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 weather forecast called for mild temperatures and sunny skies, so Charm City Streets took off to spend a few days in Brooklyn. Touring the streets of Bushwick and East Williamsburg is always a treat. Colorful murals, fascinating wheatpastes, and kewl graffiti covered many walls.
Headquartered in Berlin’s Tempelhof-Schoeneberg district, Urban Nation supports street art and artists world-wide. Their motto is all nations under one roof; and, their goal is a global exchange of artistic ideas, creative energies, and innovative talents.
The Eastside Gallery is not only the longest segment of the Berlin Wall that still stands today; it is likely the longest open air gallery in the world. It runs for some 1300+ meters, a bit more than 8 tenths of a mile, along Muehlenstrasse in the Friedrichshain district.
The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 ushered in change, hope for a brighter future in a reunited Germany, and hope for a freedom-filled future for all peoples and nations. Artists from all corners of the globe gathered in Berlin to capture and communicate the joy and excitement spawned by this hope.