Murals in the Market is back for another year of free art events, public art murals, art exhibitions, and more. 1xRUN has prepared an exciting lineup of events for attendees that the whole family will enjoy.
Murals in the Market will feature more than 50 local and international muralists will descend on the historic Eastern Market District during the 10-day festival. Detroiters will have the opportunity to attend more than 20 free art events, six special events, five afterparties, four art exhibitions, and three unique artists talks. A complete schedule of events is available here.
The art exhibitions will be on view during the festival, hosted by 1xRUN and Inner State Gallery. They’ll include limited edition prints as well as original artwork from all of this year’s participating artists. Additionally, Sheryo & The York will unveil their immersive auto shack which was created during their month-long residency in Detroit.
Artist talks will feature visiting artists Janette Beckman, Kevin Lyons, and Cey Adams, as well as local artists Sydney G. James and Tylonn J. Sawyer. Children’s workshops and food vendors will gather among Eastern Market’s unique shops to create an atmosphere of fun and festivity.
Slow Roll will be returning to Murals in the Market, bringing thousands to Eastern Market during bike tours. Those without a bike can join Feet on the Street’s walking tours, free of charge. These tours will provide festival goers with an opportunity to see all 50 murals as they are being created, as well as a look at previous murals created throughout the district.
Murals in the Market has partnered with local venues to host several afterparties for Detroiters. Nothing Elegant will showcase 90s hip-hop and pop jams at The Old Miami, and Slow Jams will bring classic soul and funk over at the Woodbridge Pub.
Eastern Market After Dark will light up the entire market with music, open studios, street vendors, and more, kicking off the Detroit Design Festival. More information on Murals in the Market is available on the event website, Instagram, or Facebook.