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Beginning this Thursday night, Eastern Market will be transformed by the talented hands of a slew of local and national artists.

The first ever Murals in the Market festival is a nine-day event that invites 45 local and national artists to create large-scale street art in Eastern Market.

The first edition of the highly anticipated festival aims to highlight the role that murals play in revitalizing Detroit, and will help make Eastern Market a must-see destination for both Detroit residents and visitors alike.

The Market has long been an hive of public art, and over the past 4 years 1xRUN, who operate the Inner State art gallery, have curated and produced over 30 murals in Eastern Market, in addition to nearly 100 more throughout the City of Detroit.

In addition to the mural projects, the market will also host a series of events including discussion panels with artists and local farmers, a cultural tour with Detroit’s famous Slow Roll bike tour, a movie premiere, an Eastern Market block party, as well as nighttime activities coinciding the neighborhood’s yearly Eastern Market After Dark.

In addition to the host of activities, local businesses and arts supporters have the chance to sponsor murals from their favorite artist through their adopt a mural program.

For a full schedule of festival events head over to www.muralsinthemarket.com.

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