Driving down Woodward Ave. into the city, you might notice a building that is itself a piece of art. The dramatic black building adorned with the phrase "EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT" in white neon lights is a showstopper. The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) has some of the most exciting installations in the city and this is one you have to see.

They currently have an outdoor exhibit that is like walking into a whimsical fairytale land. 

The installation is the combination of the work of two artists. One is a movable replica of the home that the artist grew up in. In the "lawn" of that house, there's Robolights Detroit

It's a fantastical installation that combines bright colors, unexpected materials, and twinkly lights overhead. 

You enter through a Pepto-Bismol-pink arch covered with lights that prep you for the transformative experience inside. Prepare yourself when you walk in because there's about to be a lot of sights to take in. 

Some of the most unique items that were transformed into whimsical sculptures include a merry-go-round with toilets on top and a life-size dinosaur eating a Mickey Mouse stuffed animal.

This is a site-specific installation which means it was made just for this Detroit location. You won't see anything like this anywhere else!

The suggested admission fee to the museum is $5. 

Robolights originated in Palm Springs, CA, where it was constructed over decades of additions and creativity. The original lot was overflowing with art and the artist decided to send it across the country. 

Our city has so much vibrant art to offer. Everywhere you look there are murals and artists trying to spread their work. 

If you love this exhibit, you can go over to the Heidelberg Project or see what events are happening at Lincoln Street Art Park

Part of Detroit's charm comes from bright, cheerful art being everywhere you turn. Check out this corner of the city to see the most vibrant art around. 

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

Price: $5 admission donation

Hours: Closed Monday; Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday, Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Address: 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI

Why You Need To Go: This beautiful and chaotic display is such a good way to brighten up an afternoon. If you're sick of the gloomy winter, then you won't find more color in the city than at this exhibit. 

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