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WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … Cheers by Baltimore’s much-admired writer Siek

Acclaimed local artists Ernest Shaw Jr. and Nether created a phenomenal mural for a future literacy center in West Baltimore.

Future literacy center in West Baltimore

Detail from the new collaboration by Ernest Shaw, Jr. and Nether

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.

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 … In memory of Vandel

Seemingly, Daver and Siek can hardly wait to see the Bad Birds of Baltimore take to the field on Opening Day 2017. O say can you see that Daver and Siek have hit back-to-back home runs! 

BENEATH – EPISODE 3

Headlining today’s post … Cellar Dwellers by subterranean Stoe

You have braved our travels in Beneath – Episodes 1 and 2. Now, join Charm City Streets as it undertakes the third and final journey down below the streets of Baltimore.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today's post ... visions of sweet treats by Siek

Headlining today’s post … visions of sweet treats by Siek

Best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year to all the artists and writers whose creativity and art make Charm City Streets possible … to our readers whose interest in and appreciation of graffiti and street art fuel our photography … and to fellow photographers whose comradery and guidance allow Charm City Streets to capture images of artwork otherwise unknown or inaccessible. Our heartfelt thanks go out to each and every one of you.

GRAFFITI ALLEY REDUX

Headlining today's post ... thumbs up to Graffiti Alley

Headlining today’s post … thumbs up to Graffiti Alley

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.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today's post ... His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama - wheatpaste by Sorta

Headlining today’s post … His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama – wheatpaste by Sorta

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.

ROLL DOWN GET DOWN PAINT JAM

Toka at work

Toka at work on his mural for Roll Down Get Down

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.

FINE LINES PAINT JAM 2016 IN DC

Headlining today's post ... Trust us, we'll paint til we die by

Headlining today’s post … Trust us, we’ll paint til we die by Kate Deciccio for Fine Lines Paint Jame 2016

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.