Open Walls Baltimore Kicks Off

February 28th, 2012 | By | 4 Comments »

Open Walls Baltimore is a project that I have been personally coordinating with the not for profit Station North and is supported by the PNC foundation and a generous Our Town grant from the NEA. The intention is of course to produce great art on the streets and put on for my city that I love so much. Yet, of course, as every public art project must be, the OWB initiative will hopefully produce more than just spectacular murals. This is about an investment in a neighborhood that is burdened by 150 vacant homes and bridging the gaps between the artist community that calls Station North home and the residents of Greenmount West. Inspired by my experience with both Wynwood Walls in Miami and Living Walls in Atlanta, this initial and very exciting start will hopefully result in a continued support for public art and experimental intervention that can become more holistic as time moves forward. The current line up is as follows: Interesni Kazki, Maya Hayuk, Swoon, Specter, Doodles, Jaz, Ever, Freddy Sam, Mata Ruda, Nanook, MOMO, Vhils, Sten and Lex, Chris Stain, Jetsonorama, Overunder, and others. The website is now live. More to come!!!

Photos by Martha Cooper

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  • dick willis

    As a resident of Charles North — Station North Arts Disctrict, I was present this evening to see you open the new Open Walls/ Artists on Walls adventure.  I didn’t know you live in the area.
    So, we’re neighbors — me  dick willis       Richard S. Willis, Ph.D.  (dr wonderful)
                                          1613  St Paul ST      (lived here since 1981.  
    I’m Tresurer of Charles North and also a boad member of the MIdtown Development Corporation
                                                   with Bill Baxtum and Charlie Duff.
    Woiuld like to meet you   — you  were so dynamic this evening.      410 207 9189

    Dick Willis    dr wonderful 

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