Murals in the Market Is Back

After a two-year pandemic related hiatus, Murals in the Market returns with two dedicated sets of murals.

Mural created by Brian Nickson for the Mural in the Market 2019
Mural created by Brian Nickson for the Mural in the Market 2019

Murals in the Market proudly returns to Eastern Market, after two years, hosted by 1xRUN and Eastern Market Partnership.  

This year’s festival is a smaller version than those from 2015-2019. After a two-year pandemic-related hiatus, Murals in the Market returns with two dedicated sets of murals – one dedicated to  Eastern Market’s farmers on the south and east elevations of Shed 5 while another set is  dedicated to Eastern Market’s Makers which will be installed on the west and north elevations of  the Metro Accelerator building at 1420 Adelaide. 

Ijania Cortez

A few other murals will also be installed including one dedicated to soil fertility that faces Orleans Street on a wall just south of Wilkins St. and a repaint of the mural on the east elevation  of the building on the northwest corner of Russell and Adelaide. 

BreAnn WHLGN

Participating Artists: Phil Simpson, Sabrina Nelson, Freddy Diaz, Ashley McFadden, Anthony  Lee, Ed Irmen, Jesse Kassel. 

Ashley McFadden, Sabrina Nelson and Phil Simpson, artists on display in 2022 Mural in the Market

Featured Makers: Lush Yummies Pies, Sunday’s Best Detroit, Gus & Grey, Milk & Froth FEAST Detroit LLC.

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Featured Farms: Brother Nature, Rutino Vargas, Jentzen Farms, Bucu Farms, Lake Divide Farms. 

Audiences can begin to catch the work in progress during Eastern Market After Dark, happening Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Eastern Market sheds. In addition, view the recently unveiled Detroit Unity Bell in Shed 2.  

Between 2015 and 2019 1xRUN partnered with Eastern Market Partnership to create over 140 murals in Eastern Market. Besides making a significant visual impact on the Eastern Market District it encouraged other beautification efforts, and increased pedestrian traffic, economic activity, and public safety in the area around them.

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