and has grown to an on-going installation of 60 sculptures located on rooftops throughout the City of Detroit, Windsor, Canada and beyond. According Sauvé, “The Man in the City Project creates a metaphor for life that transforms the skyline and encourages people to look around.” In the discovery process, one becomes aware of their own sense of place. Look for the sculptures currently located at the front of the Art House.
Made from found metal, this impressive piece by Paul Vertrees serves as both a work of art and a welcome sign to the Northville Art House at 215 W. Cady Street. The sign incorporates the Victorian-influenced design of the logo used by organization.
Paul is a former Assistant Director of Public Works for the City of Northville, who now works as an artist in the area. Local artist, Darcel Deneau, contributed to the original design of the piece.
Take a stroll through Downtown Northville and explore the richness of the charming city. Browse the shops, enjoy the restaurants and discover the art along the way.
View the Public Artwork Descriptions>> (photos coming soon)
Look for the Public Art icon on the city walking map to start your art work>>
Evidence of fairy doors from around the world can be seen with tiny doorways hidden on the inside and outside of buildings in downtown Northville. The word on the street is that after intense search for a new place to live, the fairy scouts found Northville to be the most habitable of any community with unique art, architecture and friendly and fun-loving residents.
View the fairy doors and download the map to find the 50 fairy doors around town>>