MURALS IN THE MARKET RETURNS SEPTEMBER 13TH - 22ND!
Murals in the Market continues to enhance the Eastern Market experience and the district’s transformation into a must-see destination for arts, as well as food, in Detroit. For the past six years, 1xRUN and the company’s fine art gallery, Inner State, have curated and produced more than 100 murals in Eastern Market alone and over 200 murals throughout the city of Detroit. With the creation of these murals, each area has seen a significant visual impact on the surrounding neighborhood as well as increased traffic, additional economic development, and increased safety.
In addition to creating new murals, Murals in the Market also hosts many events during the festival including panel discussions, artists dinners, meet and greet opportunities, site-specific installations, block parties, nightime events that coordinate with Eastern Market After Dark, and more! Murals in the Market is more than an international mural festival, it’s a creative platform that inspires and encourages community engagement using public art as a vessel.
"The Eastern Market-based street art festival will return this fall on Sept. 13, expanding from nine days to 10 days of painting and programming – including two Saturdays for the first time. The festival also will add a block party to its roster of auxiliary events like discussion panels and cultural tours.
Now in its fourth year, the festival has made a splash in the historic outdoor market with over 120 murals painted by local and international talent in just three years — a density of street art unrivaled by any other Detroit neighborhood.
There’s so much to see, in fact, that a new pocket-sized map produced by the fest documents each mural by location and name of artist — an often-elusive piece of info for casual observers.
An initial run of 10,000 free maps are available for pick-up at Eastern Market businesses as well as corporate headquarters for the market at 2934 Russell Street.
We wanted to "create a physical piece that people can pick up, take around the neighborhood and interact with the murals on a deeper level,” says 1xRun CEO Jesse Cory.
Cory teased that the family reunion-themed block party scheduled for Sept. 15 will be an all-day affair with live performances by both local and national talent centered in funk, soul and hip-hop genres."
Check out the entire press release here!