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. 


Over the past three years, 1xRUN and Eastern Market Corporation have produced more than 125 murals in the Eastern Market District.  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, nighttime 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.

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We at 1xRUN have produced and contributed to over 500 murals and public art activations over the last decade.  Spanning the entire globe, this work can be found anywhere from the streets of Detroit, WeWork's creative offices in Berlin, MTV's TRL Studios in Times Square, remote Islands in Mexico, and everywhere else in between.  No project is too big or too small, and our experienced team has executed at the highest levels and under the most challenging conditions.  We have built relationships with over 800 professional artists in virtually every country of the world, and our curation of talent is what we pride ourselves on.  If you have a particular style you are looking for, a project or event you would like to discuss, or an artist you would love to work with, we can help bring your ideas to life!  Please email us below to discuss you project, get a quote or learn more about what we do.

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