Charm City Streets walked miles and miles each day last week seeking out recent and new-to-me murals in and around Brooklyn.
In posts over the past week or so, Charm City Streets has led you on a photo safari through twisting alleyways, inside an old factory, past warehouses trackside, and along the streets of Wynwood during Art Basel 2016. Today’s leg of the photo safari leads past the walls Wynwood has to offer in other nooks and crannies. Be prepared to see spectacular graffiti.
Yesterday’s post featured a photo tour of the interior of the former RC Cola bottling plant in Wynwood. This converted industrial site is now an event space.
The former RC Cola bottling plant in Wynwood stood abandoned until Mana Miami converted it into an event space several years ago. The building and lot are gargantuan in size – providing over 2000 linear feet of wall space. Thus, graffiti writers now converge here during Art Basel to work their artistic magic on the wide expanse of concrete canvas.
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.
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.