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Minature golf course becomes latest addition to Imagination Station

The Imagination Station continues to grow in the shadow of the Michigan Central Station, adding a miniature golf course last weekend.

A sculpture class from Lawrence Technological University spear-headed the project, creating what's being billed as an "Urban Put Put : Detroit Mini Golf" course on the corner of 14th and Dalzelle streets overlooking Roosevelt Park. The Imagination Station is a public-art project taking place in two blighted houses turned into art between the miniature golf course and the Roosevelt Hotel.

"We were thinking in terms of functional sculptures," says Steve Coy, assistant professor of art & design at Lawrence Technological University who helped organize the project. "It's fun to have and fun to play on."

The Lawrence Tech class started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $2,000 to build the miniature golf course. It has raised $2,725 as of Monday afternoon and there are still two weeks left to collect donations. Coy expects to need those extra days to finish covering the costs of the project.

"We're definitely going to need more money," Coy says. "We're hoping the Kickstarter will continue to grow."

For information on the project, click here.

Source: Steve Coy, assistant professor of art & design at Lawrence Technological University
Writer: Jon Zemke

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