Feet on the Street Tours presents Murals in the Market
Experience an up close & behind the scenes look at the 3rd Annual Murals in the Market Festival in the Eastern Market District. We will be enjoying the new public art and vibrancy created in the Market by Inner State Gallery, 1xRUN and the Eastern Market Corporation, along with a group of sponsors. There is nothing like seeing these incredible large-scale works of art for yourself, and hearing the artists' stories, told by expert guides.
Building on the momentum of the the last two annual festivals, incredible street art (more than 50 new murals!) will be coming to life on more buildings all over the Eastern Market District. Be among the first to see the brand-new completed murals, you will not want to miss being a part of this exciting Detroit production!
** In addition to the public art tour dates below, we are available for private, customized art tours as well. Call us for details and dates, and take your own private tour of the murals! **
Public tour dates:
$15 2-Hour Walking Tours - Be among the first to see the NEW Murals!
Saturdays, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
* September 30 BUY TICKETS
* October 7 BUY TICKETS
* October 14 BUY TICKETS
Fridays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
* October 6 BUY TICKETS
* October 13 BUY TICKETS
* October 20 BUY TICKETS
$15 per person, tickets MUST be purchased in advance
Meet inside of Rocky's, 2489 Russell St, Detroit 48207 (across from Shed 2), 15 minutes prior to tour time to sign in.
Each participant will receive a map of the murals to continue exploring on their own in the future - we will be covering some, but certainly not all, of the 50+ new murals!
Our focus will be on the murals, but we want our guests to see them in a greater context, so you will also learn a bit about the rich history of Detroit's Eastern Market District, as well as current development, the local food movement, community, and the vibrant arts & music scene.
On this tour, stroll to experience numerous brand-new murals, the realization of the annual Festival's vision. Your docents will share the knowledge they've gained from the artists as they were painting their murals throughout the Festival. We will explain how this project came to be and what it means to the Eastern Market District and to Detroit.
* Tours Run Rain or Shine, dress for the weather * Don't forget your cameras!
** COME EARLY and enjoy the delights of the Eastern Market District, both under the Sheds on Saturdays (produce vendors, fall plants and decor, specialty eats, baked goods, food trucks), and in the numerous specialty shops, restaurants, and galleries. Saturday Market runs from 6 am - 4 pm, and on Fridays most shops/establishments/restaurants are open. So much to see and do, make a day of it! **
What is Murals in the Market?
DETROIT'S 2nd ANNUAL MURALS IN THE MARKET FESTIVAL
September 21 -28, 2017
Public art has long been an integral part of the Eastern Market experience. It's this legacy that Murals in the Market aims to build upon by inviting over 50 world-class local and international artists to paint large-scale murals throughout the District for the third year in a row. The artists will be painting live throughout the District over the course of eight days in the City's only international mural festival. Murals in the Market is a magnificent public arts festival curated by 1xRUN and the company's fine art gallery Inner State, and supported by the William Davidson Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Eastern Market Corporation, and other sponsors.
With this diverse group of artists from around the world, Murals in the Market will add to Detroit's unique history of place making and public art, further enhancing the market experience and continuing the reputation of the market district as a must-see destination.
For more information about Murals in the Market, visit their website.