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Monday, July 6, 2015

1xRUN and Eastern Market to launch mural festival in September

Posted By on Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 4:18 PM

click to enlarge Australian artist Meggs, who painted the above mural in Detroit last fall, kicks off the new Murals In the Market festival with the unveiling of a new painting on Tuesday. - SAL RODRIGUEZ
  • Sal Rodriguez
  • Australian artist Meggs, who painted the above mural in Detroit last fall, kicks off the new Murals In the Market festival with the unveiling of a new painting on Tuesday.

Today, Detroit-based fine art print house 1xRUN and Eastern Market Corporation announced the inaugural Murals In the Market festival, which will see more than 45 local and international artists creating large-scale works in the historic district.

Though the festival doesn't officially kick off until September, organizers will formally announce the full roster of participating artists and other details at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7. They'll also debut a new mural from Australian artist Meggs (who painted the tiger and the words "Rise Up" in Detroit’s Russell Industrial Center district last year). The announcement event will be held at Eastern Market Corporation, 2934 Russell St., Detroit. 



The festival, scheduled from Sept. 17-25, is also set to include discussion panels featuring artists and local farmers, a cultural tour led by the Slow Roll bike tour, a film premiere, block party, and other events. Additionally, Murals In The Market will host an “Adopt A Mural” program, where local businesses can sponsor an individual mural. More information is available on the festival's official website.

In recent years, 1xRUN and its Inner State gallery have helped facilitate more than 100 murals throughout Detroit, including recent projects in Southwest Detroit. Read our 2013 story on 1XRUN here.


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