With the exception of shoveling out from under the biggest snowfall in Baltimore’s history, January saw little art activity across the city during January. Thus, today’s post turns retrospective and presents the top twenty-five images Charm City Streets captured during 2015.
During Artscape 2015, July 17th-19th, Section 1 sponsored the weekend-long street art and music event Satellites to raise funds to complete the urban art park under the Jones Falls Expressway.
An exhilarating array of prominent artists from Baltimore, New York, and Washington, DC painted live at several sites throughout Artscape. On Friday, you saw Rubin 415, HKS 181, Rok, Dutta, Felipe Goncalves, Nicole Fallek, Smoke, Wake (a favorite old school Baltimore artist and writer), Nether (known for his Wall Hunters: Slumlord Project, Visions: Sandtown Mural and Arts Project, and more), Cristen Hoyt, Worthy, Cloud, and Bank.
Last weekend Stefan Ways traveled to Baltimore from his new home in Portland, Oregon to coordinate Shift, a mural project in the Highlandtown Community Garden. Prominent artists from Baltimore and DC took part: Chelove, Ernest Shaw, Jr, Mas Paz, Nether, Pablo Machioli, Reed Bmore, Stefan Ways, and Wake.
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Albus Cavus and Words Beats & Life, this year’s Fine Lines Paint Jam took place on Saturday, May 9th, behind the Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center in Northeast DC.
The weather conditions were mild, and the painters cool and controlled; but, the artwork was hot. Bersk (Midnight Anchor), Ceda, Mas Paz, Mizta, The Ugly Kids, and Wake created excellent pieces. O.T.Pasha painted a most serene deejay. The villainous Harlequin, Ninja warriors, and other anime characters ruled their wall space. Deal crafted an interesting stencil featuring a quote from John Trudell, an indigenous poet and activist.