WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … Cheshire Cat by Reed Bmore

While driving the other day along North Howard Street near the armory, I suddenly heard Tweedy Bird saying: I tawt I taw a puddy tat! I did! From a wire high overhead, the Cheshire Cat smiled serenely down upon passing motorists. Twas no advertisement for a performance of Alice in Wonderland; rather, the latest wire sculpture by Bawlmer’s incomparable Reed Bmore.

In a word, July was hot. Fortunately, the excessive temperature and miserable heat index did not put a damper on artists. There was a lot to see around the city and region.

Nether is working on a new mural in a community garden off of Barclay Street in the Station North neighborhood.

Barclay Street community garden mural by Nether

Close-up of the Barclay Street community garden mural

Close-up of the Barclay Street community garden mural

Pablo Machioli is putting the finishing touches on his second mural in the Middle East community. As Charm City Streets reported last month, he has the support of local groups to paint several large scale murals near the intersection of E Madison and N Madeira Streets.

Indigenous drummer by Pablo Machioli

The initial Double Down Kings All-City Invitational Paint Jam took place over the July 8th weekend in West Hyattsville. Writers came from far and wide for this two day event to paint the old Ginns Warehouse. As you see below, Baltimore writers Daver, Rezist, ROK and others joined DC area writers Delik3, Jah-One, Mizta and others to demo their style and skill … and paint burners hot enough to fry an egg upon.

Rezist

Daver

Character detail by Daver

Arbor

Nevs

ROK

Jah One

Eye by Jah One

Versa

Pesk

Some

Turk

Deity

Mask and Delik

Delik

A fish out of water by Delik

No Tell Motel by Mizta

Character detail from No Tell Motel by Mizta

Blaze, Ghost Crew Founder

Ghost Crew

Please note that demolition has since begun on the former warehouse. Construction will begin soon on the Riverfront at West Hyattsville – a new community of apartments, townhouses, retail space, parkland, and recreation facilities.

 

Charm City Streets encountered a number of outstanding graffiti pieces trackside around Baltimore and in the Johnston Square neighborhood.

Arek

Esteme

Jurne

Ronin

Jurne

Daver and Arek

Arek

Daver

Userp and Walt

Userp

Walt

Again and Bleak

Stamp

Userp and Asher

Userp and RIP Vandel

Asher

Bunk and Nsane

Bunk

Nsane

Huske and Vaskar

 

 

 

Graffiti writers were as busy as the muralists. Taledms came down from Jersey to paint a flaming hot burner on the remaining spot of the Bay Island Seafood House wall in Sowebo (event reported on last month). P.S. Charm City Streets shot another attention-getting piece by Taledms in Brooklyn last month. Click here to see it.

Taledms in action

Taledms in action

Taledms in action

Burnin’ Up … Taledms at Bay Island Seafood House in Sowebo

On the south side of town there were several dope new yet classic throwups.

Absurd and Meca

Absurd

Meca

Mawk and Mizta

Mawk

Mizta

Marz

 

Writers were equally prolific in the Station North Arts District.

Bonker on Morton Street

@chrissmith410 at work in Graffiti Alley

Fangs – rattlin’ around in Graffiti Alley

Not the father by Thuro

Be sure to read the reports Charm City Streets wrote earlier this month on the annual Bushwick Collective Block Party in Brooklyn and the Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria, Queens. The artwork was myriad, and the artists simply incredible.

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