Building upon the success of the festival’s first two years, Murals In The Market will continue to expand Eastern Market’s walkable footprint, giving visitors locally and internationally a look into businesses and areas often unseen and underutilized, with more than 100 public murals strategically placed throughout the Market District. Public art has long been an integral part of the Eastern Market District experience. The 2017 Murals In The Market festival will expand on 40+ years of large-scale public murals by bringing a new batch of world-class local and international artists to add exciting new works throughout the market. Artists from as far away as New Zealand, Germany and Hawaii will join a diverse group of Detroit-based artists that have made an impact on the public art scene.
In addition to creating new murals, the market will also host a series of events including discussion panels with culturally significant photographers & artists, a cultural tour, art exhibitions, an Eastern Market block party, as well as nighttime activities coinciding with Detroit Design Festival’s Annual Eastern Market After Dark on September 28th.
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Murals in the Market Festival 2017 Highlights
Join us as 1xRUN showcases new fine art prints from some of this year’s particpating artists. Take home a signed and numbered limited edition print from your favorite muralist as we welcome the artists to Detroit. Visitors will also have a rare chance to purchase prints from previous years artists as well as the 1xRUN Archive.
The soundtrack for the night will be provided by the illustrious Ladymonix (Dirt Tech Reck). Join us for a drink, a celebration of public art, and the city of Detroit at the Murals in the Market HQ in the heart of Eastern Market.
Join us for an illuminating and informative afternoon with local photog and art director Jeremy Deptutat who will move from behind the lens to discuss his work, experiences, and techiniques as an internationally recognized artist.
Since he was a kid in the 80’s collecting records (Run-DMC’s “Raising Hell” kicked off his collection) and magazines like Thrasher, Hit Parader & Metal Edge, Jeremy “JD” Deputat has been influenced by music, culture and art. Combining his desire to create and his fascination with capturing life on film led the Detroit-bred artist to quit his day job as an art director and to focus on doing what he loves the most – photographing people and culture. Although he travels frequently, JD continues to sculpt his raw style and gain inspiration from the gritty Motor City he calls home.
His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Vibe, ESPN The Magazine and he has photographed everyone from local favorites such as Eminem, Kid Rock, Danny Brown and Big Sean to internationally recognized Rhianna, Travis Barker (Blink-182) and 50 Cent.
This year Murals in the Market is excited to present a new installation and solo exhibition by the illustrious artist titled “Enumeration” in the 1xRun Murals in the Market HQ warehouse in the heart of Eastern Market. Sounds by 1xRun’s own Drummer B.
Building upon the resounding success of the festival’s first two years, Murals In The Market will continue to expand Eastern Market’s walkable footprint, giving visitors locally and internationally a look into businesses and areas often unseen and underutilized, with more than 100 public murals strategically placed throughout the Market District. Local and national foundations and sponsors will help make 2017 the best yet, as presenting supporters, the William Davidson Foundation along with the Knight Foundation and 1xRUN will be joined by Eastern Market Corporation, Lot 40, Behr, Quicken Loans, WeWork, Montana Cans, Olukai, Detroit Jazz Festival, Brooklyn Outdoor, Aptemal, Paxahau, Recycle Here!, MoGo Detroit, Thinkspace Gallery and Inner State Gallery.
After the event join us for a night of amazing music as our partner Paxahau presents Egyptian Lover, Waajeed, Amp Fiddler and Will Sessions at the Detroit City Distillery Headquarters in the former home of Stroh’s.
Murals in the Market is excited to colloborate with local photographer and stylist, Jade Lauren and dance duo and creatives, Haute To Death for a night of unforgetable art and sound – Shag Threads.
Jade Lauren is a Detroit based artist that has had pieces most recently featured at TYP Collection and Inner State Gallery, but her work has taken her as far as Myanmar and Bali. For this year’s 3rd annual Murals in the Market she finds herself colloborating with a roster of heavy hitting local artists like Ouizi, Meggs, Amy Smalls to create one of a kind, wearable art. Event attendees will have the chance to purchase the hand painted pieces at the exhibition opening.
Providing the soundtrack for the evening is Haute to Death the Detroit-based dance party and nightlife brand created by Jon Dones and Ash Nowak. They have been self described as “the champagne bottle *pop* in the back seat, the satisfying *snap* of breaking a hood ornament off an expensive car, Haute to Death is an anthem of the new, American classic”. The innovatie duo not only finds themselves tagging in as the evening’s sound selectors, but also lends their eye for impeccable detail to the design as seen in the creation of the Murals in the Market HQ environment for the entirety of this year’s festival. Come enjoy a cocktail in the Haute To Death lounge, soak up some good vibes, and take home a piece of locally painted threads.
The final party of the 3rd annual Murals in the Market festival will coincide with the Detroit Design Festival’s wildly successful Eastern Market After Dark. The event brings together designers and enthusiasts alike to celebrate Detroit’s role as a design capital. In celebration of Detroit’s new designation as a UNESCO City of Design – the first city in the United States – DDF events and programs will be exploring the ways in which design is shaping Detroit’s future.
Come hang in the Murals in the Market HQ designed by Detroit creative duo Haute to Death, enjoy sounds by Drummer B, and cocktails by Lot 40 and the Grey Ghost crew. Event goers will have a chance to scoop up some official Murals in the Market swag by Detroit Hustlers Harder and 2017 prints signed and number by particpating artists while they last! Make sure to tour the market by foot or grab a MoGo to check out the 2017 murals.
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