NOW THAT’S REAL STREET ART!

Headlining today's post ... street art by Flavio Coppola from the original by Raphael

Headlining today’s post … street art by Flavio Coppola from the original by Raphael

Over the weekend, Little Italy celebrated Italian Heritage Month with a parade, live music, fine Italian food and wine, a 5K run, a bocce tournament, and more. A folk tradition dating back centuries was the celebration’s key event.

In olden days, itinerant artists traveled from one village festival to the next to earn their keep. They were known as madonnari because they portrayed saints and religious themes in their artwork. Carrying on this centuries-old tradition visual artists nowadays use chalk to create magnificent artwork right on the surface of the street.

Well-known street artists from the four corners of the earth traveled to Little Italy to compete in this arts festival. Andrea Starinieri, Anthony Cappetto, Barbara Epstein Gruber, Carlos Alberto Garcia, Daniel Heifetz, Flavio Coppola, Michael Kirby, Reed Bmore, Tomoteru “ToMo” Saito, Toven, Vera Bugatti and others battled rain Friday and Saturday. On Sunday Mother Nature provided sunny skies, so the artists were able to delight festival goers with a dazzling showcase of artwork. As you can see, a number of the artists created an intriguing three-dimensional effect through their use of color, shape, and perspective.

Andrea Starinieri at work - original painting by Da Vinci

Andrea Starinieri at work – original painting by Da Vinci

Street art by Anthony Cappetto

Street art by Anthony Cappetto

Barbara Epstein Gruber at work

Barbara Epstein Gruber at work

Street art by Carlos Alberto Garcia

Street art by Carlos Alberto Garcia

Street art by Daniel Heifetz - original painting by

Street art by Daniel Heifetz – original painting by Modigliani

Daniel Heifetz at work

Daniel Heifetz at work

Street art by Flavio Coppola - original painting by

Street art by Flavio Coppola – original painting by Raphael

Street art by Michael Kirby

Street art by Michael Kirby

Look Up, Love More - street art by Reed Bmore

Look Up, Love More – street art by Reed Bmore

Street art by Tomoteru "ToMo" Saito - original painting by William Bouguereau

Street art by Tomoteru “ToMo” Saito – original painting by William Bouguereau

Tomoteru "ToMo" Saito at work

Tomoteru “ToMo” Saito at work

Street art by Toven

Street art by Toven

Street art by Vera Bugatti

Street art by Vera Bugatti

Charm City Streets highly recommends you attend this annual art festival next year.

 


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