Eastern Market to Host International Mural Festival this September

About 45 local and international artists will create new murals in Eastern Market during a week-long festival.

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An international mural festival is coming to Eastern Market this September. The Detroit fine art publishing company 1xRun is curating a collection of 45 artists from the city and around the world to paint new creations around the area over a seven-day period. 1xRun CEO Jesse Cory says his company’s experience with worldwide mural festivals helped him determine which individuals to invite to Detroit.

“This is an opportunity for us to bring everybody in at one time. So curation process is always very laborious, and it was something that we went through with a fine tooth comb, and we wanted to bring artists that we were not only were friends with but also fans of.”

-Jesse Cory, 1xRun CEO

Cory says about half of the participating artists are from Detroit.  He says he hopes the festival will become an annual event.