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By Detroit is Burgeoning (anonymous) | Posted July 24, 2013 at 10:21:28

Out of the ashes of a financial apocalypse rises Detroit's burgeoning arts scene.

On Thursday the financial difficulties of the city came to a head as officials filed for bankruptcy protection.

The slow burn of a failing economy slowly gutted some of the most affluent neighbourhoods leaving behind abandoned wastelands. Residents made a mass exodus to the suburbs leaving the downtown a shell of the American powerhouse it once was.

Now that the city is laid bare, artists have come from around the country to roost and flourish in cheap city living. Traditionally, artist communities thrive in impoverished areas turning their surroundings into funky ghettos.

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