Join us as Murals in the Market in collaboration with InsideOut Literary Arts Project presents a strolling performance from award-winning high school collective, Citywide Poets.
On Saturday, September 23, five murals will become muse for five unique, young poets – A’Janae Neal, Imani Nichelle, Eldric Laron, Aaron Mahone, and YaKuZa Moon – as they read original poems in response to and in celebration of the artwork throughout Eastern Market.
This free event will take place in front of a variety of murals, adding the element of spoken word to the ecosystem of public art.
The young poets will be presenting their original works in front of the following mural locations:
James Bullough Mural @ Orleans b/w Division + Adelaide
Zac Meers Mural @ Riopelle + Adelaide
Tylonn Sawyer Mural @ Orleans + Adelaide
Citywide Poets is a program by InsideOut Literary Arts, a nationally recognized hub of creativity for K-12 students in Detroit who are curious about exploring their worlds through the power of
This September 21st –28th , Murals In The Market will make its triumphant return to Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market as more than 50 local and international artists will be painting live throughout the
district over the course of 10 days in the third year of the city’s only international mural festival. Building upon the resounding success of the festival’s first two years, Murals In The Market will continue to expand Eastern Market’s walkable footprint, giving visitors locally and internationally a look into businesses and areas often unseen and underutilized, with more than 100 public murals strategically placed throughout the Market District. Local and national foundations and sponsors will help make 2017 the best yet, as presenting supporters, the William Davidson Foundation along with the Knight Foundation and 1xRUN will be joined by Eastern Market Corporation, Lot 40, Behr, Quicken Loans, WeWork, Montana Cans, Olukai, Detroit Jazz Festival, Brooklyn Outdoor, Aptemal, Paxahau, Recycle Here!, Thinkspace Gallery and Inner State Gallery.