Street Art Festival

A global art movement connecting world-wide artists with local artists in Ecuador, Fiesta de Colores brought together 25 international, national and local artists to collaborate with the community of Canoa last year. Six months after the earthquake had destroyed much of the Ecuadorian coast and killed hundreds of people, Fiesta de Colores created an outdoor mural gallery of over 30 large-scale murals, while sharing skills and ideas with the community.

This November the project will be expanded with an additional 30 murals, along with a deepening of the partnership with the local high school. It will also be extended to the Amazonian region of Ecuador, where artists and the community will work together to create public art projects and bio-murals to promote environmental awareness.

Tomorrow, September 28,  you can support the project by joining Fiesta de Colores, the Public Service Artists Guild, and Chemistry Creative for an evening of art, music, food, spirits and camaraderie.  Tickets can be purchased here. If you are unable to attend the fundraiser, but would still like to support these projects, you can donate to its online fundraiser here.

What follows are a few of the many works that will be on exhibit and for sale at tomorrow’s fundraiser:

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Layqa Nuna Yawar

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The event takes place from 7-11PM at Chemistry Creative, 315 Ten Eyck in Williamsburg

Note: The first three photos are from Fiesta de Colores, 2016

1 Don Rimx

2 Damaris Cruz

Don Rimx, Layqa Nuna Yawar and Gera Luz

All images courtesy Kristy McCarthy

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Beginning August 10th and continuing through the 20th, over 40 artists participated in Sacramento’s Wide Open Walls mural festival bringing stylish intrigue to the Sacramento area.  Pictured above is Russian artist Lora Zombie, along with two young fans, in front of her mural. What follows are several more images captured by NYC-based street and travel photographer Karin du Maire, who had been documenting the festival from the beginning:

Sacramento-based Molly Devlin and SV Williams, close-up from work in progress

Sacramento-based Micah Crandall-Bear, alongside his mural

Santa Cruz-based Jeremiah Kille, in progress

Australian artists Adnate and Jessica Crema aka Last Night Collective at work

Hong Kong-based Caratoes at work

Sacramento-based Bryan Valenzuela at work, close-up of huge mural

Organized by festival founder David Sobon and Branded Arts, the Wide Open Walls mural festival has evolved into one of the largest of its kind in the United States.

Photos by Karin du Maire

Note: Hailed in a range of media from WideWalls to the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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Celebrating the diversity of street art and its power to transform neighborhoods, the Wide Open Walls mural festival is now underway in Sacramento, California. Continuing through August 20th, it is bringing over 40 local, national and international artists to Downtown Sacramento and beyond. Pictured above is Spanish artist Okuda. What follows are several more images captured on site by street art and travel photographer Karin du Maire:

Madrid-based Okuda, close up

Paris-based Ludo

NYC-based How & Nosm at work

Nevada City-based Miles Toland with his mural

And on view at Beatnik Studios in coordination with the festival:

Sacramento-based Shaun Burner

And local artist Bryan Valenzuela

Organized by festival founder David Sobon and Branded ArtsWide Open Walls is one of the capital’s key attractions.

Photos by Karin du Maire

Note: Hailed in a range of media from WideWalls to the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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OuterSpace, an event series that merges public art, live music, design, action sports and culture, has recently added 18 new visually intriguing murals to Atlanta, Georgia’s visual landscape. Pictured above is Charleston, South Carolina-based artist Patch Whisky at work. Here are several more images — some of completed murals, and others while still in progress.

Austrian artist Nychos at work

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 Atlanta-based artist Greg MikeOuterSpace founder

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Atlanta-based Yoyo Ferro

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Spanish artist Sabek

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Buenos Aires-based Nase Pop at work

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Atlanta-based Dr Dax

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All photos courtesy OuterSpace: DV Photography; 3 Corey Weimer; 4 Kristin Ferro & 5 Elliot Alcalde 

Note: Hailed in a range of media from WideWalls to the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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Street Art Today celebrated King’s Day 2017 with the third edition of the annual Kings Spray Street Art Festival. On April 27, a part of the NDSM-wharf in the north of Amsterdam was transformed into a giant street art castle. Thirty-five national and international street artists created artworks of 3,5 by 5 meters inside the castle and on its walls. Pictured above is London-based Fin DAC at work. What follows is a photo report of the festival by street art and travel photographer Karin du Maire:

Dutch graffiti master Ces53 at work

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Brazilian artist Sipros at work

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Holland-based Mr  June at work

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Belgium-based Philip Bosmans aka Bosmaus

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Berlin-based artist Sokar Uno

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London-based Fanakapan at work

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Amsterdam-based Besok at work

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Kings Spray Street Art Festival was organized by Peter Ernst Coolen, the founder and curator of Street Art Today.

Photos by Karin du Maire

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Earlier this spring, HKwalls partnered with Vans to introduce street art to Hong Kong’s Wong Chuk Hang district. The mural pictured above was painted by the Indonesian artist Tuts. What follow are several more images of urban art that surfaced during this year’s festival:

Thailand-based Jecks

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Spanish artist Spok Brillor, one of several trucks painted during HKwalls 2017

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Hong Kong-based Taka

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Taiwanese artist Debe

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Malaysian artist Abdul Rashade

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Paris-based Zoer

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All photos courtesy HKwalls

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Sabina Chagina, the founder and organizer of Moscow’s massive Artmosphere Street Art Biennale, a city-wide program of international street art in Moscow, will speak tomorrow evening at Columbia University. In a presentation hosted the Harriman Institute and Causa Artium, Ms. Sabina Chagina — on her first visit to NYC — will address what it takes to make such a massive undertaking succeed in the unique context of the Russian capital, an unlikely setting for an inherently anti-establishment art form.

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For the past several years, Sabina Chagina has brought dozens of first-rate street artists to Russia, where they work — along with local ones — both inside key venues and outside on the streets and walls of Moscow.

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Sabaina Chagina’s presentation will take place tomorrow evening, March 2, 6-8 pm at 601B Pulitzer Hall at the Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway at 116th St.

Images of artworks:

1 Italian artist Agostino Iacurci

4 Russian artist Aske

5 Spanish artist Okuda

All photos courtesy Causa Artium

Note: Hailed in a range of media from Wide Walls to the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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A celebration of street art and creative collaboration, HKwalls 2017 will take place in the industrial district of Wong Chuk Hang from March 18 to March 26. Since its launch in 2014, HKwalls has actively engaged the public, while providing opportunities for artists to showcase and share their talents — as they bring intrigue and color to Hong Kong’s streets. The images featured here (1-9) were painted during HKwalls Street Art Festival 2016.

Madrid-based Okuda

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Malaysian artist Dmojo at work

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Japanese artist Suiko

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Manila-based Egg Fiasco

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Singapore-based Clogtwo

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Taiwanese artist Colasa at work

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Italian artist Peeta 

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NYC-based Faust and London native Roid

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Among the artists to be featured in HKwalls 2017 are: Zoer, Amuse, Merlot, Snik, Mauy Cola and Swoon, who several weeks ago visited Hong Kong and wheat pasted an entire tram — a collaboration among HKwalls, Hoca Foundation and Hong Kong Tramways — for HKwalls 2017.

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During the nine days of HKwalls 2017, there will also be other activities — including a print exhibition featuring the artists’ works and a closing block party on March 26th. Among HKwalls‘ partners are: Vans, eico paints, MTN and Eggshell Stickers.

Photo credits: 1, 2 & 7 Cheung Chi Wau; 3, 5 & 6 Cheung Wai Lok; 4 Kyra Campbell and 8-10, courtesy HKwalls

Note: Hailed in a range of media from Wide Walls to the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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Among the most exuberant walls in Mexico City are those painted by both local and international artists during the city’s Meeting of Styles festival. I first discovered them on a tour with Street Art Chilangoand then I kept on returning to them. Above is the work of Ecuadorian artist Apitatan. Here are several more:

Mexican painter Diego Zelaya

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Barcelona-based writer Musa 71

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Tucson-based Cyfione

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Main Rodriguez

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Mexican artist YuzuRabia

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French artists Astro and Shane Hello

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Photos by Lois Stavsky; special thanks to Caro for identifying so many of the artists as I was posting Mexico City’s street art on Instagram earlier this month.

Note: Hailed in a range of media from the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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Launched by the Wabash Arts Corridor and Columbia College Chicago, WAC Big Walls Festval continues to transform Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood into a vibrant outdoor museum. Pictured above is Brazilian artist Kobra‘s tribute to legendary blues musician, Muddy Waters. Here are several more murals — gracing the walls of the Loop — that we captured while visiting Chicago this past week:

Argentine arist Marina Zumi, close-up

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German artist Hera of Herakut

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Dutch artist Collin van der Sluijs

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Chicago’s Don’t Fret on college debt!

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Chicago’s Likes1

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Chicago’s Amuse 126

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Photo credits: 1-3 Lois Stavsky, 4-7 Tara Murray

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