Feet on the Street Tours presents FREE Murals in the Market Walking Tours, in partnership with Inner State Gallery / 1xRUN
Experience an up close & behind the scenes look at Detroit's Inaugural Mural Festival at Eastern Market. We will be connecting art lovers with food culture and food lovers with art culture.
All 5 current murals tours listed below are FREE of charge, but required first come, first served pre-registration. ALL CURRENT MURALS TOURS ARE BOOKED TO CAPACITY, with full waiting lists.
** We are thrilled with the response to these tours! The excitement surrounding Murals in the Market will continue... we will be offering MORE tours after the Festival has concluded, so stay tuned! Our lineup will include public art tours AND we are available for private, customized art tours as well. If you'd like to be among the first to know about our future Murals, Public Art, and Eastern Market events and tours, join our mailing list by entering your email address in the top right corner of this page. Also, Like Us on FaceBook and Follow Us on Twitter for the latest scoop! **
Saturday, September 19:
1:00 - 2:30 PM <sold out>
3:00 - 5:00 PM <sold out>
Meet in Shed 3 by the restrooms, 15 minutes prior to tour time to sign in.
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 live mural painting. We will get the unique chance to mingle with several artists discussing their work firsthand, in process. We will also visit the Red Bull House of Art to view their exhibit of prints by the mural artists.
Saturday, September 26:
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM <sold out>
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon <sold out>
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM <sold out>
Meet in Shed 3 by the restrooms, 15 minutes prior to tour time to sign in.
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 art & music scene.
On this tour, stroll and admire the finished 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 also visit the Red Bull House of Art to view their exhibit of prints by the mural artists.
Our tour will end at Inner State Gallery, where Inner State Gallery/ 1xRun personnel will provide our wrap-up of this exciting project, as they explain their experience in conceiving and running the Murals in the Market festival.
What is Murals in the Market?
DETROIT'S INAUGURAL MURAL FESTIVAL
September 17 – 25, 2015
Public art has long been an integral part of the Eastern Market district and experience. Over the past 4 year, 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. Now 1xRUN and Inner State Gallery are teaming up with the Eastern Market Corporation for the 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 13 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 locally produced pizza, popcorn, pickles and pastries; specialty sausages, cheeses and vinegars; authentic spinach pies and spreads. We'll get to know local growers and vendors, their products, and some tips for improving your health with Michigan foods. We'll also visit an art gallery located in a former brewery 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 (6 meals this summer with matching gifts!) for struggling families in our local community.
Saturday, August 15 - Buy Tickets
Tuesday, August 18 - Buy Tickets
Tuesday, August 25 - Buy Tickets * Special Fundraising Tour benefiting the Friends of Eastern Market * Open to All
Saturday, September 5 - Buy Tickets
Saturday, September 19 - Buy Tickets
Tuesday, September 29 - Buy Tickets
Saturday, October 17 - Buy Tickets
Saturday, November 14 - Buy Tickets
Saturday, December 12 - 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.
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!