Monday, June 10, 2013
Say Something Good About Detroit: The Whole Foods Market and Murals
This might not seem so wonderful to you but WHOLE FOODS is the first upscale or even middle-scale food stores to put a store in Detroit in decades. It is taking is mission seriously by enriching the lives of passersby as well as customers.
Local artists created the murals that deck all four outside walls. About 100 artists submitted proposals for what they would do and it came down to these four. Each winner received $1000 for supplies and a payment of $7500. The artists did their work on individual frames that were all linked seamlessly on the corners.
The artists are Jerome Ferretti, Katherine Larson, Tylonn Sawyer and Matthew Sharum, all local painters.
The store is located across the street from the Detroit Medical Center and near the Detroit Symphony buildings in midtown Detroit. The store is set to open this week.