Come September 17, Eastern Market will be filled with both local and international artists for the inaugural Murals in the Market festival. Local favorites such as Fel3000ft, Hygienic Dress League, Ellen Rutt, and over 40 more artists, will be creating murals that showcase Detroit’s history. The festival, which runs from September 17 through the 25th, will also host discussion panels with artists and local farmers, a movie premier and block party, and a tour of the murals by bike with the Slow Roll Detroit bike group.
The festival is a collaboration between the Eastern Market Corporation and 1xRUN, an Eastern Market-based fine art publisher. Over the past four years, 1xRUN and Inner State Gallery have curated and produced more than 30 murals in Eastern Market, and 1xRUN has curated and produced more than 100 murals throughout Detroit. Along with being able to enjoy the murals, individuals and companies will be able to “Adopt a Mural” in which they can sponsor an artist of their choosing.
From the Murals in the Market site:
Public art has long been an integral part of the Eastern Market district and experience. The Murals In The Market festival will expand on 40+ years of large scale public murals by inviting world class international artists to join with local artists to add exciting new works throughout the market.
“…artists will extend the market’s vibrant history of public murals by adding new large scale work that will embody the spirit of Detroit and the market’s rich heritage.”