Tag Archive for street art

WELLING COURT MURAL PROJECT, Part 1

Headlining today’s post … Where the Wilder Things Are by Sacsix

Eight years ago, residents of Welling Court in the Astoria neighborhood of New York City joined forces with the Ad Hoc Art Gallery to enhance their small community through public art. From its humble beginning, this annual event has mushroomed into a dazzling array of artwork created by a host of prominent muralists, street artists and graffiti writers … both from around the corner and the globe. The 2017 Welling Court Mural Project took place Saturday, June 10th.

BUSHWICK COLLECTIVE BLOCK PARTY 2017, Part 1

Headlining today’s post … Chor Boogie at the 2017 Bushwick Collective Block Party

The 7th Annual Bushwick Collective Block Party took place last weekend, and everyone enjoyed a rousing time. There was live music throughout the day; scrumptious vittles from a variety of NYC foodtrucks; a beer garden; and, fantastic new art work by 30+ artists and graff writers from around the world. Charm City Streets spent several days photographing the artists at work and now shares those behind-the-scene images with you.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … Richie Rich finds himself in a precarious position – wire sculpture by Reed Bmore

High above the Penn North neighborhood Richie Rich is in a precarious position from which he seemingly cannot escape. Sculptor Reed Bmore has been busy gracing Philly and Richmond with his wire art, but fortunate for us he found time to create this thought-provoking sculpture for his home town.

POW! WOW! DC 2017 – part 1

Headlining today’s post from Pow! Wow! DC … George Washington by Madsteez

Over the past ten days or so, Northeast DC has been abuzz with artistic activity. The international art festival Pow! Wow! returned to our Capital City for the second year in a row. DC artist Kelly Towles curated the event bringing 15 renowned artists from the four corners of the earth to the NoMa neighborhood.

HERE THERE BE A DRAGON

Headlining today’s post … an evening twilight view of the new mural by Jeff Huntington

Last week, world-renowned artist Jeff Huntington was in Baltimore painting a stunning new mural in Wilson Alley, near the corner of Park Avenue and W Franklin Street. The mural depicts a Chinese dragon and the Conquering Lion of Judah slithering their way in and out of the building’s windows. These symbols honor the neighborhood’s past and present. Over 30 years ago, the neighborhood was Baltimore’s vibrant Chinatown. Nowadays, the area is home to a thriving Ethiopian community.

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 … the Earth Day mural Pablo Machioli created at the 2017 Fine Lines Paint Jam in Northeast DC

This month Charm City Streets continued its search of locations off the beaten path and discovered captivating recent artwork by Arek, Daver, Jakot, Jekel, Jurne, Stab, Stoe, and Walt. In addition, Charm City Streets encountered

CAREY STREET POCKET PARK

Headlining today’s post … the colorful, eye-catching mural Nether created in the new Carey Street Pocket Park

Recently, the well-known Baltimore street artist Nether partnered with professional landscaper Elise Victoria to form Arts+Parks. The purpose of their non-profit organization is to create art-filled green space in Baltimore’s underserved communities. The Gutierrez Foundation funded their first major project – the Carey Street Pocket Park in the Harlem Park neighborhood.