A number of beautiful and distinctive outdoor sculptures dot the streets and buildings of Wyandotte. These sculptures preserve the memory of the people and events important to Wyandotte’s history. Most of these sculptures have been donated by various organizations and artists, such as the Gwen Frostic Sculpture donated by Western Michigan University. Other sculptures include a statue of a Wyandot Indian family, a totem pole, and a Purple Heart Memorial honoring the deaths of the Michigan military personnel in World War II. The booklet “If Monuments Could Talk” by Nancy Wesser preserves the details and significance of each of these sculptures.
Wyandotte Street Art
The annual Wyandotte Street Art Fair is a more than 50-year-old tradition. The fair, which has national notoriety, features the work of artists from every state and Canada. This fair guarantees the quality of the artwork on display by exhibiting only artwork that has been elected for representation at the fair. In addition, the fair provides a fun event for children and families by including food, entertainment, and other events for those who attend. The event, which covers six blocks in the city, runs for three days, allowing art enthusiasts and others to enjoy fine work and relaxation in the middle of summer.