Flick Friday: Eastern Market Detroit
Being near two major freeways makes Eastern Market an easy meeting place, whether you’re tailgating a Lions game or picking up some fresh produce in the farmers market. It’s also a place where you can find graffiti and art on every corner. Home to the Dequindre Cut, this was one of the first places we found graffiti, hidden in Detroit.
The center of the market is about 5 blocks long and 5 blocks wide. Within the space, you can find tagged up dumpsters, walls, doors and alleyways. Some blocks are more grilled than others. In the past couple years, the folks at Inner State Gallery (www.innerstategallery.com) have worked with artists all over the world, bringing them to Detroit.
Winder Street is home to the Red Bull House of Art (the only one in the United States) along with murals by Nychos, Persue, Okuda, Malt and Gats. A few blocks over, there are three murals by the European group The Weird (they went ham actually, no pun intended) each one of these murals spare no details.
At the back end of the market are two abandoned buildings, one an old slaughterhouse and the other an old water and sewage treatment center. Local and out of town writers made no excuse to use either of these buildings as an open canvas.
Take a stroll with me through Eastern Market by looking through the gallery.
Words and photos by attng3tr