Late last week Charm City Streets had the pleasure of touring New York’s Astoria neighborhood and capturing images of the artwork created in early June during the 2018 Welling Court Mural Project.
Eight years ago, residents of Welling Court in the Astoria neighborhood of New York City joined forces with the Ad Hoc Art Gallery to enhance their small community through public art. From its humble beginning, this annual event has mushroomed into a dazzling array of artwork created by a host of prominent muralists, street artists and graffiti writers … both from around the corner and the globe. The 2017 Welling Court Mural Project took place Saturday, June 10th.
Back in 2009, folks living in the Welling Court neighborhood of Queens asked Ad Hoc Art Gallery to help them clean up and enhance their community, and the Welling Court Mural Project was born. Every year since then, Ad Hoc Art invites artists from far and wide to help turn the neighborhood into an open-air art gallery. Their annual block party in June is a celebrated event.
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.
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.
Last weekend, the Bushwick Collective celebrated its 5th Annual Block Party. Renowned graffiti and street artists from all four corners of the globe gathered in Brooklyn to create new pieces live. Block after block, people packed the streets to watch these artists in action and to enjoy the live music performances.
Coney Art Walls 2016 opened Memorial Day weekend in Brooklyn. Large-scale artwork by acclaimed street artists from across the country and around the world fills this open-air gallery. Coney Art Walls is located right on the boardwalk next to the original Nathan’s Hotdogs.
The first few snowflakes have begun to fall in Baltimore, and outdoors the scene is calm and bright. That will soon change … for the worse. Weather forecasters say Old Man Winter is hell-bent on walloping the Mid-Atlantic with a wicked winter storm that will leave the area snowbound and as cold as ice. Maryland and surrounding states have already declared a state of emergency. Before hunkering down for the long wintry weekend, Charm City Streets shares with you the remaining graffiti pieces it encountered during visits to Brooklyn in 2015. Hopefully, this art display will bring a welcome splash of color and delight to the drab and dreary weekend ahead.