Detroit's 'Murals in the Market' Cultivate the City's Local Culture

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 7, 2015
References: stupiddope & we-heart
Detroit's 'Murals in the Market' is a festival that tried to change the perception of its city through street art. The unique industrial area of the Eastern Market District has recently been transformed by young, vibrant up-and-coming businesses and entrepreneurs which has provided the perfect setting for a street art festival.

Murals in the Market attracted 45 local and internationally renowned street artists to help paint a brighter picture of the Motor City. As each of the artists worked on their murals, a unique cultural festival was taking place around them. This included live music events, block parties, tailgaiting and history tours and lectures.

Over 45 works covered creative canvases like traditional buildings, multidimensional wraparounds and trucks. The content of the art works varied from portraits, abstracts and narratives. The Eastern Market District is also home to the Detroit's Wasserman Projects, a studio dedicated to showcasing art and design.