Despite all the rain and cool temperatures, street artists and graff writers all over the city have been busy these last several weeks.
Over the next several weeks, the 21st Century Cities Initiative at Johns Hopkins University will present a series of discussions entitled Redlining: Geographies of Exclusion and Conversations of Inclusion. The series focuses on the inequality of racial discrimination, how our country could bring about positive change, and what our local community can do to improve and enhance the quality of life for all in Baltimore.
The first discussion took place last Wednesday at the Motor House on North Avenue. Inside the meeting room Baltimore artists Ernest Shaw, Gaia, and Nether exhibited artwork they created to depict, portray and represent the themes of the discussion series.
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.
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the month of November, 2015.
As reported last month, the Eubie Blake: Sandtown Mural Project, curated by Baltimore street artist Nether, aimed to create ten new murals that illustrate the rugged life and indomitable spirit of the Sandtown community. The project drew near to a close in November. Megan Lewis completed her striking mural on the side of the Hookup Barber Shop building at Baker and McKean Streets. Michelle Santos completed her
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the month of September, 2015.
On the corner of N. Mount and Baker Streets, you can see Gaia created the latest mural for the Visions: Sandtown Mural & Arts Project.
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.
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the month of June and the first half of July, 2015.
Gaia added two wheatpastes to his series #Black Lives Matter. Reed Bmore erected two wire sculptures. His young girl on a rope swing is from the Visions: Sandtown Mural and Arts Project. The second sculpture, a young boy swinging along playground exercise rings, is from #ShiftBaltimore curated last month in Highlandtown by Stefan Ways.
On June 5th the initial First Friday Park West Bazaar took place in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore. Live music and the delicious aroma from numerous food trucks filled the air.
Section 1 Art Park curated a live street art event featuring Billy Mode, Cristen Hoyt, Pablo Machioli, Wake, and Will Shanklin.