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.
Local, regional and international artists gathered May 5th–13th in DC’s NoMa neighborhood for the third annual Pow! Wow! DC mural festival.
A Chinese dragon, a host of spirit animals and golden characters, an endearing father and child, a gigantic chameleon, and more lined the stretch of the Metropolitan Branch Trail between R Street NE and New York Avenue NE. Charm City Streets captured much of the artistic action along this outdoor art gallery.
What did 45 do now? What’s the latest political uproar? Does this have anything to do with b-ball? None of the above. We are talking about the tantalizing scent of aerosol paint wafting over Northeast DC for the past two weekends.
Acclaimed writers from Baltimore, DC, and environs gathered for a paint jam at the ginormous wall behind Forman Mills on Rhode Island Ave NE. Highly respected crews such as FGS, HOD, KPG, NSF, PA, TGE and others were well represented.
Legendary – that single word is the appropriate way to describe Jersey Fresh Jam 2017 which Charm City Streets attended this past weekend. Jersey Fresh Jam is New Jersey’s premiere Hip Hop Festival. Each year artists, DJs, graff writers and musicians from up and down the Mid-Atlantic come together in Trenton to celebrate Hip Hop culture. The tunes are unforgettable, and the artwork is stupendous.
This past Sunday, in cooperation with MidCity Development and Recreative Spaces, Words Beats & Life hosted a live paint jam in Northeast DC. Entitled Roll Down Get Down the paint jam redecorated the metal gates covering the storefronts at 1301 Rhode Island Ave NE. The event featured prominent graff writers and street artists from DC, Maryland, and Virginia; plus live music and a vendor bazaar.
On Saturday April 30th, the artist collective Albus Cavus joined forces with Words Beats & Life Inc. to present the annual Fine Lines Paint Jam in Northeast DC. Top graff writers and street artists from the Baltimore/DC Metropolitan Area and beyond painted live throughout the day-long event and covered the 900 foot-long wall with incredible artwork.
During Artscape 2016 this past weekend, Section 1 Project curated a live street art painting event in its pop-up lot on the corner of Maryland Avenue and W Lanvale Street.
Scape Jam Mural Festival 2016 showcased 18 outstanding graffiti writers and street artists. The line-up included Abner, Adam Estes, Avery Storms, Cristen Hoyt, Defy, Goodloe Byron, HKS181, John Gingrich, Jorge Santos, Joshua Hawkins, Mccabe Jemrosz, Merlet, Nevs, Osirus, Reed Bmore, Socalled, and Wake.