Feet on the Street Tours presents Murals in the Market Walking Tours
Experience an up close & behind the scenes look at the 2nd 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.
Building on the momentum of last year's inaugural festival, incredible street art comes to life on even more buildings all over the Eastern Market District. Whether you join us during the festival to see the artists in action, or come once the murals are complete, 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 brand-new completed Murals!
Saturday September 24, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BUY TICKETS
Tuesday, September 27, 9:30 am - 11:30 am BUY TICKETS
Saturday October 1, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BUY TICKETS
$15 per person, tickets MUST be purchased in advance
Meet in Shed 3 by the restrooms, 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 45+ new murals!
Enjoy hearing about the rich history of Detroit's Eastern Market District, as well as current development, and food and art happenings in this vibrant district. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the local food movement, entrepreneurship, community, and the arts & music scene.
On this tour, stroll to experience numerous brand-new murals, the realization of the 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.
** COME EARLY and enjoy the delights of the Eastern Market District, both under the Sheds (produce vendors, fall plants and decor, specialty eats, baked goods, food trucks, hand-crafted items), and in the numerous specialty shops, restaurants, and galleries. Tuesday market runs from 9 am - 3 pm, Saturday Market runs from 6 am - 4 pm, and Sunday Market from 10 am - 4 pm. 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 14 – 24, 2015
Public art has long been an integral part of the Eastern Market district and experience. Over the past 5 years, 1xRUN and the company's fine art gallery Inner State have curated and produced over 80 murals in Eastern Market alone, with more than 150 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. Now 1xRUN and Inner State Gallery are teaming up with the Eastern Market Corporation for the 2nd Annual Murals in the Market festival, which will bring together 20 + local and 20 + international artists to paint large scale murals throughout the district. This expansion on 40+ years of large scale public murals will add exciting new works throughout the market.
With this 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. 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.
For more information about Murals in the Market, visit their website.
We've been doing Eastern Market tours for 14 years and it's still a fan favorite!
Delish Detroit will stroll from shed to shed and visit specialty stores to learn about unique products,hear fun facts and history of the area, while going behind the scenes and sampling various foods. Enjoy eating locally produced pizza, popcorn, pickles and pastries; specialty sausages and cheeses; authentic spinach pies and spreads, and more! We'll get to know local growers and vendors, their products, and some tips for improving your health with Michigan foods. We'll be exploring the stunning art murals in the Market along our way, many of which were created during last year's Mural Festival, and we will also visit an art gallery or a letterpress shop.
Find seasonal fruits and vegetables, while eating your way through the market!
We are pleased to be donating $1 from the sale of each Eastern Market tour ticket to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan! Every dollar buys 3 meals for struggling families in our local community.
Saturday, September 10 - Buy Tickets
Saturday, September 17 - Buy Tickets
Saturday, October 1 - Buy Tickets
Saturday, October 22 - Buy Tickets
Saturday, November 12 - Buy Tickets
Tuesday, November 22 *Special Tuesday Market Day, Thanksgiving Week*- Buy Tickets
9:30am to 12:00pm
2489 Russell Street, Detroit 48207 (across from Shed 2)
(Plan ahead, these tours fill up fast)
We at Feet on the Street along with Stephanie Appel of Core Learning, Inc. are pleased to offer tours for Social Workers. These workshops are bus tour/continuing education programs where participants will step out of a "classroom" and onto a bus to visit sites and hear from presenters who will address issues facing Detroit and the Metropolitan Region. Through these experiential learning opportunities, participants will learn more about critical and current issues, such as: food issues, diversity, ethnic and cultural traditions, land use, transportation, area history, local programs and services, blight removal and rehab efforts. Please note, these programs are open to anyone interested in the topic.
Here's what participants have said about our programs:
"Everything was so wonderful and informative. This is a fun way to learn, grow, and get inspired." ~ Sylvia Gray, PhD, LMSW, Professor, Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work
"This was the best seminar I have attended in 24 years!" ~ Linda Ford, LMSW, CMH
"Linda is intelligent, funny, organized and knowledgeable. The other presenters were engaging, thought-provoking, informative, inspirational...I would absolutely recommend this course." ~ Susan Pickard Witus, LMSW, Directions in Senior Care Geriatric Consultant
ALL of our currently scheduled Eastern Market Tours are eligible for social workers and certified counselors to earn 1.5 CEUs! We will be discussing issues of migration and immigration, revitalization of the Market, efforts to promote the buy local/eat fresh movement, and the impact of community gardens. Select Tuesdays and Saturdays: More Information & Dates for Eastern Market Tours. Cost per person for each Eastern Market tour is $29. Certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this program. Approved for 1.5 CE Clock Hours for social workers (provider MICEC #0067).
We can design an outing- experience- tour- field trip- enrichment class- celebration- team building or any type of get together, for your group, family, or business.
Experience, Explore and Enjoy Detroit..
Here is a sampling of our past tours to give you some mixing and matching ideas.
Tours By Bus
DETROIT UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
This is an energetic and fascinating bus tour through the streets of Detroit. Explore classic Detroit and areas bursting with new energy and development.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
The perfect tour for your Reunion Group (family, classmates), birthdays, anniversaries, or simply a trip back to the old neighborhood and to visit your favorite stomping grounds from your past life/lives in the D.
DELISH DETROIT Tours
Delish Detroit is the food tour component of Feet, that take our guests to various locations in Detroit to enjoy the diverse bounty of food, visiting markets, shops and hearing about (and tasting) some chef and shopkeepers specialties. Some of our adventures are upscale, some casual, some sit-down, stand- up, some nostalgic, historic, but always filling and fun. We do Delish adventures by bus, by foot or a combination. Some of our highlights include: Food crawls, Mexicantown, Tour d'France, Best Bakeries, Hidden Gems of the City and neighborhoods, Midtown, Corktown and of course Eastern Market.
ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS OF
Mexicantown, the RiverWalk, Eastern Market district, Midtown, New Center, Corktown, Downtown and the Dequindre Cut.
MURALS AND PUBLIC ART TOURS areas include an up close & behind the scenes look at the new Mural Festival murals in the Eastern Market district, the murals in the Z Garage, art work on Library Street and The Belt, murals along the Dequindre Cut, artwork along the Riverwalk, Lincoln Street Art Park, sculpture parks, galleries, and many more - There is nothing like seeing these incredible works of art for yourself, and hearing the artists' stories.
Private Prohibition and All that Jazz Bus Tour
Enjoy an exciting and entertaining night in the D!
Love learning about and tasting food?
Love discovering new places?
Delish Detroit is for you!
Delish Detroit is the gastronomic side of Feet On The Street Tours. We encourage people to get their feet and appetites on the streets of Detroit through progressive walking, car and bus tours of restaurants, cafes, bakeries, breweries, pubs, and specialty food markets, throughout the city. Our signature Delish Detroit offering is the popular Eastern Market "Come Hungry, Leave Happy" tour.
Delish Detroit will lead you on a variety of culinary adventures throughout the city to discover the many flavors it has to offer! Adventures range from informal tastings and food crawls to more upscale progressive dining tours.
Taste your way through Downtown, Midtown, Mexicantown, Corktown, Hamtramck, Paradise Valley, Eastern Market…all over the City of Detroit and its neighborhoods! Featuring FOOD as the focus, with generous bits of history, a healthy dash of fun facts, a pinch of local lore and lots of personality sprinkled in. Be a part of the excitement and tasty vibe of Detroit today!
Enjoy unique foods and discover where to buy specialty items
Explore local food businesses and restaurants
Experience meeting the chefs, bakers and brewers
Just one example itinerary: A 3-4 hours progressive food crawl could start with a tour of a local establishment’s kitchen, bakery and in-house dairy/cheese production; followed by lunch or dinner at a unique ethnic restaurant and meet the chef; taste several beers and talk to the brew master at a local brewery; and top it off with dessert and local coffees/teas at a cozy café. All along the way, experience a narrated tour that puts it all together to equal one dynamic, delicious outing to remember.
Call us to design your own tasty Delish Detroit outing for your group!