I am excited to be traveling to Detroit (U.S.A) next week, to take part of “Murals In The Market”, a mural festival organized by the great 1xRun online gallery.
I will be painting a new mural and also present some of my latest work, taking part of the collective exhibition at Inner State Gallery.
MURALS IN THE MARKET
September 17th – 25th
1410, Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207, U.S.A
1xRUN and Eastern Market Corporation Announce Mural Festival With Over 45 Local and International Artists.
September of 2015 will be a month to remember as Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market District will be the epicenter of Detroit’s burgeoning public art movement. Eastern Market-based fine art publisher 1xRUN has teamed up with the Eastern Market Corporation to assemble more than 40 local and international artists to Detroit to paint large scale murals throughout the district. The inaugural Murals In the Market festival will kick off on September 17th, as these 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.
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 local and international artists to join with local artists to add exciting new works throughout the market. With a diverse group of artists from around the world Murals In The Market will enhance the market experience and help continue the transformation of the market district into a must-see destination.
Over the past 4 years 1xRUN and the company’s fine art gallery Inner State, have curated and produced over 30 murals in Eastern Market alone, with more than 100 murals throughout the City of Detroit, including the 2011 city-wide Detroit Beautification Project. 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, 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.
Similar to many public placemaking projects Murals In The Market will unveil their “Adopt A Mural” program. Local businesses and arts supporters will have a chance to sponsor an individual mural from their favorite artist and be commemorated with a special plaque. More information on the “Adopt A Mural” program is available at http://
Murals In the Market is Supported by Aptemal, Behr Paint, Metro Times, Paxahau, Brooklyn Outdoor, Slow Roll, Town Partners, Detroit Sausage Company, Hostel Detroit, Zipcar, Montana Colors, 1xRUN, Inner State Gallery & Eastern Market Corporation.
About Eastern Market:
Eastern Market Corporation (EMC) is the nonprofit that manages Eastern Market on behalf of the City of Detroit. Our vision is to create the most inclusive, resilient, and robust regional food hub in the United States to ensure that Eastern Market nourishes a stronger and healthier Detroit — from food to art and commerce to culture.
For more information, call (313) 833-9300, visit our website at EasternMarket.com, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @EasternMarket and Facebook: EasternMarketDetroit.
1xRUN is the world’s leading publisher of fine art editions and time-released artwork in all forms. Founded in 2011, 1xRUN has meticulously curated over 1000 daily releases of fine art prints, hand-painted multiples and varied collections of original artwork. That number continues to grow every day. With over 35,000 members around the world, 1xRUN has revolutionized the way that fans collect art, allowing anyone to take home a piece of work from their favorite artists, no matter where they live or their budget.
In addition, 1xRUN serves to educate customers through artist interviews, features and studio visits giving insight into the world of both established and emerging artists all while building each of their nearly 500 artists a dedicated and fiercely loyal following. Located in Detroit’s historic Eastern Market, 1xRUN employs a dedicated staff of 24 employees that help make both local and international artists’ vision become a reality. Often imitated but never duplicated, 1xRUN is a model of consistency and quality that is sought out by artists around the world.
In addition to local activations, 1xRUN’s reach has stretched throughout the world, sponsoring, producing and providing media coverage of mural festivals with partners in Hawaii, Taiwan and Mexico. Coverage of the Murals In The Market festival will extensive, both from traditional and new media outlets locally and internationally, as well as socially with tastemaking traveling artists with a global social media reach leaving Detroit with a positive story to tell.