WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … West by West

Through April 21st the phenomenal Light City festival is in full swing all around the Inner Harbor and Harboreast neighborhood. This is the only event of its size and scope in the United States, so be sure to check their website for the full schedule of events.

The frenetic pace of creativity continued unabated all around Baltimore as evidenced by the large number of fresh artwork Charm City Streets encountered by mid-April.

THE CORNER

Headlining today’s post … Heroines, a collaborative mural by Nether410, Whitney Frazier and Neacey

A new mural is going up on The Corner, the intersection of South Monroe and West Fayette Streets in West Baltimore. Nether410 is collaborating with community artist Whitney Frazier and community activist @1neacey on a mural depicting the Heroines of the community.

Neacey explained she has become soul weary of battling the pervasive impact of heroin in her neighborhood. For example, while she was working alone on the mural early this week, a man collapsed nearby. Neacey called 911, and the dispatcher talked her through applying CPR. When the paramedics arrived 20 minutes later, they administered Naloxone which prevented his death from an overdose. One can only imagine how scared Neacey was to literally hold that man’s life in her hands.

NETHER AND BOCEK PARK

Headlining today’s post … well-known Baltimore artist Nether poses near his sixth mural in Bocek Park

Lately, Nether has been a mural machine creating a series of six attention-grabbing murals in and around the Bocek Park community. This outdoor gallery is part of his on-going Arts+Parks project.

JOURNEY TO JURNE IN DC

Headlining today’s post … dope new burner by Jurne (@scienceism) in Northeast DC

To paraphrase Jerry Lee Lewis, there has been a whole lotta shakin‘ of spray paint goin’ on recently in Northeast DC. Over the weekend Charm City Streets took a journey down to photograph this fresh graffiti. Unfortunately, the existing light conditions provided way too much contrast and precluded the chance of capturing quality images.

MARCH MADNESS STRIKES DC

Headlining today’s post … building blocks by JAH ONE

What did 45 do now? What’s the latest political uproar? Does this have anything to do with b-ball? None of the above. We are talking about the tantalizing scent of aerosol paint wafting over Northeast DC for the past two weekends.

Acclaimed writers from Baltimore, DC, and environs gathered for a paint jam at the ginormous wall behind Forman Mills on Rhode Island Ave NE. Highly respected crews such as FGS, HOD, KPG, NSF, PA, TGE and others were well represented.

MAD SCIENCE    

Headlining today’s post … Mad Science side-by-side wall with Rok, Ruste and Meca

Midweek I caught Meca putting the final touches on his fresh new piece that is part of the wall he did with Rok and Ruste. In addition to the three dope burners, a mad scientist and a ginormous lab rat enliven the wall.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … colorful, character-rich burners by Siek and Daver

Weather records show that the first week of January was Baltimore’s coldest start to any year over the past 140+ years. In a word – bbbrrrrrr! Few folks ventured outside. Fortunately, things warmed up enough to entice artists, writers, and this photographer back outdoors.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … new mural by Nether for Arts+Parks

On a cold morning mid-month, Charm City Streets visited Nether on site of the latest Arts + Parks mural project. Located on the corner of East Madison Street at North Curley, the main mural illustrates the cultural history of this Eastside neighborhood. In the late 1900s and early 20th century, it grew to handle the wave of newly-arrived Czech immigrants and soon became known as Little Bohemia or Bohemia Village. Two