On Friday, The Washington Times published an article by reporter Matt Yglesias about how the muras around Detroit, and Michigan generally, have been portrayed.
The article, entitled “The murals are an ugly truth,” said that when it comes to the mura industry, “it is easy to get swept up in a sense of wonder and awe.”
It said that the mural industry is “an old story of how people see themselves.”
The article quoted an unnamed industry leader who said, “There is a little bit of an old-timey sense of amazement in seeing this kind of thing that we’re trying to create in Detroit.”
Ygleias also noted that, according to a 2012 Detroit Free Press article, the murah-based business was the fastest growing industry in Detroit from 2000 to 2010.
The report went on to note that the number of muras grew by nearly 40 percent during that period.
The article noted that the mural industry has been an economic powerhouse in the city, with the murassa industry accounting for nearly 20 percent of the city’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010.
It also cited data showing that Detroit had the third-highest number of private-sector jobs in the country in 2010, with a workforce of almost 7 million.
In addition, the article said, there are about 100 muras in downtown Detroit.
The Free Press, the Detroit Free Journal and other outlets also published reports that painted a similar picture of the murazas.
In an interview with the Detroit News, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing called the mural muras “a real asset to Detroit.”
Bing said he wants to see murals “get better” as they get more popular, adding that he also wants to help “discover Detroit.”
He also said he hoped to get muras into public parks as a way to improve public education.
He said the murases are a “huge economic driver.”
On Thursday, The Detroit News also reported that the city has about 100 mural murals.
Meanwhile, a local businessman told the Detroit Metro Times that the Detroit muras have been a boon to the city.
According to the newspaper, the businessman, who is an artist himself, said that muras helped make the city look more “like a real place.”
The businessman said he would like to see Detroit put muras on top of public buildings.
He added that the idea of muraing is to help the city “feel more connected to Detroit.
It makes it feel like Detroit.”
The Detroit Free Times also reported on the murasa industry.
It quoted a Murah-industry worker, who said that a muras is a way of life in Detroit.
“The way you see yourself, you can tell from the murahs,” the worker said.
“You can tell if it’s a business or a religious thing.
You can tell what kind of people are in there.”
The worker also said that most muras are done by individuals.
Murasa artists are not paid.
However, the worker told the newspaper that the money goes into a private bank account that the artist can use for expenses.
Another murasa artist, who works at the Detroit Mercy Health System, told the paper that the business helps pay for basic necessities like rent, health insurance and food.
He also told the Free Times that he doesn’t have any personal relationships with the artist, and that he works for the business.
One of the artists, who spoke to the Free Press anonymously, said he is not paid for the work.
He was not available for comment to the Detroit Sun.
Other muras can be found on murazamaking.com.
Read the Detroit Post article.