Spotlight on restoring 1971 historic landmark mural. Wording to be changed from "Eastern Farmers Market" to "Detroit Eastern Market".
Detroit Eastern Market
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Detroit, MI 48207
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The current restoration efforts have been long overdue on this highly visible Detroit landmark. With cold weather fast approaching, Vito Valdez and his crew, are hard pressed to make each nice weather day count toward the completion of the outdoor mural.
From official press release:
Originally scheduled for spring 2013 work began 08/16/13 with grid chart by artist's followed by lead paint remediation and masonry repair. Work is still ongoing and near completion."
Artist team: Principle Assistant,William Mora, with DMC/Jim Puntigam, Jacob Monte Martinez, Matthew Hanna and Vito Valdez.
With cold weather fast approaching, Vito and his crew, are hard pressed to make each nice weather day count toward the completion of the outdoor mural.
"Designed by Alex Pollock and painted by Ed Lee, the 1972 mural endured decades of fading, vandalism, and a stylized retouching in the '90's. "By the time anyone thought to restore it, the painting needed a lot of help. "It was a ghost," said lead artist Vito Valdez." - View photos and read more at http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/2013/10/restoration-of-eastern-markets-largest-mural-nearly-complete.php
To view the featured slideshow photographs, taken during my visit to the restoration site, please click on the featured related slideshow to the left of the article. The photographs are courtesy of local photographer and Wayne State University student, Issac Grove. The featured video explains the benefits of your local farmers market.