We LOVE murals in the market. The unique street art you see in Eastern Market definitely adds to the overall experience. Each mural is unique and tells a story, and we want to share some of our favorite murals and artists with you. We hope that you are able to get out and see many of these beautiful pieces for yourself.
Below is some really interesting information about the positive effects the murals have had on the city of Detroit and some additional ways you can get involved.
Over the past 5 years 1xRUN and the company's fine art gallery Inner State, have curated and produced over 75 murals in Eastern Market alone, with more than 100 murals throughout the City of Detroit.
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 ofevents includingdiscussion panels with culturally significant photographers & artists, a cultural tour with Detroit’s famous Slow Roll bike tour, art exhibitions, an Eastern Market block party, as well as nighttime activities coinciding the neighborhood's yearly Eastern Market After Dark on September 22nd.
After an overwhelming show of public support last year -- and similar to many public placemaking projects -- Murals In The Market will again back 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 here.
*This information was taken from www.muralsinthemarket.com
This week I want to feature art created by Yok & Sheryo. They are a couple that travels around the world creating amazing murals wherever they go. How awesome is it that we get to enjoy some of their art in the city of Detroit?! I was immediately drawn to the creativity and colors in this mural. As you look closer you can see their attention to detail as well. You can find more art created by Yok & Sheryo on their blog at http://yokandsheryo.tumblr.com/.
Check out this video for art created by Yok & Sheryo, Daek, Fecks, and 1xRun during their time in Detroit....I'm sure you'll see quite a few places you recognize.
ART - we love it! Hopefully you are able to get out there and find some amazing street art this week.
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