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WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … the colorful upbeat mural by Jay Coleman

Starting the New Year off on the upbeat is the impressive new mural DC artist Jay Coleman (@jayfcoleman) created in Baltimore’s Bromo Arts District. With Eubie Blake on piano and the exuberant young drummer in the foreground, one can feel the rhythm and the percussive beat emanating from this eye-catching artwork.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … Again climbed lofty heights again!

Prior to its grand opening, Baltimore’s dynamic Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn created one of their signature murals on Union Craft Brewing in the new Union Collective at 1700 W. 41st Street in the Hampden-Medfield neighborhood. Their use of color, shape and pattern is striking. The closer you approach the mural the more intriguing the patterns and shapes within patterns and shapes becomes. You gotta check out this fascinating mural … and enjoy all that the Union Collective will soon have to offer.

New mural by Katey and Jessie underway at Union Craft Brewing

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.

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

HIDDEN TREASURE

Headlining today’s post … Siek and Casper the Graff Ghost

City walls are arguably the most common place to find graffiti – everything from hand styles, to burners, to masterpieces. However, graffiti writers and artists also make use of such off the beaten path locations as tunnels, highway underpasses, abandoned buildings, and more.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … #muckbunnies by well-known Jules Muck (@muckrock)

In Station North long-time writers Arbor, Daver, Motor and Stab collaborated on a striking back to back piece. Catch the full report here.

Collaboration by Arbor, Daver, Moter, and Stab

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today's post ... visions of sweet treats by Siek

Headlining today’s post … visions of sweet treats by Siek

Best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year to all the artists and writers whose creativity and art make Charm City Streets possible … to our readers whose interest in and appreciation of graffiti and street art fuel our photography … and to fellow photographers whose comradery and guidance allow Charm City Streets to capture images of artwork otherwise unknown or inaccessible. Our heartfelt thanks go out to each and every one of you.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Eyes of the tiger

Headlining today’s edition … Eyes of the Tiger … garage door artwork in Sowebo

Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the month of February, 2015. Snowstorms, sleet, ice, freezing temperatures, and severe wintry weather forced most artists to stay indoors this month.

HIDDEN GEMS 4 – DISCOVERING ART-FILLED PUBLIC SPACES

Wake 2

Wake

Graffiti writers and street artists make use of concrete space in a wide variety of places around Baltimore. Now that the vegetation has died back during the winter, Charm City Streets recently revisited Gwynn Falls in Southwest Baltimore. This area is a bit off the beaten path, so much of the artwork is historic.