DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Four U.S. museums involved in an effort to bring art to unexpected places are teaming up on a summer photo contest.

Organizers say the #InsideOutUSA Photo Contest starts June 3 with events in Detroit, Philadelphia and Miami as well as Akron, Ohio. The contest involves documenting “Inside/Out” projects in the cities and runs through June 12. Winners will be announced June 16.

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The Detroit Institute of Arts started “Inside/Out” in 2010 and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has supported the program in recent years. The program has since expanded to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pérez Art Museum Miami and the Akron Art Museum.

How the contest works

At 6 p.m. EST on Friday, June 3, these four museums will simultaneously host public Instagram meet-ups that encourage audiences to come together and photograph the Inside/Out project in their community. The event will kick off a ten day-long #InsideOutUSA photo contest. Enter to win by Instagramming an Inside/Out photo and tagging your local museum and #InsideOutUSA. A celebrity judge from each city will choose the winning photo based on beauty and creativity.

In Detroit, the Instagram meet-up will take place at Eastern Market and the newly expanded Dequindre Cut. Meet DIA staff at Wilkins Street Plaza (corner of Wilkins St. and Orleans St.) to pick up an art-finding map, then explore the Inside/Out works in the neighborhood on your own.

The winner will receive an Inside/Out reproduction and have their photo on display at the DIA and on

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“Inside/Out” includes the installation of artwork reproductions outside. Plans call for expanding the program to other cities.

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