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DC STREET STICKER EXPO 4.0

Headlining today’s post … the 8×8 foot collage by Nick Zimbro

On New Year’s Eve the Fridge Gallery in Washington, DC brought its 2018 Street Sticker Expo to a close. Artist iwillnot created this event, and over the past five years the art show has grown in size and popularity. DC Street Sticker Expo 4.0 presented thousands of stickers by hundreds of artists from around the world. The major attractions at the 2018 event were the ginormous 8’ square collage by artist Nick Zimbro (@mr.zimbro) and the life-size skateboarder by Hugh Brisman (@hughbrisman).

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining this month’s post … Ernest Shaw Jr. and his tribute to Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul

The flurry of incredible artwork in Graffiti Alley continued unabated this month. Ernest Shaw Jr. painted a stunning tribute to Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, and to John Coltrane, the ever remarkable jazz saxophonist. Megan Lewis created two more beautiful murals in her #blkwomen series next to which Ernest painted a stern-looking portrait of Pablo Picasso. West fashioned a dope 3D face peering out of a corner wall … as well as

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … Klaatu barada nikto –
a galactic graff writer by Daver sports cool shades

Global warming affecting Baltimore! Many days this month the weather was more spring-like than early winter-like, and so art in public spaces bloomed all around the city much like an unexpected bumper crop of spring flowers

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … the Earth Day mural Pablo Machioli created at the 2017 Fine Lines Paint Jam in Northeast DC

This month Charm City Streets continued its search of locations off the beaten path and discovered captivating recent artwork by Arek, Daver, Jakot, Jekel, Jurne, Stab, Stoe, and Walt. In addition, Charm City Streets encountered

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … Cellar Dwellers by subterranean Stoe

Acclaimed writers Ichabod, Arek, Mast, and Jurne created an outstanding back to back piece in the Station North Arts District. It is fitting that artist Bob Ross from the celebrated PBS show The Joy of Painting commands a central role in the piece.

BENEATH – EPISODE 3

Headlining today’s post … Cellar Dwellers by subterranean Stoe

You have braved our travels in Beneath – Episodes 1 and 2. Now, join Charm City Streets as it undertakes the third and final journey down below the streets of Baltimore.

BENEATH – EPISODE 1

Headlining today’s post … Cedar

Over the past five years Charm City Streets has taken you on regular photo tours of art in public spaces. We have visited Baltimore’s neighborhoods; the DC Metropolitan area; Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan; Miami; parts of the Midwest and Pacific Northwest; and, even Germany. Together we have walked hundreds of miles up and down city streets and alleyways; watched artists live painting during art festivals, mural projects, and paint jams; and, explored abandoned buildings such as a Cold War spy station in Berlin, Germany. Along the way we have encountered incredible graffiti writers and street artists.

ABANDONED ART

Headlining today’s post … up on the roof with Userp

Abandoned and derelict buildings possess character, project a unique atmosphere, and assure graffiti writers and urban explorers alike an irresistible sense of adventure.

Over the past few months Charm City Streets has encountered spectacular graffiti in a variety of vacant sites. Please note that a physical visit to these dilapidated buildings requires care. Falling beams could squish you. A rotted floor could suddenly give way beneath you. Plus, there is danger of entrapment and myriad other unpleasant incidents.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today's post ... A late autumn landscape

Headlining today’s post … A late autumn landscape

The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA) awarded artist Ali Duggan the 2016 PNC Transformative Art Prize for her large-scale mural project in West Baltimore’s Harlem Park neighborhood. At the intersection of N Fulton Avenue and W Lanvale Street, Ali is creating a series of notable murals entitled A Step Forward. Charm City Streets understands that a future community garden will accompany this mural project.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today's post ... Artful Abandonment - a Civic Works Project by artist Adam Stab

Headlining today’s post … Artful Abandonment – a Civic Works Project by artist Adam Stab

Street artists Mateus Bailon, Richard Best, John Gingrich, and Stefan Ways created large-scale murals at Section 1 Project’s Creative Labs in the Clipper Mill Industrial Park. Shiva, a 3D anaglyphic collaboration by Richard Best and John Gingrich; Reclaim, Remain Antman by Stefan Ways; and, dueling waterfowl by Mateus Bailon of Urban Walls Brazil.