SEPTEMBER OF 2015 WILL BE A MONTH TO REMEMBER AS DETROIT’S HISTORIC EASTERN MARKET DISTRICT WILL BE THE EPICENTER OF DETROIT’S BURGEONING PUBLIC ART MOVEMENT. THE INAUGURAL MURALS IN THE MARKET FESTIVAL WILL KICK OFF ON SEPTEMBER 17TH, AS THESE ARTISTS WILL EXTEND THE MARKET’S VIBRANT HISTORY OF PUBLIC MURALS BY ADDING NEW LARGE SCALE WORK THAT WILL EMBODY THE SPIRIT OF DETROIT AND THE MARKET’S RICH HERITAGE.
Public art has long been an integral part of the Eastern Market district and experience. The Murals In The Market festival will expand on 40+ years of large scale public murals by inviting world class international artists to join with local artists to add exciting new works throughout the market.
With a diverse group of artists from around the world Murals In The Market will enhance the market experience and help continue the transformation of the market district into a must-see destination.
Over the past 4 years 1xRUN and the company’s fine art gallery Inner State, have curated and produced over 30 murals in Eastern Market alone, with more than 100 murals throughout the City of Detroit, including the 2011 city-wide Detroit Beautification Project. 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.
My advertising company, Brooklyn Outdoor, is thrilled to be working with 1xRUN, Inner State Gallery, Eastern Market Corporation, and such talented artists to plan an event that will bring together 20 + local and 20 + international artists to paint large scale murals throughout the district. Murals In The Market will host cultural tours of Detroit, live mural painting, live music events and art lectures inside the Eastern Market district.
Since it began in the 1800s, Eastern Market has gradually become a cornerstone community that nourishes its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan. In more recent years, Eastern Market Corporation has built an infrastructure around the market to support our unwavering mission to enrich the community—nutritionally, culturally and economically.
EASTERN MARKET IS TREASURED BECAUSE OF ITS ECONOMIC VITALITY & UNSCRIPTED INTERACTION OF PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. OVER 500 DISTINCT VENDORS STRIVE TO THRIVE AT THIS 124 YEAR-OLD MARKET.
While the market’s enduring sense of place has been nurtured without art at the center of its existence, we believe art is critical as we look to the future to develop a wider range of market district experiences, to make the area more compelling on days when the public market is not operating, to provide a wider range of spaces within the market district, to improve food access, and to help businesses grow. Art/artists can help develop these new spaces, create more compelling connections, and help all stakeholders understand the importance of the market’s authenticity without compromising it: what time has joined together let no one tear asunder.
Eastern Market Corporation has the unique capacity to engage a number of stakeholder groups: property and business owners, local and national artists, design professionals, residents and customers. Detroit has historically been a place where art connected people across socioeconomic and racial divides and allowed for dialogue. Such connection is needed right now and focus of the dialogue should be as much on the value of a place as on creating economic opportunities for farmers, artists, and Detroit residents. Eastern Market is perceived as a truly exceptional place and we want to explore how to integrate art with food to develop placemaking strategies.
You have an opportunity to be a part of the first Murals in the Market by sponsoring a small, medium, or large mural that you can show off to your friends, colleagues, and family during the festival and beyond. By donating to the festival you will receive a mention in the event brochure/website, a plaque placed next to the mural you are sponsoring with your name, organization, or business, a VIP cocktail reception with the artists, a signed print of your mural, an event poster, and of course the bragging rights that you have your very own mural in the city.
SPONSOR A MURAL
Reach out to Brooklyn Outdoor for more information to donate to this amazing festival and piece of history in Detroit. email@example.com
detroit’s happenings – 7/16-7/19
2700 Vermont @ 12PM-12AM
Guerrilla Food is an evolving practice and is multifaceted. It is Thursday night farm-to-table dinners in a community garden in North Corktown; it is pop-up brunches; it is personal chef work and catering; it is workshops and classes. At its core, it is providing food that nourishes the body and soul, restores the spirit and replenishes our vital energy sources. Guerrilla Food is Food as Medicine.
They offer catering and in the fall/winter, they offer ready-made meals for you to take home with you. Each Sunday, you will receive an update with the upcoming week’s menu. Meals are gluten-free and refined sugar-free. They use humanely-raised (hormone/antibiotic-free, free range) white meat and fish only.
Grand Circus Park Historic District
The private event will feature live music from neighboring entertainment venues, cocktails, and appetizers from Grand Circus Park neighborhood restaurants.
Tickets: $150 for an open bar and $75 for three drink tickets, and can be purchased at www.grandcircusgala.com.
MOCAD 4454 Woodward Ave @ 6-9pm
Celebrate the culmination of Thing Thing’s residency at the Mobile Homestead with Shop Shop at the MOCAD Store. Choose from a curated selection of lighting, objects, furniture, and accessories, created by Thing Thing and their innovative recycling practice.
Shop Shop will run from July 16 – August 2, 2015 in the MOCAD Store. FRIDAY NIGHT
SELDEN STANDARD & PRE SHOP AT 2nd & ALEXANDRINE @ 6PM-9PM
Detroit Clothing Circle is taking Detroit fashion to the next level THANKFULLY! It’s about time. This summer in Midtown Detroit, things will get weird and vulgar, and you can be a part of it all. Detroit Clothing Circle opens its doors at Second and Alexandrine, clothing the misfits in bold wardrobes, intent on causing a scene in the clothing business with the help of the community. Join us for a look at the space and an opportunity to make a real investment in our future and yours….
Join us for a Txakoli (pronounced cha-co-lee) and Pintxos party on the patio featuring 6 wines and tapas from the mysterious Basque region of Spain.
Txakoli is most known for being a super crisp white wine known for it’s aggressive acidity (A regular customer of ours refers to white Txakoli as the wine equivalent of a Margarita!), however there are also some delicious reds and rosés.
We’ll be showing 6 Txakoli wines including a red and rosé and even a Basque cider as a bonus as well.
Some special Basque Pintxos (Tapas) will be prepared by Christina Gibbs and are included in the ticket price.
DJ Todd Modes will be spinning wax
Tickets are $30
Advance Tickets(recommended) may be purchased here:http://motorcitywine.com/patio-party.php
Breathe and Brunch is a fundraiser for Common Ground Sanctuary! Nothing could be better than Yoga (Slow Burn) and Brunch (coffee, Trader Joe’s Food, Bloody Mary’s by Our/Vodka and McClure’s and Mimosas)!
Brunch: 11:30a-1:00p | Ashe Coffee accompanied by Our Detroit Vodka & McClure’s Bloody Mary Mix, Mimosas for all participants! The proceeds from alcohol purchases as well as general admission tickets will benefit Common Ground Sanctuary!
Rebecca Mazzei is co-owner of Trinosophes, an art space and cafe in Eastern Market. She’ll give an overview of the culture of galleries and alternative spaces in Detroit.
We expect a sold out event! Please purchase tickets in advance.
DOPE ART BY NES ARTISTS & FRIENDS
DR. DISKO DUST JOHN RYAN
DJ SASSI BLAQUE
CATERED ARTSY EATS BY: SMASH HOUSE
Check out the art from resident artists & friends while supporting the construction of a unique gallery and co-working artists studio space, presenting unprecedented work from artists from across the Globe. Enjoy sips and treats from 6pm – 9pm as we kick off our monthly POP UP chef’s cafe cuisine.
5p – 7p: DJ Holographic
7p – 8p: DJ John Jammin Collins (UR)
8p – 9p: Fit Siegel (FIT (FIT Sound, FXHE Records- Detroit))
9p – 9:45: Stephen Koller
9:45 – 10:30: Traxus
Old fashioned Milwaukee Junction neighborhood block party for the masses. Part one. (FREE)
In celebration of the Milwaukee Junction, come have a hot dog or a burger or both, meet your neighbors near and far, dance, make friends, and enjoy a summer afternoon prior to Breaking Borders “Elements”!!!!. Also, if you feel like stripping down into your skivvies and going for an underwear bike ride, the July Body Positive ride will be starting at the Tangent as well ….. July BODY+ Detroit Underwear Ride
Also, prepare to ping pong with 3 Star Ping Pong Parlor pop up ping pong.
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Orleans + Winder will be exhibiting a curated selection of SS15 clothing and accessories at Inner State Gallery this Saturday, July 18th from 7pm-10pm. 30% off your purchase! Join us as our avant garde styles mingle with the current exhibit, ALCHEMY.
Dress to inspire.
Dress to perspire.
Whip your hair around that industrial fan ladies: It’s hauter than July in here.
Café 78 invites you to immerse yourself in a sumptuous brunch of beats, art and pop-up shopping. Contemporary leaders of the Detroit music community create the sonic ambience while guests enjoy classic cocktails, an array of Anthology coffee drinks, and a menu of seasonal food specialties curated by James Beard Award-nominated chef Marc Djozlija. Plus, the MOCAD galleries are open!
July 19: Daniel Andres + Detroit Détroit Is The New Black.
Dan has been involved with that Detroit electronic music scene for over a decade, pulling from techno, house disco and Motown influences.
Detroit Is The New Black represents local and international designers, visionaries and builders of Detroit.
NEW WAVE ART BIKE TOUR: In this tour we will cycle around the city looking at a large variety of art throughout the city. The tour will range from works from the Cass Corridor movement to present day. Stops on the tour will include; Belle Isle, City Sculpture, the Dequindre Cut, Hart Plaza and a few others. Marc Langlois will be leading the tour. We’ll meet at 2PM and leave around 2:30
Please note: This is a New Wave members only event. You may upgrade or purchase your membership before or at MOCAD on the day of the event.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
20 spots available.
see you out there!
After our first successful Stop Drop & Detroit at Motor City Wine, we are going to dabble in some beer for our next non-exclusive party where we get together and “do fun stuff” as Kacee likes to describe it. Our friends at Batch Brewing Company, Detroit’s most awesome nano brewery with an amazing menu (seriously REALLY GOOD), are letting us do a game day takeover for the first time in Batch history. This means Euchre, Poker, Monopoly, Sorry, Uno, Cards against humanity, and any and any other games that connect us to the child within and with new friends of course in a social gathering welcome and open to all.
Feel free to bring friends or come alone and explore a new place in the city with some new people. If you get there early and find our crew (this time we’ll be wearing shirts because we fancy)in the Stop Drop & Detroit gear, we will buy your first Batch beer!
This summer is about to heat up with randomness and we hope you join us for the ride
Kacee & Candice
The Moda Intersection blog post from the Kit and Ace launch party is a well written and thoughtful piece introducing and welcoming our latest luxury fashion line to the city.
Kit and Ace will become a hub for fashion and creativity in the city, so keep an eye out on the blog for upcoming events, dinners, parties, and workshops that will be popping up for the tastemakers of Detroit.
updates have been made to j’adore’s IT LIST.
The IT List is the latest in things to do, places to go, activities, shows, ideas for date nights of various types, etc.
Please comment with your go to spots if some of your faves are missing!
Brunch in Detroit in the summer is one of my favorite pasttimes and with this list of places to try, it will soon be yours as well…check out the spots you shouldn’t miss here and also on “THE LIST” located on my home page for activities and brunches/lunches not to miss in the D this summer.
LE PETIT ZINC
Le Petit Zinc (Corktown) – Open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm for crepes and lunch, during the summer this place has the most magical garden in the city of Detroit.
ROSE’S FINE FOOD
Rose’s Fine Food (East Side) – This is truly a hidden gem on the East Side by Pewbiac Pottery and Belle Isle. They use all local ingredients and make everything in house, including the baked goods like doughnuts, muffins, and pastries. Bangin on the Border and the Egg Sandwich are amazing. You can’t go wrong at Roses. They also have a lunch menu if you’re more in a lunch mood.
Addison Eatery (Midtown) – Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm – Bourboun Apple French Toast – that’s all.
GOLD CASH GOLD
Gold Cash Gold (Corktown) – Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm – Check out brunch at GCG – you will never leave disappointed. All locally sourced food – the chicken and waffles are absolutely to die for.
Antietam (Eastern Market) – Sunday 11am-3pm – brunch here is brand new and I have not had the chance to pop in yet to check it out, but the drinks are spectacular and the space is gorgeous. Great place to stop by after the Sunday market @ Eastern Market.
Cafe 78 @ MOCAD (Midtown) – Sundays 11am-5pm – menu is constantly changing and there is always a new dj or artsy flair like a fashion, music, art, etc.
Dime Store (Downtown) – Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm – The fries in my opinion are way better than crack fries at hopcat, so I tend to always get a side of it. They are open all week for breakfast and lunch and located right downtown, so if in Campus Martius, stop on in.
KUZZO’s CHICKEN & WAFFLES
Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles (Avenue of Fashion – Livernois) – Saturday & Sunday 8am+ – let the name speak for itself if you are down for some chicken and waffles.
Rubbed (Corktown) – Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm – During the week, get your artisan sammies on fresh bread and on the weekends, dine in for brunch. The Egg sammie looks delish.
Selden Standard (Cass Corridor) – Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm – Selden Standard uses all of the finest local ingredients.
ROCK CITY EATERY
Rock City Eatery (Hamtramck) – Sunday 11am-3pm
Yemans Street (Hamtramck) – Sunday 10am-3pm – Pop-up restaurant hosts brunches on Sundays’ with chef Jeremy Kalmus and is also a pop up for dinners on Thursday-Saturday with changing menus. Menus are posted and you can purchase tickets as well for the dinners.
You’re welcome! See the Thrillest link to all of the outdoor movie screenings going down this summer in various parks from Ann Arbor, Ferndale, Detroit, etc.
Don’t forget the drive in too! Now playing Jurassic World dino fans. (double feature with pitch perfect 2 – seems normal right?)
Grab a gal or a guy, ask them on a hot date, and take them to the park or the drive in.
Grilled Roma Tomato, House Smoked Ricotta, Basil (v)
Cucumber, Larb Na
Grilled Potato, Nicoise Salad
Plantain, Chorizo, Chihuahua Cheese
Mushroom, Kale, Dukkah (v)
Zucchini, Risotto (v)
Stuffed Sweet – Surprise!
Lots of vegan options for the veggies and a sweet surprise at the end.
Jazz Vinyl Club tunes during the afternoon hours will be hosted by Jeff Kopko and starting at 9pm going all night long will feature Norm Talley.
If everyone is still walking, talking, and drinking wine, there is a fun party going on at The Old Miami starting at 5pm – all night!
Citizen Yoga, Brooklyn Outdoor, & yours truly can’t wait to see your shining faces Sunday at 4pm for a free glass of rose on us!