Tag Archive for mural

POW! WOW! DC 2018 MURAL FESTIVAL

Headlining today’s post … Father and son by Martin Swift

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.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … bugging out with Daver and Siek

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.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … West by West

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.

NETHER AND BOCEK PARK

Headlining today’s post … well-known Baltimore artist Nether poses near his sixth mural in Bocek Park

Lately, Nether has been a mural machine creating a series of six attention-grabbing murals in and around the Bocek Park community. This outdoor gallery is part of his on-going Arts+Parks project.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … colorful, character-rich burners by Siek and Daver

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.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … new mural by Nether for Arts+Parks

On a cold morning mid-month, Charm City Streets visited Nether on site of the latest Arts + Parks mural project. Located on the corner of East Madison Street at North Curley, the main mural illustrates the cultural history of this Eastside neighborhood. In the late 1900s and early 20th century, it grew to handle the wave of newly-arrived Czech immigrants and soon became known as Little Bohemia or Bohemia Village. Two

A MURDER OF MURALS

Headlining today’s post … what big, sharp, numerous teeth you have by Shark Toof

There are numerous fascinating collective nouns for birds such as a commotion of coots, a conspiracy of ravens, a grumbling of wild turkeys, and a squabble of gulls. I bring this to your attention because there must be a more interesting even spellbinding phrase to describe a collection of street art pieces – rather than simply saying murals. I propose paraphrasing the collective noun for crows and say a murder of murals. Before there is any grumbling or squabbling or calling me an old coot, one has to agree the images below clearly demonstrate the artists walloped those walls and set them aflame. In a word, they murdered these murals.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … Klaatu barada nikto –
a galactic graff writer by Daver sports cool shades

Global warming affecting Baltimore! Many days this month the weather was more spring-like than early winter-like, and so art in public spaces bloomed all around the city much like an unexpected bumper crop of spring flowers

WOMEN OF PROPERTY

Headlining today’s post … Women of property in Remington by Gaia

Baltimore’s globetrotting artist Gaia, with a helping hand from local artist Brandon Buckson, created a captivating new mural last week on the corner of W 26th Street and Hampden Avenue in Remington.