In the Station North Arts District, there is an L-shaped alleyway known as Graffiti Alley. Graff writers and street artists regularly cover these brick walls with a fresh coat of paint, because it is the only place Baltimore City legally permits graffiti.
Section 1 Project was quite prolific this month. Three large-scale murals went up at their Creative Labs in the Clipper Mill Industrial Park. The first mural, a collaboration between Pablo Machioli and Argentinian artist Federico Segatori, headlined Section 1’s cultural exchange program Roots/Raices – an event that explored the cultural identities that shape our urban communities. Alongside the building facing the Light Rail tracks, Nether created the second mural which he named The Guardians. And, toward the end of August, Section 1 Executive Director Richard Best started work on the third mural. It will feature a new 3D painting technique.
July 2016 has claimed the dubious distinction of being one of the hottest on record in Baltimore’s history. Not to be outdone, the students in the Street Art 101 class taught by Richard Best at MICA kept up the heat by
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 September, 2014 and features the Elemental series of murals by Paul Mericle; the mural Nether painted for the Locally Sourced exhibition; three wire sculptures by Reed Bmore; plus, work by various artists in Graffiti Alley.
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the month of June, 2014 and features a wheatpaste by Nether entitled Anxiety; a wheatpaste by Sorta; a piece by Marz; and work by six artists in Graffiti Alley.
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the month of May, 2014 and features three murals by Vulpes Vulpes; two murals by Nether (one a collaborative with Stefan Ways); four wheatpastes and stencils by Toven; a mural in Sowebo (southwest Baltimore) by Foes; throwups by Userp and Asher; work by eight artists in Graffiti Alley; and more.
Over the past two months artists involved in the Wall Hunters Slumlord Project have used a variety of street art to expose the real owners of ramshackle, derelict, and vacant properties that blight Baltimore neighborhoods. Led by Baltimore artist Nether and housing activist Carol Ott, Wall Hunters Slumlord Project created artwork on 17 abandoned properties spread across Baltimore City. Each art installation included a quick response link to details about the owner and the individual property’s housing and safety code violations. There are thousands upon thousands of vacant properties across Baltimore. The goals of the Wall Hunters Slumlord Project are to draw attention to the impact vacant housing has on the local community; to foster and build a public discussion between communities and city government about remedies; and to demonstrate the use of street art as a means of positive change.