The Next Idea
Take an abandoned, unloved alley.
Clear away the trash and debris, and then turn artists loose with their paint and brushes to transform those alleys and, in turn, the neighborhood.
Jason Ostro did just that.
The Michigan-born artist cleaned up the area around his Los Angeles art gallery, the Gabba Gallery.
The Gabba Alley Project L4 is four decaying alleys transformed into works of art.
Now he's launched the Gabba Alley Project Detroit, recently painting his first mural in an alley in Detroit's Midtown.