For more please head over to my collection on Flickr, Street Art Photography, an album containing over a thousand photos of street art captured over the past 15 years in NYC and Sacramento, with some images taken in other cities and countries. From tags to large scale murals, with everything in between… Some of this artwork has long disappeared, others remain, some are hidden between buildings, others are displayed prominently, proudly, on visible walls. Many of the photos in this album were taken in Bushwick in Brooklyn over a decade ago, an area which has undergone significant changes in the past few years, with more artwork going up, but, at the same time, a lot disappearing too. Art is everywhere, we just need to look around to see it.
I really enjoyed walking around the city during last year’s mural festival, and was therefore really excited about this year’s Wide Open Walls project! Now that we live downtown it was much easier to walk around documenting the murals in their different states of progression. Over 10 days during this past August 40 or so artists and walls were paired together all around Sacramento, and we now have the luxury of seeing a ton of new and beautiful artwork every day. As we are always on foot I haven’t been able to capture them all yet, and I have progress pictures of some and not of others (I was only a few weeks postpartum AND it was over 100 degrees). I will be adding to the gallery every time I come across a new one. Also, it was impossible to get a good, full picture of the Artners Collaborative mural, but it’s amazing, and they deserve a blog post all to themselves in the near future!
You can find a list of artists and locations right HERE (I think some of them changed a little, and I know there is at least one extra one not on the list). I still need to get up above 27th St to see those up there(especially to se Bryan Valenzuela’s mural as I loved what he did for the Art Street project earlier this year), and down to Oak Park to see those there too. It’s really, really worth it, believe me!
Wide Open Walls 916 will also be hosting a Street Art Mural Jam on October 21st. I will be at Aftershock that weekend, but I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how the block turns out afterwards!