Detroit artist Renee Dooley, 38, pets her dog as her husband
Matthew Breneau, 37, also an artist, tells their
daughter Pearl Dooley, 2, right, to finish breakfast as their other daughter
Irene Dooley, 6, sits nearby at their home in Detroit on January 20, 2004. In
1990 the couple bought their run-down house in the Art Center, one of the neighborhoods
in Detroit, a formerly deteriorating and now up-and -coming Detroit enclave.
Residents are attracted to area's cultural offerings, proximity to downtown
and funky ambience.