You are slightly mysterious, alluring and hauntingly beautiful, Detroit. I am beginning to extensively understand how an environment has the ability to affect your psyche. The community-minded, benign gallery scene, innovative design opportunities, community-based projects and raw industrial spaces are drawing artists and creatives of all sorts into Detroit’s vortex. Each and every community member has morphed into an eyewitness of a mecca of street art and innovational artistic quality being composed of sanctioned graffiti and edifying murals nurturing the urban landscape. Though potentially bias, I perceive the artistic talent level cultivating throughout Detroit to be notably staggering. Detroit-based painter, curator, artist and creator, Michelle Tanguay, has influenced the hearts and minds of a fanciful melange of local community members through creating murals throughout Downtown Detroit evoking profound feelings that welcome inquisitive rumination on expansiveness. I had the pleasure of joining Michelle in her Detroit studio to chitchat about her thoughts pertaining to her upcoming projects, Detroit’s abounding art scene, and everything in between.