DETROIT - Detroit's Historic Eastern Market, known to many for its Saturday market tradition, will launch a new Sunday Street Market on June 1 that will run every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September 28th.
"For over a century, Eastern Market has been pivotal in connecting folks with local fresh produce and plants, serving as an important economic engine for our region," said Dan Carmody, president, Eastern Market Corporation. "The Sunday Street Market seeks to accomplish a similar mission for non-food goods."
The Sunday Street Market will house nearly 80 vendors in Sheds 2 and 3 featuring home goods, art, jewelry, Michigan-made products, antiques, entertainment, food trucks and more.
Detroit Manufacturing (Michigan-focused clothing and artifacts), City Girls Soap (hand-made soap from goats milk), Firebrand Candles (made-in-Detroit candles), Branded By Detroit (unique wood pieces from reclaimed wood in the city of Detroit), Goodwill Industries (Vintage clothing), Rebel Nell (jewelry made from graffiti) are just a few of the vendors that will be present.
Each Sunday will feature rotating entertainment.
The inaugural Sunday Street Market, on June 1st, will feature an exhibition by Nicole Macdonald, an artist and filmmaker, entitled "Factory Windows." The exhibit will feature historic Detroit figures including Mother Waddles, Yusef Shakur, Father Clement Kern, John Conyers, Erma Henderson, Rosa Parks and Chief Pontiac.
Additional confirmed entertainment for June includes a car show for Dad on Father's Day, June 15 and a "Green-It-Yourself" Expo brought hosted by the Greening of Detroit on June 22.
In addition, guests of all ages will enjoy food trucks and music during this new Eastern Market tradition.
June also marks the start of the Tuesday Market, a smaller version of the Saturday Market, starting on June 17th and a return of Third Thursdays, a family-friendly alternative night to experience the Market starting on June 19th.