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BLKOUT Walls Mural Festival Returns to Detroit, Sept. 7-17

September 6, 2023

BLKOUT Walls Mural Festival returns to Detroit Sept. 7-17 as 25 globally renowned and emerging muralists complete large scale murals throughout the North End and Highland Park. The festival kicks off Sept. 7 and culminates with a community block party of music, food, sponsored events, giveaways, vendors, interactive family-friendly fun, and artist meet and greets on Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. BLKOUT Walls Mural Festival provides Detroit youth and national and local muralists of color the opportunity to reinvigorate the North End and Highland Park community.

Photo courtesy of Jusint Milhouse

The community and street art fans can catch a glimpse of the art evolution throughout the festival both in person and virtually through a virtual mural map and artist directory powered by CANVS. During the festival, attendees can expect to see 25 large scale murals and enjoy live art illustration events and guided mural tours. New art installations will be strategically placed throughout the community to amplify BIPOC voices and stories and beautify the underutilized spaces throughout the city.

This year’s featured artists include:

  • BLKOUT Walls Mural festival flyerSydney James
  • Bakpak Durden
  • Birdcap
  • All City Art Club
  • Ryan Chun
  • Ijania Cortez
  • Habacuc S. Bessiake
  • Demien De Yonte
  • Jason Garcia
  • Kobie Solomnon
  • Toonky Berry
  • Taj Francis
  • Miah the Creator
  • Ryan Adams
  • Rick Malt
  • Tknaff
  • Torrence Jayy
  • Brittany “Boub” Williams
  • Caitlyn Dawson
  • Darius Barber
  • Mohammed Awudu
  • Joseph Cazeno

The BLKOUT Walls Mural Festival was conceived by Sydney G. James of Detroit, Thomas Evans of Denver, and Max Sansing of Chicago and was created as a direct response to their shared history of participating in mural festivals throughout the country.