Birdcap and Richt are two artists who drew a particular amount of attention during the third annual Pow! Wow! DC Mural Festival last week in NoMa.
Local, regional and international artists gathered May 5th–13th in DC’s NoMa neighborhood for the third annual Pow! Wow! DC mural festival.
A Chinese dragon, a host of spirit animals and golden characters, an endearing father and child, a gigantic chameleon, and more lined the stretch of the Metropolitan Branch Trail between R Street NE and New York Avenue NE. Charm City Streets captured much of the artistic action along this outdoor art gallery.
It is said April showers bring flowers. I am not a horticulturist, but I can say the warm weather certainly brought about an explosion of crazy fresh graff and murals all around town. Here follows the artwork Charm City Streets came across during the second half of the month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.