MAMMOTH NEW MURAL NEAR SAGAMORE VENTURES’ CITY GARAGE

The long perspective

Headlining today’s post … ginormous new mural by Richard Best & Billy Mode shaping up on S Hanover Street

In South Baltimore, artists Richard Best and Billy Mode are painting a 360 foot-long mural near West Covington Park and Sagamore Ventures’ City Garage. In the image gallery below, you can see that Richard and Billy are facing head-on the unique creative challenges which the length and slope of this behemoth wall present.

ROLL DOWN GET DOWN PAINT JAM

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Toka at work on his mural for Roll Down Get Down

This past Sunday, in cooperation with MidCity Development and Recreative Spaces, Words Beats & Life hosted a live paint jam in Northeast DC. Entitled Roll Down Get Down the paint jam redecorated the metal gates covering the storefronts at 1301 Rhode Island Ave NE. The event featured prominent graff writers and street artists from DC, Maryland, and Virginia; plus live music and a vendor bazaar.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

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Headlining today’s post … mural by Michael Owen

July 2016 has claimed the dubious distinction of being one of the hottest on record in Baltimore’s history. Not to be outdone, the students in the Street Art 101 class taught by Richard Best at MICA kept up the heat by

FINE LINES PAINT JAM 2016 IN DC

Headlining today's post ... Trust us, we'll paint til we die by

Headlining today’s post … Trust us, we’ll paint til we die by Kate Deciccio for Fine Lines Paint Jame 2016

On Saturday April 30th, the artist collective Albus Cavus joined forces with Words Beats & Life Inc. to present the annual Fine Lines Paint Jam in Northeast DC. Top graff writers and street artists from the Baltimore/DC Metropolitan Area and beyond painted live throughout the day-long event and covered the 900 foot-long wall with incredible artwork.

SCAPE JAM MURAL FESTIVAL AT ARTSCAPE 2016

Goodloe Byron for Section 1 - Artscape 2016

Headlining today’s post … T.Rex by Goodloe Byron for Section 1 Project

During Artscape 2016 this past weekend, Section 1 Project curated a live street art painting event in its pop-up lot on the corner of Maryland Avenue and W Lanvale Street.

Scape Jam Mural Festival 2016 showcased 18 outstanding graffiti writers and street artists. The line-up included Abner, Adam Estes, Avery Storms, Cristen Hoyt, Defy, Goodloe Byron, HKS181, John Gingrich, Jorge Santos, Joshua Hawkins, Mccabe Jemrosz, Merlet, Nevs, Osirus, Reed Bmore, Socalled, and Wake.

A TRIBUTE TO BALTIMORE’S ARABBERS

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Headlining today’s post … a tribute to Baltimore’s Arabbers by Nether

Beginning in the mid-1800s, vendors would walk along city streets selling fresh produce from their horse-drawn carts. These enterprising businessmen came to be known as arabbers. During the last century, the rise of mass transportation, grocery store chains, and urban to suburban migrations all contributed to a steady decline of arabbers across the country. Today, Baltimore is fortunate to have a handful of dedicated arabbers who still carry on this century-old tradition.

PUERTO RICO WALL

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Headlining today’s post … Crash and PerOne painted the cornerstone of the Puerto Rico wall

In honor of New York’s annual Puerto Rican Day, members of the FX Crew and Tats Cru took over the corner of Moore and White Streets in Brooklyn’s East Williamsburg neighborhood. Together BG183, Bio, Clark, Crash, Dero, Doves, Nicer, PerOne, Ribs, and Yes1 created the colorful, imaginative Puerto Rico Wall.

MEMORIAL TO HENRIETTA LACKS

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Headlining today’s post … Henrietta Lacks & Johns Hopkins … early morning light on the mural by Gaia

Henrietta Lacks was an African American woman who died at a young age of cervical cancer in 1951. Unbeknownst to her or her family, Johns Hopkins Hospital biopsied her tumor during her treatment there. While most human cells survive only a few days in the laboratory, Henrietta Lacks’ cells had a unique indestructible characteristic. Medical researcher Dr. George Otto Gey used her cells to create a strain known today as the HeLa cell line. Since its discovery and creation, researchers such as Jonas Salk have used the immortal HeLa cell line to transform medical science and discover treatments for a variety of diseases. The book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is a fascinating read.

BUSHWICK COLLECTIVE BLOCK PARTY 2016, Part IV

Headlining today's post ... delicious snacks by Jamie Hef, Tone and Yes One

Headlining today’s post … delicious snacks by Jamie Hef, Tone and Yes One

The 5th Annual Bushwick Collective Block Party showcased work by 20+ graffiti artists; more than in prior years. Charm City Streets now shares with you the images it captured of AC2, Dinkc, Giz, Hef, Hoacs, Hops1, Jerms, Jins, Just One, Kais, Meres, Miro, Paze, Tats Cru, Tone, Topaz, Zaone, and many more writers in action.