This September 14th-21st, 1xRUN’s Murals In The Market returns for the 5th consecutive year, bringing more than 25 local and international artists to Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market. A massive family friendly block party Family Reunion, along with the annual free arts and culture events including a tribute by Tiff Massey to legendary Detroit artist David Philpot, and Dennis McNett’s larger than life art parade, will all add to Detroit’s rich history public art for the city’s only international mural festival. 1xRUN is proud to welcome back our partners at the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation and Eastern Market Partnership to help bring this world renowned public arts festival to Detroitâ€™s oldest farmers market.
2019 Murals In The Market Artists Include:
- Ashley Mcfadden - Bakpak Durden - Ben Hall - Bre’Ann WHLGN - Brian Nickson - Dennis McNett - Diviniti (Little Bit Project) - Ed Irmen - Efe Bes - Ijania Cortez - Ivan Montoya - Jake Dwyer - Javier Gonzalez - Joe Geis - Joey Salamon - Kevin Ledo - Kevin Lyons - Lindy Shewbridge - Maser - Michael Polakowski - Mikey Francis - Nick Pizana - Olayami Dabls -Osunlade - Remi Rough - Ron English - Tiff Massey + MORE Muralists, Sculptors + Public Art Installations.
After being named one of the Smithsonian's Top 5 Mural Festivals In The World, Murals In The Market continues to elevate Detroit’s Eastern Market to the forefront of the international art stage for the fifth consecutive year. This year the festival expands its programming with a massive roller door campaign focusing on bringing local businesses into the fold and highlight often overlooked areas in the city pairing each with a local artist. Unique installations throughout the market will complement over 150 murals throughout the Market’s footprint.
Joining forces with Detroit’s electronic music tastemakers Paxahau, The Crofoot & the Detroit Hustles Harder crew this year’s festival returns with the 2nd Annual Murals In The Market Family Reunion, a massive all ages block party kicking things off on September 14th.
Building upon the tremendous public support of the festival’s last four years, Murals In The Market continues to expand Eastern Market’s walkable footprint. With more than 200 works of public art including sculptures and installations strategically placed throughout the Market District, the festival encourages exploration of every corner of the market, giving visitors locally and internationally a look into businesses and areas often unseen and underutilized. Once again Murals In The Market will continue to enhance Detroit’s signature market experience that makes Eastern Market a world class, must-see destination for art, as well as fresh food.
In addition to creating new murals, the festival will also host a series of events including discussion panels, a cultural tour, art exhibitions as well as nighttime activities coinciding with Detroit Design Festival’s Annual Eastern Market After Dark on September 21st.
This year, Murals In The Market has partnered with Jason Hall’s, RiDetroit to offer walking and cycling tours year round as well as a series of curated tours during the festival.
Local and national foundations and sponsors will help make 2019 another year to remember, as presenting sponsors, the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation and 1xRUN will be joined by Eastern Market Partnership, Motor City Paint, Montana Cans, Quicken Loans, Brooklyn Outdoor, Detroit Hustles Harder, Paxahau, Faygo, and Community Push.
Paint for Murals In The Market will once again be provided by Motor City Paint and Montana Cans, two industry leaders that are committed to helping artists create outdoor works of art that will stand the test of time.
Public art has always been, and always will be, an integral part of the Eastern Market District experience. The 2019 Murals In The Market festival will continue to expand on 40+ years of large-scale public murals by bringing a new world-class local and international artists to add exciting new works throughout the market.