The Detroit Institute of Arts’ Partners in Public Art (PIPA) program is a collaboration with municipalities and organizations throughout southeast Michigan to co-create community-driven, highly visible public works of art.

This program helps people explore their sense of community through a collaborative design and creation process, producing works of public art that express the unique stories and interests of each community.

PIPA is a popular component of the DIA’s artmaking and community engagement efforts. The DIA collaborates with six communities each year on public art projects, two in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties, respectively.

If you are an artist living in Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb county who is interested in collaborating on future PIPA projects, submit your name for consideration by clicking here >


Select DIA PIPA Projects:


Completed Projects

  • Detroit - Osborn Neighborhood
  • Detroit - Hannan Center
  • Plymouth
  • Detroit - Avenue of Fashion


Completed Projects

  • Clarkston
  • Clawson
  • Lake Orion
  • Berkley
  • Rochester


Completed Projects

  • Romeo
  • Warren
  • Sterling Heights
  • Eastpointe
  • Clinton-Macomb Township
  • Utica

The application for Macomb will be posted on September 1, 2022