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Feeling the love in Brixton

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Celebrating its 15th year, South London’s tree lined Josephine Avenue was once transformed into a bustling open air Urban Art Fair. Over 200 artists take part in the festival, showcasing their work through painting, photography, mixed media and street art. This piece by graphic designer Lilly Lou sent a particularly positive message worth sharing.  Continue reading

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Our Treasures are Within

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DOT Art presents, “Our Treasures are Within,” a mural painted within a 100-foot pedestrian tunnel at 88th Road and Cross Island Parkway in Bellerose Manor, Queens. Joel Bergner’s brightly colored narrative mural was the finishing touch of the transformation, creating an inviting corridor for pedestrians of all ages. “Our Treasures are Within” celebrates the empowerment of youth. Prior to installation, the artist hosted workshops with students from the neighboring school, St. Gregory the Great School, to develop concepts and designs for the mural. Continue reading

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South Bronx Timeline

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Artist team Andrew Antonaccio and Fillio Galvez, known as 2Alas, worked over a six day period, with the help of local volunteers, to paint “South Bronx Timeline,” a mural located at 138th Street and Grand Concourse in the Bronx. DOT Art partnered with the East Harlem Council for Community Improvement to replace the two murals presented in partnership with El Museo del Barrio that had previously beautified the bridge walls of the underpass beneath the 138th Street Bridge. Continue reading

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A hundred thousand paintbrushes

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Dutch design team Haas&Hahn (Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) have travelled the world to bring muralism to struggling communities—their most recent project was painting over 100 buildings in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighbourhood. In 2005, the duo began an artistic love affair with the favelas of Rio de Janeiro that continues to this day. Continue reading

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Artivism takes flight in Toronto’s densest neighbourhood

Open City Projects - MuralWhen you ask Torontonians about St. James Town, you’re likely to hear some disparaging remarks. Constructed in the 1960s, the 19 towers that house many of the city’s recently arrived and economically vulnerable residents make up Canada’s densest neighbourhood at 25,000 people, and arguably its most diverse. All this vibrant complexity and dynamism, however, happens to be nestled among the drabbest and dullest architecture in the city. Continue reading

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