Updated: Feb 9, 2021
Eastern Market is known for many things, including its murals - and there are dozens of them! If you get the chance to visit the market (yaasss, free parking!) make sure you grab or download a mural map and check them all out. Over the years, with the help of 1xRUN, the world's leading publisher of fine art editions and online destination for original art, Detroit has added over 200 murals to wonder at, and over 100 of them can be found in the market!
From the Murals in the Market website:
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 over 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.
If you want to get the most out of your trip to the market, consider joining in with a Art in the Market Tour (starts from Cairo Coffee) or take yourself on a self guided tour using one of the handy maps. > Here is a link directly into the mural map: https://www.muralsinthemarket.com/maps
Is Eastern Market one of your favorite places in the city of Detroit? Have any favorite murals? Let me know!