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.
Travel and family obligations occupied the majority of my time since early October. Before I leave town again later this week I wanted to post the latest interview with the streets of Charm City.
One can relax in Paradise Alley. Here gentle breezes blow across the calm harbor waters. Every sunset is colorful, dramatic, and simply spectacular. At your signal animated bartenders serve refreshing Mai Tais. After a couple of delicious drinks, you will cease to notice the bartender’s ratty appearance as well as the sketchy old alley cat.
A quarter century of Non Stop Funk is quite the accomplishment; so renowned Bmore writers Arek and Stab decided to celebrate this milestone NSF Crew anniversary. Thanks to generous support from The Loading Dock, Inc. and Spray Planet by Montana Cans, the Bricks, Brews & Crews Paint Jam this past weekend was a spray-tacular success.
July was a hectic month, both personally and art wise. I spent the first couple of weeks visiting family in Seattle and the last week or so getting the house ready to go on the market. Our daughters and grandchildren now live in Seattle, so my wife and I have decided to move to the Emerald City. Despite all the hustle and bustle, I made time to photograph the latest art in Baltimore’s public spaces. Of course, it took me until the end of August before I had time to process the images. Thank you for your patience.
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.
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.
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.
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