In a rapidly vacating city, street art makes Baltimore beautiful.
These Streets looks at the street art scene in Baltimore, both legal and illegal. It explores how street artists are using an ever more desolate landscape as a canvas for their work.
There is a wide variety of street artists in Baltimore. While some street artists create and post silkscreened posters promoting events like May Day protests, other larger and more visible artists, such as Gaia, curate large funded projects, such as Open Walls Baltimore, that invites major artists to use Baltimore as their canvas. These Streets talks about the double-edged sword of how the public art may both beautify and gentrify a neighborhood and the benefits and dangers that may have on a community.
Video Credits: Gabe Dinsmoor, Alice Richardson, Clary Estes