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The Writing’s On the Walls at Urbane Apts


Urbane Apartments celebrated the grand opening of their new Michigan location in a unique way.  On October 22nd, owner Eric Brown hosted the Sharpie “Draw on the Walls” contest by opening up the space to the public and inviting 12 local artists to create innovative and eccentric designs on the walls of the building’s Co-Work space’s meeting rooms.

*The Co-Work space is designed for small to medium sized companies needing a trendy office space, as well as for Urbane residents’ use of office machines and desk space.

 The winner of the Sharpie “Draw On the Walls” contest and $750 was Urbane resident, Ryan Gardner.  I think that the best way to describe Gardner’s creation (this pun just happens to fit perfectly) would be this:  Uncapping What’s Inside of an imaginative mind. Now, I know that you think I’m just plugging the Sharpie campaign, but seriously, look at the pics and tell me that’s not a pretty accurate description!

1st place Winner, Ryan Gardner

1st place Winner, Ryan Gardner

Gardner, Writing on the Walls with Sharpie!

Gardner, Writing on the Walls with Sharpie!

Spotlight on the Winner!

Spotlight on the Winner!

With about 100 attendees, the event was a success.  Taking place in the Co-Work space, the 12 artists drew live on the walls with an assortment of Sharpie markers.  The outcomes are pretty amazing! (See pictures below.) I don’t know about you but I get nervous writing my name on a nametag with 1 person watching, let alone 99 people watching me draw on a wall –Talk about pressure.  I have to give big props to the artists.  Great work guys; you’ve made Sharpie proud!

In addition to live art, Urbane Apts. also provided drinks & appetizers, gave property tours, hosted a live raffle, all the while, moving to the beats of DJ Terry Hall, with photographer Rachel Wade capturing every Sharpie moment!

Here are some pics of the artists drawing at the Urbane Apt. event!
















For more on the event check out Urbane on Facebook and their blog.  Of course get the scoop about Urbane Aprtments at


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5 thoughts on “The Writing’s On the Walls at Urbane Apts

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  2. Hey Sharpie Friends,
    Thank you so much for including a story about our Sharpie Draw on the Walls Contest and Party.

    It was a lot of fun, and pretty fascinating about how into Sharpie Pens folks are! Pretty Cool,

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