Celebrating Street Art

Street art has found its way into museums, but it started out as an illegal protest in large cities – from Mexico to Paris and New York. Hip-hop culture made it popular in the 1980s.

When does vandalism become art? For some, it’s when a doodle in a bathroom stall makes them smile; for others, it’s the moment they encounter a large-scale painting on an unlikely street corner. Street art has a long and controversial history, but in recent years it has evolved and been reinvented as a high art form. More and more, artists who appropriate public space are also harnessing market forces for their own gain. from Invaluable: The Evolution of Street Art

♥ Gather together a collection of inspirational street art!

Profile some artists who are blowing people’s minds!

♥ Make a list of pieces you want to see before you die!

♥ Push the boundaries! Write an article about what street art could be!

♥ Visit a street where street art is welcome!

On my list of must see!

Silo Art Trail