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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.

MARCH MADNESS STRIKES DC

Headlining today’s post … building blocks by JAH ONE

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.

MAD SCIENCE    

Headlining today’s post … Mad Science side-by-side wall with Rok, Ruste and Meca

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.

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

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … Cheers by Baltimore’s much-admired writer Siek

Acclaimed local artists Ernest Shaw Jr. and Nether created a phenomenal mural for a future literacy center in West Baltimore.

Future literacy center in West Baltimore

Detail from the new collaboration by Ernest Shaw, Jr. and Nether

DOZER’S WAREHOUSE

Headlining today’s post … You want a Hawaiian Punch by Blink

Earlier this year Beacon Arts, a volunteer arts council, launched a pop-up art space in an abandoned warehouse to host a variety of art classes and exhibits in Seattle’s North Beacon Hill community.

Last week, Beacon Arts and Crick Lont of Dozer Art launched Dozer’s Warehouse inside this warehouse warren. Through the latter part of the year visitors can see a dope collection of over 60 graffiti pieces and murals. Artists and graffiti writers from the Pacific Northwest and other parts of the country covered the walls with artwork from floor to ceiling. Baltimore’s own ROK created a smokin’ burner for the exhibit.

JERSEY FRESH JAM 2017

Headlining today’s post – Jay Mack and Menas together again

Legendary – that single word is the appropriate way to describe Jersey Fresh Jam 2017 which Charm City Streets attended this past weekend. Jersey Fresh Jam is New Jersey’s premiere Hip Hop Festival. Each year artists, DJs, graff writers and musicians from up and down the Mid-Atlantic come together in Trenton to celebrate Hip Hop culture. The tunes are unforgettable, and the artwork is stupendous.